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Slice of Life Tuesday: The 4th Quarter


Kwame Alexander’s book, The Playbook, is divided into 4 parts — 4 quarters of lessons people should know to be successful in life. It is a fabulous guide for living, rich with quotes and good advice. Today we started the 4th quarter of our school year, and I’m thinking about the lessons I will teach until June.

Our 4th quarter is actually split up into even more parts: spring break, more state testing, and the end-of-year celebrations and field trips. It’s a long quarter — from March 21st until June 8th. It seems like the 4th quarter will take as long to complete as the rest of the year all together!

We have a lot to do in this 4th quarter of school! Time periods in history, such as the Renaissance, in social studies, reading projects with podcasts (hopefully), and writing about literature. We will review character development, plot lines, setting, and theme. We will talk, write, and create.

In the 4th quarter, we will succeed…just like Kwame said!



Author: Jennifer Sniadecki

I write about literacy education and my love for reading and writing. My passion is sharing titles I use for school libraries, classroom collaborations, and professional development. My goal is to collaborate, research, and share with other life-long literacy learners. Welcome to my blog!

6 thoughts on “Slice of Life Tuesday: The 4th Quarter

  1. Lots of happenings in the fourth quarter! I hope you will meet all goals you set.

  2. Love this post. I have to read this book – and I love how you connected it to your classroom.

  3. I just read The Playbook yesterday. I love this connection. Good luck reaching all of your 4th quarter goals!

  4. We just started our list trimester. It is already dragging ha. 2 weeks till Spring Break!

  5. You’ve inspired me to get the book. All the best…to the end!

  6. I love Kwame Alexander – his books never stay on our classroom bookshelves for very long. I can’t even think about fourth quarter…yikes!

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