Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Read Across America

Today is Read Across America day in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday. Our wonderful guidance counselor, Mrs. Howard, and super media specialist, Mrs. Rose, planned for a guest reader to read a Dr. Seuss book to each class from 9:30-10:00 this morning. Our guest was Mrs. Winpigler, from the Damascus Community Bank. We had already met her on our walking field trip, earlier this year. Sop, it was great to see a her again and enjoy Oh, the Things You Can Think by Dr. Seuss.

Following that, we switched for math and took the unit 4 assessment. Students in my math class will bring home a xeroxed copy of the front page of the test with their grade on it.

During reading the children wrote thank you notes to Mrs. Winpigler and worked on small group assignments.

SP&T: Read chapter 5 on their own. Then met with me to reread chapter 5 and discuss it.

W&M: In preparation for our reading of the novel Journey by Patricia MacLachlan, we began reading a biography about the author. We discussed our building our background knowledge can help further our comprehension of the novel. Additionally, we discussed and highlighted important pieces of information within paragraphs of the biography.

JGB: Listened to a tape recording of The Little Humpbacked Horse. It was LLOONNNGGGG.

Following lunch and recess the students had some time to finish their thank you notes and finish their persuasive writing graphic organizers from yesterday. Then we will use the graphic organizers to write a first draft of a persuasive piece. Finally, we will end the day by continuing our reading of F is for Freedom.

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