Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hump Day

I truly hope you child talked about our assembly yesterday afternoon. Mike Knudson, the author of Dancing dudes, visited our school and spoke to the children about the writing process. It was an enjoyable and informative presentation!

In math today we applied our knowledge of shapes, perimeter and area to solve multi-stepped problems. We had a lot of fun...a lot of what we did was done on white boards and included fourth grade skills. There is a worksheet for homework.

In reading we reviewed nouns and pronouns using the morning message. Then I reviewed the RRJ prompt that was assigned yesterday. I spent time demonstrating what it meant to name AND explain. Then the students worked on redoing the prompt and individual reading group activities.

JGB: Finished directed reading of The Banza.
Dragons: Previewed a non fiction book and listed unknown words.
Frogs: Met with me...they read sections of a non-fiction book with a focus question in mind...then we discussed the answer to the questions.

Following PE, lunch and recess we will continue writing a multi-paragraphed informative piece. We will end the day by identifying geographic characteristics of our community.

Many children have to finish their RRJ assignment for homework tonight. Don't forget that the children also have spelling homework (it is due Friday) AND they are expected to read each night for 15 minutes.

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