Thursday, March 1, 2012


This morning we completed our reading and discussion of Should There Be Zoos? and also finished out capture sheets. After that we got into a fabulous discussion about Black History and segregation.

While I meet with reading groups this morning and this afternoon the students will write an opinion statement regarding zoos (whether or not we should have them). They will also do a homophone practice exercise from the language arts book. Finally, they will complete a comprehension worksheet about Sidney Poitier, the first American American to win an Academy Award.

Reading Groups:
Crabs: We shared the homework from last night, titles for chapter nine. Then we identified the problem and solution for the entire book. I collected book and we will begin a new one on Monday.

In math we began studying probability by identifying the terms certain, most likely, less likely, and impossible. Then the students rotated between three groups. One group completed a two sided probability practice worksheet and then went to anchor activities. The next groups worked with Mrs. Benson adding money. The final group worked with me telling time using an analog clock. There is a probability worksheet for homework. There will not be a quiz tomorrow.

Following art, lunch and outdoor recess I shared some student responses from yesterday with the class. We identified the strengths in these pieces, such as; strong topic and concluding sentences, naming and explaining support from the text and good transition words.

Then the children continued their independent work from this morning and I met with reading groups.

Reading Groups:
Bears: We shared the questions the students wrote for homework last night.

Lions: We shared last night's homework...discussing how Stumpy and Murray met and what they have in common.


We ended the day by identifying the three part of the ear (outer, middle and inner). We also learned that the eardrum needs to vibrate in order for us to hear.

I will be out no blog update!

Remember, there is an early dismissal!!

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