Tuesday, October 23, 2012

After going to PE, we returned to class and reviewed the concepts of explicit and implicit information in text.  Then we used an online flip chart to practice identifying explicit and implicit information using specific sentences that were taken from the article, "Smoking Stinks".  After that, we used the actual article to review the concept of a verb and to practice identifying verbs in text.  Then we  viewed a Power Point that explained and illustrated the idea of past, present and future tense verbs.  Finally, we defined the word abode, our new WOW word, and orally rehearsed using it in a sentence.

While I met with small groups the children completed individual reading group activities, finished their community action rough draft, completed a worksheet for the WOW word abode and worked in a small group on a story using the app Toontastic.

The picture on the right illustrates how the independent work is written on the board.

Reading Group
Sharks:  Unfortunately HALF of this group dd not do their homework and therefore was  not prepared for today's lesson.  :-(  In group we orally reviewed the beginning, middle and end of "The Shoeshine Man" chapter.  Independently the students are writing a summary of the chapter in their RRJ.

In math we practiced writing equations using a variable (letter standing for the unknown quantity) for a multiplication word problem.  You can view the lesson here.  We also reviewed how we can use the Glencoe virtual manipulatives site to help us illustrate and solve the word problems.

I met with a small group to work on adding three addends at a time. 

There is a multiplication word problem worksheet for homework.

After enjoying lunch and recess the children continued their independent work and I met with more groups.

Yellow Jackets:  Independently they read chapter 13 and wrote a title for it.  IN group we read chapter 14.  For homework they need to reread chapter 14 and explain if they agreed with the decision that was made (on a sticky note).

Cheetahs:  I GOOFED!!!  I meant to assign for the children to write a summary of chapter 11...instead I wrote chapter 10.  SO that's what they did...unfortunately, I didn't discover that until we met in group.  WE had a discussion, in group, as to how to fairly solve this issue...as a group, we decided that for homework they would reread chapter 11 and tomorrow we would mover forward with chapter 12.  PHEW!

Snakes:  I collected their book about birds and handed out a new book called Dogs.  We began by identifying text features in the book and then spent time comparing and contrasting the table of contents and the index.  Then we practiced using the index to look up the topic police and read about police dogs.  For homework they need to read pages 2-5 and write two facts on a sticky note I provided.

We ended the day with a social studies lesson.  The children worked collaboratively in small groups to analyze a group of word cards and sort them according to groups they chose.  The only rules were to use all of the cards and be able to explain their grouping.

Picture day is Friday, October 26.  Information is coming home today.

Tomorrow, for Red Ribbon Week, the students are asked to wear jeans.

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