This morning in reading we continued reading the Jack Prelutsky biography and discussing his writing tips. Then we reviewed the structure of poetry by labeling a poem entitled, "As Soon as Fred Gets Out of Bed". After labeling the rhyming pattern, I identified this poem as a couplet since it contained sets of two lines that rhymed and had the same number of syllables.
Next, the students received a list of directions for writing couplets. I used these directions to model writing a poem. As I've suggested and we've read in Mr. Prelutsky's book, I chose a topic with which I was familiar; Lulu (my dog) peeing on the carpet.
Here's the poem:
Oh, Lulu, how could you
When will you get a clue?
The carpet is not the place
Pee outside for goodness grace!
In math we reviewed fractions of a set in whole group. Then the students worked on a practice worksheet while Mrs. Benson and I each worked with a small group to practice using the skip counting strategy to solve these problems. I also met with my number line small group from yesterday.
Next the class visited the media center and enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.
After recess, the students attempted to write 2 different couplets poems, with 4 lines each. We will begin sharing and getting feedback on these Monday. I met with two reading groups.
Bears: We added more words to out RRJ to prepare for our new book Bunnicula. We will begin reading chapter 1 on Monday.
Lions: We continued writing a summary on the white board of chapters 1-10 in Gooseberry Park.
We ended the day by observing a dry bean and a soaked bean. We recorded our observations in the science packet that was handed out today.
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