## Wednesday, November 3, 2010

### Wednesday...but it sure feels like Monday!

Welcome to the second marking period! Crazy how quickly time passes, isn't it?!?!!

In math we spent the entire period taking notes and practicing solving converting linear measurements. The students have notes and examples in their math journals. Tonight's homework is also in their math journal. IN case any student's forget their journals at school, here are the problems; 6 ft = ___yd, 6 yd. = ___ft., 72 in. = ___ft., 12 ft. = __ yd. and a bonus...2 yd = __ in.

In reading we began by clearing out the student's reading section and unfinished work folder. Papers that are no longer needed have been paper clipped and put in the child's home folder. These should be removed and kept at home. NO writing pieces should have been removed. ALL writing pieces should remain in the writing section of the binder.

After that we read the beginning of an article about migrating animals in our new edition of National Geographic. I also modeled creating a list of subjects that I am an "expert" on for my writing to inform topic list. I also introduced a new word of the week...scrumptious, meaning delicious.

As part of their independent work the students were expected to reread pages 4 and 5 in their National Geographic and identify 2 important ideas. They also created a writing to inform topic list which should be stored in the writing section of their binder. They are welcome to add topics to it at any time. Finally, the completed a WOW worksheet for the word scrumptious.

I met with all three reading groups!

Red: We read sections of text and wrote sentences identifying the main idea. HW: Read pages 11-13 TWICE and write a sentence that states the main idea for that section on the sticky note provided.

Blue: We read sections of text and wrote sentences identifying the main idea. HW: Read pages 12-15. Then reread pages 13 and 14 and write a sentence stating the main idea for those two pages on the sticky note provided.

Green: We read sections of text and discussed the main idea. HW: Read pages 8-14 and get a parent signature stating that the student read those pages.

Following lunch and recess the students will go to PE. When they return to class we will analyze the production of a pair of jeans.