Friday, October 26, 2012


The children began their day in music.  When they returned to class, I reviewed our grading system using a graphic provided by MCPS.  This graphic is now hanging on a bulletin board in our classroom as a visual reminder to all.

After that, we used the explicit and implicit details we highlighted in "Smoking Stinks!" to identify the main idea of the article.  Then I reviewed the publishing process with the class.  This included opening a new document, changing the text alignment, size and font, using spell check, saving and printing.

Reading Groups
Sharks:  We read "The Boy on the Street" and identified inferred information by looking closely at the words the author had used.

In math we reviewed identifying knowns and unknowns as we went over last night's homework.  Then we took our seventh quiz for this marking period.  The quizzes have been scored and should be in the math section of your child's binder.

Following lunch and outdoor recess the children continued with their independent work, while I met with reading groups.

Cheetahs:  The children read chapter 12 and drew the beginning, middle and end in their RRJ.  IN group we reread parts of chapter 12 and discussed the beginning, middle and end.  Students were encouraged to improve their beginning, middle and end pictures following our discussion.

Yellow Jackets:  We discussed the commissioner's decision from their homework earlier in the week.  Additionally, the children reread ch. 14 and wrote how they would feel if they were one of Kyle's teammates, in their RRJ.

Snakes:  We reread pages 2-5 and shared the facts they wrote for homework.  Then we continued reading up to page 12 and answering explicit questions, orally.

We ended the day by talking about the effects of caffeine and discovering the amount of it in various familiar food and beverages.

Monday is Rainbow Day  for Red Ribbon Week.

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