This morning we reviewed the characteristics of folktales as we read Jack and the Beanstalk. Then the students continued working on revising their writing pieces and illustrated and wrote about their favorite part of Jack and the Beanstalk. After that, they completed unfinished work from earlier in the week.
While they worked independently, I met with my last group of 4 students to help them revise their written pieces. I will meet with all three reading groups (fingers crossed) this afternoon.
In math we used our knowledge of rectangles to determine the measurement of missing sides of a figure. We practiced in small groups on white boards before beginning a worksheet independently. For homework the children need to complete the worksheet.
After math we went to the computer lab to complete the MCPS student survey. Then we enjoyed lunch and out door recess.
After recess the students continued working independently while i met with reading groups.
Bears: We reviewed and discussed the sections they marked in their text, with post it notes, as problems or solutions the immigrants faced.
Crabs: Earlier today they added the word "cross" to their vocabulary sections of their RRJ. We discussed their entries during group, reiterating that the synonyms chosen must fir the meaning of the sentence. They didn't...so after discussion, the students re-did their entries and turned them in.
Lions: We began a new book, a folk tale, called The Three Brothers. After making some predictions, we read chapter 1 and practiced retelling what we read. Tonight, for homework, this group needs to reread chapter 1 and retell the events to an adult...and get a parent signature in their planner.
We ended the day with a class meeting and choosing our new star student for the month.
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