Monday, April 14, 2008

Back to Routine...for good!

We are back to our regular routine and schedule for the duration! In math, we spent a lot of time working on identifying fractions of a set. I gave out an "exit card"...a quick check to see who could identify 1/6 and 1/2 of 12 and the majority of the class are still struggling. We worked on a worksheet, in class, and students got to choose if they wanted to complete it independently or in a small group, with me. For homework, there is a worksheet on counting money....this should be a review from 2nd grade and is intended as such, as we have not spent time on this in class.

During our reading block we continued reading Matilda. Then we searched for -are words and sorted them according to the sound made by the -are spelling pattern. For homework, students must find and list at least 10 -are words in their spelling journals.

Following art, lunch and recess, we will continue our study of poetry. I will read more poems aloud and then students will write acrostic poems. These are poems where you begin with a name (or a word) and write it vertically. Each line of the poem begins with a letter from the original word. For example:


We will end the day with a book exchange in the media center.

Please remember that children are expected to read for at least 15 minutes EVERY night. Additionally, they should be memorizing their basic math facts.

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