Friday, March 27, 2015

April with the RRVWP

April is just around the corner, and here's what we have going on for RRVWP activities. Please mark your calendars and join us for as many of these as you can.

The Grand Forks Writing Group will meet on Friday, April 10, at 5:30 pm at the home of Nancy Devine to workshop pieces of any genre. All RRVWP members are welcome to attend. You need not have attended meetings in the past nor commit to attending all meetings to be a part of the GF Writing Group. If planning to attend, RSVP to Pam Fisher at pam[dot]fisher[at]gfschools[dot]org.

In our next Saturday Seminar, "A Syntactic Look at Sentences," participants will examine sentence-level syntax, learn to manipulate sentence syntax to create varying effects for readers, and discuss how syntax strategies can be used to scaffold students K-16.
We will meet from 1:00-4:00 pm in Room 167 at Central High School in Grand Forks on Saturday, April 18. Enter through Door #6 (new music/theater addition). Parking is available in the lot kitty corner from Central. This session is open now for registration on My Learning Plan for PRISM credit. If you plan to attend but not sign up on My Learning Plan, please contact Pam Fisher at the email below so we plan for the appropriate number of copies. The Saturday Seminars are open to other educators in addition to RRVWP TCs, so if you would like to attend and bring your teaching colleagues, they may attend as well and earn PRISM credit or clock-hour certificates. And, even if YOU cannot attend, please pass the word on to any interested colleagues.

The Fargo Writing Group is meeting on Tuesday, April 21, from 7:00-8:30. Please RSVP to Kim Rensch at renschk[at]fargo[dot]k12[dot]nd[dot]us if planning to attend.

The Fargo-Moorhead Book Club plans to meet on Monday, April 27, at Usher's House in Moorhead from 4:30-6:00 pm to discuss Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan. RSVP to Dan Dooher at DTDOOHER2006[at]alum[dot]csbsju[dot]edu if planning to attend. You need not have read the book to join the discussion and learn more about the book.

Grand Forks Book Club: Our next book is Brown Girl Dreaming, the Youth National Book Award Winner and a Newbery Honor book by Jacqueline Woodson. We'll be meeting on Tuesday, April 28th, at 5:30 on the Rhombus rooftop. Email Andrea Scherer <andrealscherer[at]gmail[dot]com> if planning to attend.