Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hump Day!

This morning in math we continued working with the Hand on Equations program but, today, the students were turned loose to work independently. I worked with a small group, using the entrance cards from Monday, to practice strategies to solve division problems. Tonight's homework is to complete rows 6-10 from last night's worksheet.

A word about our math class...
PLEASE encourage your child to STOP my teaching and ASK questions as soon as they are confused or lost. I try my best to encourage this and applaud the students who take the risk and speak up. Often, the students act as if they understand, but when I turn them loose to work independently, chaos ensues! Well, not chaos...but tons 'o confusion. It is easier to address these questions in whole group, so that I can meet with small groups! :-)

We began reading by working with partners to identify what we know and what we have questions about concerning dictionaries. After sharing these thoughts, I spent time dissecting entries in the dictionary. Next, we went to the media center for our final day of gathering and organizing our research for the state travel brochures.

Following lunch and outdoor recess the students went to PE. When they return to class we will work in small groups on our MSA song and share the results.

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