Had a great weekend UNTIL approximately 6:00 pm last night...still can't stomach that loss...I have outlawed the newspaper and the news from the house for the day...I don't even want to think about THAT! (For anyone who is confused, I am talking about a certain sporting even that began at 4:15 on Sunday...see I can't even mention the "f" word or the "r" word....)
Luckily, our morning began with individual student pictures, so talk about the "f" game was VERY limited. After that, in math, we began rounding numbers to the nearest ten. Ask your children to share with you my two hand strategy for remembering which numbers round up and which round down. If they don't remember it, remind them to pay special attention when I review it in class tomorrow so they can share it with you tomorrow night! Homework tonight is a subtraction paper...we were not ready to practice rounding on our own. :-)
During reading, we discussed the plot of a story, including the introduction, the rising action, the climax, the falling action and the resolution (denouement). Then we read Brave Irene, by William Steig. After reading it as a class, I split the students into groups of three, gave them a copy of the book and a worksheet for them to complete. They reread the book and then worked together to correctly place the events from Brave Irene into the Story Plot Graph. We will share their answers after art, lunch and recess.
This afternoon, I am planning to pass back their graded writing pieces. Look for these in their binders! We will also (hopefully!) identify goods and services in The Big Green Pocketbook and go to the media center for a book exchange. We will get new class jobs, too!
Thursday night is Family Math Night. Another flyer is going home this evening.
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- Another busy day!
- Hump Day
- Okay...we are getting somewhere....
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- Remember...we learn from our mistakes!!!
- Formative Wednesday
- STOP...my teaching!
- Now...it's Friday!
- Kind of like a Friday?!?!
- We learn from our mistakes...
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- Isn't technology great?
- Another busy and productive day...
- Toy Recall
- Hit the ground running...
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