Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Productive Day :-)

You gotta love those days that hum along and feel productive!

In math we reviewed last night's homework and tackled solving open-ended (read: many possible correct answers) word problems involving money. There is a money worksheet for homework. We will NOT have a formative tomorrow but WILL have a quiz on Friday.

On to reading...the children worked on independent reading group activities and a worksheet that guided them to consider the pros and cons of telling a story using a comic versus in a written book format.

JGB: Reread Ooka and the Honest Thief, finished directed notes and completed a vocabulary enhancement activity.

W&M: Read chapters 5&6. Answered a BCR about being angry at the wrong person. Met with me to read and discuss this section...GREAT discussion!

Charlotte's Web: Read chapter 3. Discussed "The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence" with me. Answered BCR about this idiom and whether or not it applied to Wilbur's escape.

Flat Stanley: Met with me to read chapter 2. Discussed a summary...beginning, middle and end. In their reading logs, drew and then wrote a summary of chapter 2.

Following lunch and recess we continued reading A Cricket in Times Square. Then the students worked in groups of 2-3 to create t-charts with the headings Physical Features and Human-Made Features. Then the children placed vocabulary cards on the appropriate side of the t-chart.

We ended the day by sharing out t-charts and voting for a start student.

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