## Friday, November 5, 2010

### TGIF

How come short weeks always feel long? Funny how a 5 day work week can seem a lot easier than a 3 day! Must be that I thrive on routine! :-)

In math we took our first quiz for unit 2. We need to work on converting inches to feet to yards, etc. We will do this in small groups next week. After the quiz, we took notes, in our math journals, about area and perimeter. WE will work on these concepts next week.

In reading we completed the main idea worksheet using the important facts we identified on Wednesday and Thursday. Then we reviewed the organization of a magazine article to prove that the main idea was, in fact, mentioned in both the beginning and the end of the article!

After that, I explained and modeled how to narrow a topic for our writing pieces. Then the students chose a topic and narrowed it into two subtopics. Each subtopic will become one paragraph in our next writing piece.

While the students worked on their writing, a cursive worksheet (K, H and X) and any other unfinished work, I met with reading groups.

Red: We reviewed their HW, compared and contrasted the table of contents and the index and we identified and explained the relevance of text features.

Blue: We reviewed their HW and practiced answering oral comprehension questions by locating the information in the text.

Green: We reviewed their HW and practiced answering oral comprehension questions by locating the information in the text.

Following lunch and recess the children went to music.

When they return we will practice making decisions using a decision tree.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
We will be having an "in-house" field trip next Friday to support our science crime lab unit. Information is coming home today. Each child need to bring in a check for \$6 by next Tuesday.

Remember, book orders are due next Friday...or earlier!