Thursday, February 3, 2011


This morning, in math, we identified polygons as a closed plane (flat) shape with straight sides. We also named special polygons (ex. pentagons are 5 sided polygons). While the students worked independently, Mrs. Mutiga worked with students on the vocabulary for this unit. I worked with a group on place value and addition with regrouping. There is a polygon worksheet for homework and we will not have a quiz this week.

IN reading we read the story The Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume. We orally discussed the mood and identified specific examples from the book to support it. Then we analyzed two ads for pizza and determined which was more persuasive. After that, we discussed what made the ad more persuasive.

While I met with reading groups the students wrote about the mood in The Pain and the Great One in their RRJ. They also conferenced, with a friend, on their green eggs and ham ad and began creating their final copy.

Snow Tigers: We reviewed chapter 1 by discussing the dragons as a symbol for issues and the concept of choosing to be happy. Tonight they need to read chapter 2 and identify the theme on the sticky note.

Hornets: We discussed the first chapter and women's role in the 1800's versus women's role today. Tonight they need to read chpater 2 and write a question that they would like to ask Sarah, on a sticky note.

Hyenas: We discussed the Palmville chapter including Sarah Ida's attitude and the reasons she was sent to stay with Aunt Claudia. Tonight they need to read the chpater entitled Rossi and identify what Sarah Ida borrows from Rossi on the sticky note.

Following lunch and indoor recess the children will visit the medai center. WHen they return we will identify the roles and responsibilities associated with effective citizenship in school.

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