## Wednesday, December 8, 2010

### Wonderful Wednesday

In math we explored strategies to solve division problems. Given the problem 24 divided by8 = students were taught they can make 8 equal groups and share the 24 equally (like passing out playing cards) OR they could make groups of 8 till they got to 24 and count how many groups they got OR they could add groups of 8 til they got to 24 and count how many groups they added OR they could start with 24 and subtract groups of 8 until they get to zero...the number of groups they subtracted is the answer. I told the students that they had to used the strategy that works best for THEM!

While the students worked independently on a worksheet, I met with a small groups practicing the repeated addition strategy for multiplication. There is a division worksheet for homework.

We began reading by assigning a new spelling lesson. The homework sheet will be due on Friday, December 17. The focus is the "f" sound spelled ph and ugh. After that we read the story the Little Red Hen and practiced sequencing the events. While I met with reading groups, the students completed a sequencing worksheet and worked on other unfinished work from earlier in the week. I met with reading groups.

Blue: We reread the story, identified important events from the plot. Then we shared examples of cause and effect from the story. For homework the students need to reread the story and identify one example of cause and effect on their sticky note.

Red: We reread the story and discussed examples of cause and effect. For homework they need to reread the story and write one example of cause and effect on the sticky note.

Green: We reread the story and discussed examples of cause and effect. For homework they need to reread the story and write one example of cause and effect on the sticky note.

Following lunch and indoor recess the students went to PE. When they return we will use rulers to create sound through vibrations.