Thursday, March 8, 2012


This morning in reading we used word structure to help us decode and identify the meaning of words. While doing this we practice test taking strategies, such as eliminating incorrect responses and identifying key words, too. This activity took the entire morning portion of the reading block.

In math we reviewed identifying and naming both fractions and mixed numbers. Students who are demonstrating complete understanding worked on an independent follow up worksheet and then went to anchor activities, which included using apps on the iPad. Other students rotated between working with me in small group, completing the independent worksheet and going to anchor activities. Both groups who worked with me received more practice with identifying and naming fractions and mixed numbers. There is a worksheet for homework and we will have a short quiz tomorrow.

Following art, lunch and recess I introduced the new WOW word - taunt (to make fun of or mock). Then the students completed their persuasive rough drafts, finished the BCRs from yesterday and worked on a WOW worksheet for taunt while I met with reading groups.

Bears: We discussed chapter 15 and shared what surprised each student (their homework from last night). There is no homework tonight.

Lions: We read and discussed chapter 7. There is no homework tonight.

Unfortunately, we ran out of time and I did not get to the crabs group today.

We ended the day by beginning a discussion, using the book The Little House, about the impact of technology on the environment around us.

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