## Friday, December 3, 2010

### TGIF

This morning in math we identified division as the opposite of multiplication. Then we reviewed fact families from second grade and related this to multiplication and division. En example of a fact family is given, 3, 12, 4 we can write four related facts...3x4=12, 4x3=12, 12(divided by)3=4 and 12 (divided by)4=3. The students worked on a follow up worksheet independently. We will most likely have a quiz on Tuesday...watch the blog and your child's planner for more information! :-)

We began reading by discussing the idea of a fractured fairytale (this is a fairytale that has been updated with the plot being changed). Then we read, and enjoyed, the story Foolish Jack and the Bean Stack, a fractured Jack and the Beanstalk fairytale. After that, I explicitly modeled using our topic sentences and graphic organizer to write the first paragraph of our current writing piece's rough draft.

While the students worked on their writing pieces and other unfinished work, I met with reading groups and helped students with their writing. Mrs. J. also met with a number (lots!) of students to conference on all aspects of their writing.

The blue and green reading groups checked in with me to hand in their reading books and show me their parent's signature from homework last night. The red group was not so lucky...LOL! The read group met with me to write a summary of the Anansi story and to hand in their book and show me their parent signature.

Following lunch and outdoor recess the students will go to music. When they return we will watch a video about sound.