To preview our vocabulary, this time the kiddos went on a gallery walk. I wrote the words on blue papers and hung them around the room. The kids had ten minutes to walk around and contribute to each poster. They either wrote the meaning in their own words, sketched it out, or listed examples of the word. I had the kiddos read what other students wrote to prompt deeper thinking and more connections, and it was a hit! They were so into it, that there was an audible groan when time was up. We took some time to go over their posters afterward, and we clarified any misconceptions about terms by adding the definitions they need to study for the RS test to our posters. We acted out a few definitions like surrounded and melody, and of course, that always helps cement the meaning too!
In other news, it looks like the Arctic outside of my window. We're getting hit with lots of snow tonight, so I am totally staying in. All night. :) Yay!!!!