Monday, September 21, 2009


This morning, in math, we used our rounding skills to estimate the sums of addition problems. We also practiced continuing numeric patterns and identifying the rule for the patterns. While the students worked independently, Mrs. Starkey worked with a small group on their independent work. I worked with a small group rounding three digit numbers to the nearest ten. SO...we got as lot done!!!! There is a pattern worksheet for homework.

During reading we read and discussed The Empty Pot. We concentrated on identifying the problem and the solution to it. Then we worked on using sensory images to describe the feeling (touch) of an object.

Following art, lunch and recess the children worked independently on a story map for The Empty Pot and practicing the cursive letters f, p and j. I met with reading groups and Mrs. Hepner, the reading specialist, worked with small groups on their writing.

Reading Groups:
Bear: Reviewed suffixes and the lists they created in their RRJ. Reread the story and located the problem and solution. Tonight they need reread their story.

Tiger: Completed concept map for forlorn and put in their binder for future reference. Tonight they need to reread Crow Boy and locate the problem and solution.

Lion: reviewed the BCR from last week and shared models, written by peers, of exemplar answers. Tonight they need to read chapters 4&5.

We finished the day by reviewing natural, human and capital resources. Then the students created charts of the resources that are needed in our classroom to provide a good education.

All students should be working on their word study homework tonight.

Additionally, we still need parent volunteers to plan our walking field trip of Damascus!

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