Monday, April 28, 2008

Cold, Wet and Rainy Monday

What better place to be then in school learning? :-)

In math we spent MORE time identifying fractions of a set. I put a lot of emphasis on setting up the fractions and multiplying the denominator and the numerator by the same number. The children completed a worksheet, in class, independently, while I worked with a small group of students. Tonight, for homework, they are to complete a worksheet that is similar to the one they did in class. If they get stuck, they should use their classwork to help them figure out what to do.

Reading was interrupted with our sitting for the Spring Portraits. We spent time looking for -ear words and then sorted the words according to the sound the -ear pattern makes. We discovered 4 different common sounds! Tonight, for homework, the children should find 10 -ear words in magazines, newspapers, junk mail, etc., cut out the words and glue them into their spelling journal.

We also continued reading A Cricket in Times Square.

Following art, lunch and recess, we will read another chapter of A Cricket in Times Square. Then we will write Haiku poetry.

Haiku poetry is a Japanese form that contains only 17 syllables in the entire poem. Line 1 has 5 syllables, line 2 has 7 syllables and line 3 has 5 syllables. The poem is about nature and does not rhyme.

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

Mr. Lee is in need of parent volunteers for field day. A second flyer is coming home today!

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