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!
March 21, 2017 at 3:34 PM
Lots of happenings in the fourth quarter! I hope you will meet all goals you set.
March 21, 2017 at 9:30 PM
Love this post. I have to read this book – and I love how you connected it to your classroom.
March 21, 2017 at 9:33 PM
I just read The Playbook yesterday. I love this connection. Good luck reaching all of your 4th quarter goals!
March 21, 2017 at 10:05 PM
We just started our list trimester. It is already dragging ha. 2 weeks till Spring Break!
March 21, 2017 at 10:12 PM
You’ve inspired me to get the book. All the best…to the end!
March 22, 2017 at 4:53 AM
I love Kwame Alexander – his books never stay on our classroom bookshelves for very long. I can’t even think about fourth quarter…yikes!