Here are a few things I have going on this week.
Students were each randomly assigned a job to write about from a book called Odd Jobs.
As you can see from the Table of Contents, these are definitely not your every day jobs.
I used a SMART Board generator for students to receive a random job to read about. (In hindsight, I wish I allowed my students to select their jobs. I did allow for trading, but that is a change I will make next year.)
I handed students a copy of their job description. Their first assignment was to highlight specific details that made the job unusual. They could be tasks that the students think they would enjoy or tasks that would make them not want the job.
After the highlighting was completed, students wrote about whether or not they would like to have the job. Their opinions had to be supported with specific evidence from the text. Let me tell you, students had some strong opinions on both ends of the spectrum on just about every job.
I am allowing students to decide whether to type or write this final copy. Hopefully, we will get those displayed in the hall this week.
This will be our last week with the OAA after school tutoring (which means testing is the follow week). This has been my first year in charge of these sessions, and I learned a lot. I would certainly volunteer to do it next year. I had a great team of teachers helping me, and I feel that we made a difference.
Now, I am off to see what everyone else is up to this week. Yesterday was gorgeous outside, and today it will be close to 80. I can't wait to get out for a run this afternoon! I hope the weather is this nice wherever you are!
Have a great week! Thank you, Jennifer for hosting this linky. I really enjoy checking out everyone's plans.