Embarking on a literature journey, and no room for excuses!

We give a big THANK YOU to author Grace Lin for her well-written, engaging story Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.  My students are captivated once again as Ms. Lin weaves her tales with a story-within-a-story. We have created a story map to help us track the characters, adventures, and events. My students are captivated by Ba’s stories!  It is wonderful to read this aloud and watch their expressions change as the story unfolds.

I did assign brief place value homework activity – and not one student grumbled!  Hooray!  There may have been a few who tried a weak excuse but we diplomatically found solutions to those issues, and one of the inspirational posters I display served as a worthy reminder:  “Don’t make excuses, make improvements.”