Thursday, June 3, 2010

Band and Strings Concert

This morning, instead of math, we went to the DES Spring Band and Strings Concert. I was so impressed with the abilities of our 4th and 5th graders. It was a fabulous concert!

Prior to going to the show, we completed our plant unit by opening up the seed pods and realizing that one seed can produce8 or more seeds that can be planted and grow new plants. Amazing!

After the show, we went to reading class. Our class continued working on the conventions trait of writing. We first read the story, The Mega-Deluxe Capitalization Machine, and discussed the rules addressed in the book. Then the students completed a graphic organizer to help them plan a poster advertising the Mega-Deluxe Capitalization Machine. We will create the posters tomorrow morning.

Following music, lunch and recess the students will continue working on their plays in their small groups. Today I will attempt to meet with each group to begin staging of the movements.

We will end the day by continuing to read and take notes about the conflict and compromise associated with the building of the C&O Canal.

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