Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hump Day

I saw the sun shining for about 5 minutes right before 9:00. Did anyone else see it?!?!

In math we learned that 1,000 grams = 1 kilogram and completed a practice worksheet using this knowledge. I met with a small group working on identifying elapsed time. There is a calendar worksheet for homework. I AM planning to give a quiz on Friday!

We began reading by reviewing the structure of a play. The class will be dividing into groups and working to present a least I am hoping that we will be able to pull this off! They will work in a small group to practice dialogue, map out movements/action, create scenery and make costumes. Then they will perform for the class. We'll see how this goes...wish ME luck! I am not worried about the children...they are GREAT. I know they will do what they are instructed to do...I worry about my leadership abilities in this task!! :-)

Following PE, lunch and recess the students will work independently on reading group assignments, their second realistic fiction writing piece and any other unfinished work. I will continue to meet with reading groups.

Lions: We met this morning and reviewed their word lists from homework last night. Then we began reading and discussing chapter 12. This afternoon they will finish rereading chapter 12 and complete a follow-up worksheet depicting their favorite scene, in the book, so far and identifying synonyms, antonyms and homonyms...always good practice! Tonight they need to read chapter 13 and identify 3-5 unknown words.

Tigers:Reviewed reading and understanding 5 vocabulary words from chapter 5. Then read and discussed most of this chapter. The students completed the chapter at their seats. Tonight they need to reread chapter 5 (fluency, fluency, fluency!!)

Bears: Used the graphic organizer to retell Across the RR tracks. Then we finished reading the chapter and identified the "end" of the graphic organizer. Tonight they need to reread this chapter. (FLUENCY!!!!)

We will end the day by continuing our reading about Georgetown and identifying aspects of its culture. The students will also write about a trade or occupation they would have wanted to have in their social studies journal.

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