Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Terrific Tuesday

Wow! Busy day today!

In math we continued rounding numbers to the nearest ten but we challenged ourselves by doing this with THREE digit numbers. I worked with a small group to provide extra support and practice while the rest of the class worked independently on two worksheets and went to anchor activities. There is a rounding worksheet for homework.

In reading we read the story Island Boy and discussed how character traits can help us identify how a character changes from the beginning to the end of a story. We also used our words from homework last night to chart the various ways that the ?ee? sound is spelled at words. The students pointed out that when the /ee/ sound occurs at the end of the word it is usually spelled ey or just y. When the /ee/ sound is in the middle of the word ee and ea are the most common spellings.

Following lunch and recess we discussed the way authors use sensory images in their writing to "paint" a picture in their readers minds. We then read The Listening Walk and began writing a personal narrative with an emphasis on using sound words in our writing.

At the end of the day we shared a letter about new reading classes that will begin tomorrow.

Homework: Read for 15 minutes and take fingerprints of one adult in your house and code the prints.

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