Thursday, February 21, 2008

Honesty is the best policy!

OK...so yesterday I said I didn't want snow...and truly, I am in a "teaching" groove, so I do not want to miss time with the students. But, when my alarm went off at 5:20 this morning, I was kind of hoping for a delay, so I could roll over and go back to sleep! So, in short, I wouldn't mind getting to sleep in, I just don't want to miss entire days! :-) Yes, I am high maintenance!

In math, the children worked independently on a review of lines while I pulled small groups to construct circles with a specific radius (such as 2 cm) and a polygon with specified lengths for its sides. There is a worksheet for homework and we will have a quiz tomorrow. If we don't have math tomorrow, the quiz will be on Monday!

Reading went well, again, today. I was able to meet with all three groups! WooHoo! While I met with groups, the children worked on practice buddy checks, a subject/predicate paper and a cursive handwriting worksheet. Some also had follow up work from their reading groups.

W&M: Met with me to complete the voacb web we started yesterday. Then, in small groups, they completed a new vocab web (independently with their group) using a word I provided from their readings.

JGB: Met with me and participated in an inquiry discussion for their story. They also copleted their packet and turned it into me.

SPT: Reread chapter 3 and answered BCR's in their reading journals. Then we met as a group to re-reread chapter 3 and discuss it.

Following lunch and indoor recess, we will visit the computer lab. Yesterday they chose current event issues that they will write to persuade about (I know, wordy sentence but you understand, right?!?!). They got ideas for their topics from the homework assignment given on Tuesday. In the computer lab, they will have a chance to gather information to support their chosen side of the topic.

After the computer lab, we will attend a band concert given by the DES 4th graders.

2 comments:

Kerry said...

WoW - I wish our teachers did a blog like this! It's great to eavesdrop on the class and see what's going on.

I found your blog from Lisa~ hope you don't mind that I lurk once in awhile. It's always good to see what's going on in other schools. Great job!

Dana Holman said...

Do I mind? Iam THRILLED that you lurk...and believe it or not...I do value feedback from everyone...it helps make the blog better...so, please....read, enjoy and comment!

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