In class we described an apple and on todaysmeet.com ( its a website where you can chat ) we described the apple on that website ( we kind of dissected the apple).
In class Mr. Solarz split us up ( The kids who weren't writing their arguments for the second round ) and we read Searching for tomorrows energy source By : Melissa McDaniel.
My favorite part was when we learned about all the different energy sources and the ones we didn't know existed like wave power for instance.
In Lit circles me and my group (Rowan, Lily, Michael and Chris) read the book PIE. I really liked the book because it really kept me wondering and the story teaches a lesson, teaches how to get emotional in stories and even though nobody likes you because of something you like, you don't have to change.
These skills and the 21st century skills packet help my class be a 21st century kid because instead of doing packets and worksheets we do more "futuristic" things like the poster we made today. Doing the poster was really tricky but at the same time a fun activity to do in class. We actually had to use some of our 21st century skills during this activity like thinking creatively and using technology. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.