Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thriving Thursday

The children started off their day by going to art.  After that, while I continued informal reading assessments, Mrs. Benson worked on point of view in fiction.  First, the children looked at a picture of a duck/bunny; depending on your perspective you either see a duck or a bunny.  They used this picture to introduce point of view.  After that, they listened to the story Crow Boy by Taro Yashima and discussed the different points of view in the book.  Next, the students worked independently on identifying nouns and cursive handwriting (i, t, u, w and e).

After completing a warm up and reviewing last night's homework in math, the students learned how to use a number line to round numbers to the nearest hundred.  Today Mrs. Head and myself captured the actual lesson using Educations.  Click here to see it.  For homework the children need to finish the worksheet we began in class.  If they need help, view the link on the blog or in the lessons section of the blog...they are the same thing!

Following math, the children enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.  Then the children learned about our classroom jobs and some of them got job assignments...we did not get to this yesterday!  :-(  After that, we passed out a lot of papers because it was our monthly flyer distribution day.

Finally, we began our writing block!  Today we began planning our first writing piece.  The students set up an organizer in their writing journal where they identified the good deed they did for the common good.  They also created a chart where they listed their actions, thoughts and feelings as they did their good deed.  Of course students were given time to orally rehearse and share their ideas!

Unfortunately, we did not have time for our planned social studies lesson.

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