Students will be introduced to the routines that will occur every Friday. To start, students will watch a video from an area professional to learn more about their occupation and what it takes to do that job. Once they have finished the video, they will be introduced to next week's professional and be given the opportunity to write 1-2 questions to ask that person about their job.
After the Friday 15 video, students will learn about First Chapter Fridays. During this time, students will listen to the first chapter of a book from the classroom library so that they have an idea of what kind of novels are available to be read.
From there, students will participate in D.E.A.R. time. During this time, students will read silently at their desks for 30 minutes without interruption. Once they are done, we will play 3 rounds of "Bring Your Own Book". This game will require students to find words/phrases from what they read to answer a series of playful prompts.
Finally, students will learn about the Bluff game and begin creating questions about the syllabus to use when playing the game.