## Monday, October 11, 2010

### Monday

This morning was the annual MCPS parent visitation day. It was so nice to see so many parents!

In math we identified ways to determine the scale on a bar graph. After seeing it modeled. the students had a chance to practice creating a bar graph, with a different scale, independently. I met with two small groups. One group worked on subtraction with regrouping. The other group practiced identifying the rule for a numeric pattern and using the rule to extend it. There is a graphing worksheet for homework.

We began reading by comparing and contrasting adults and children using a Venn Diagram. Then we reviewed our new spelling program (see entry below). Finally we reviewed using punctuation at the end of sentences and the three types of sentences; statement, question and exclamation.

While I met with reading groups the students worked on compiling a list of Words to Learn and completing a punctuation worksheet. When they were finished they worked on unfinished work, and read their National Geographic.

Red: Reviewed the rule -ge rule (when a g is followed by an e, the g sounds like a j). Then we wrote words that follow this rule from our book. For homework they need to read Charlie's Great Race and list unknown words on a sticky note.

Blue: Practiced writing and reading high frequency words on white boars. Then read the book My Two Families. For homework they need to reread the book and identify the problem and solution by placing the appropriate sticky notes in the book.

Green: We reviewed the rule that when a c is followed by an e or an i, the c sounds like an s. Tonight, for homework, they need to read the book and list unknown words on a sticky note.

Following lunch and recess the students went to art. When they return we will define producers, consumers and scarcity.