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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 2, Day 5 – Archetypes and Literature (Rising 5th and 6th)

Posted by on Friday, June 22, 2018 in Grade 5, Grade 6, SAVY.

Hello and Happy Friday!

Today was our day to try to pull together a week’s worth of learning.  Over the last couple of days we’ve done a more focused exploration of a single archetype in order to set up our final projects:  student-led presentations on selected archetypes, from water to the jester to the fall.  Roles were reversed and the students were now going to assume the role of teacher for open house.

Much of our time was spent in the computer lab developing and designing the materials for our presentations.  The students were tasked with grounding their piece with an image of an iconic example of their archetype and then providing an explanation and definition of the concept in their own words.  They were also expected to develop an analysis of a text example that best exemplified the concept and to provide some additional, diverse examples that suggest the full range of the idea.

(For this, we once again used the program Smore.  Students do have an account on the program until the end of the summer and can access color (and video-enabled versions) of these presentations and some of their other work throughout the week.  Check them out!  The site can be found here: .  Our class login code is DH316938 .  Students also have access to .  They all received unique login information for that program.  They did some remarkable work there.  Ask them to show you!)

After finishing up with presentations, students did some final adjustments on their work from throughout the week and then it was showtime.  The group practiced their presentations in front of the whole class, we had the opportunity to share favorite pieces from throughout the week, and then all of you arrived!

Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with your children during the past week.  Every day I was stunned, and humbled, and heartened by the extraordinary things they said and did.


Kevin Finn


Getting Ready for Open House by Discussing Their Writings