Barrel of Monkeys is a group that meets with 4th grade classes once a week to work on writing skills. They promote creativity while teaching students important writing skills. They also have students act out stories written in groups. Students get excited to engage in literacy and it is a perfect fit for our unit.
Class game time is a school-wide initiative that promotes student health through movement and play. Coach Julia meets with each class for 30 minutes a week to teach problem solving strategies and new games.