Friday, October 8, 2010


This morning we took our fourth quiz in math. They are scored in the math section of your child's binder. We will be taking the unit assessment in two weeks.

We began reading by reviewing cause and effect using the book Can Kids Save the Earth? Then the students worked in small groups to write a paragraph describing a scene. Each group was given a picture. They were instructed to pretend they were in the picture and to write about what they saw, felt, heard, tasted and smelled. They were quite excited ton work on this activity and the results provided some great teachable moments!!

While I met with reading groups, the students identified examples of cause and effect from Can Kids Save the Earth (in their RRJ) and then completed unfinished work from the week.

Reading Groups:

Blue: reviewed unknown words from their homework and discussed the concepts of being adopted from an orphanage.

Green: shared the problem and solution of Tornado.

Red: Reviewed their plot homework assignment and then discussed the strengths and weaknesses of this actual reading group. We will turn our focus to shorter stories (with rich ideas and vocabulary) in an attempt to gain a stronger understanding of inference in text.

Following lunch and recess the students will go to music. When they return to class they will apply their knowledge of fingerprints to a BCR (brief constructed response--ie. essay question) about fingerprints.

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