Monday, November 12, 2012

Veteran's Day

Our morning began with our annual Flag Raising Ceremony in  recognition of Veteran's Day.  After the ceremony, we came in and discussed the meaning of the holiday and the children had the opportunity to tell us about Veterans' who are part of their family.

Next we discussed the idea of a point of view.  We revisited Boy on High Dive, the Norman Rockwell painting from Friday and identified our (the audience's) point of view.  Then we read the narrative poem, "Harriet and the Promised Land", identified the author's point of view and recognised and shared out own points of view.

Then we moved on to our writing lesson.  In writing I modeled using our notes from small group discussions on Friday to complete story boards for our facing the unknown writing piece.

While the students worked on their storyboards and individual reading group assignments, I helped some students with their writing and met with one reading group.

Yellow Jackets:  I passed out a new book called Mighty Rome!.  We identified text features in the non-fiction book and briefly discussed the Roman Empire.

In math we reviewed the relationship between multiplication and division using word problems and fact families.  I also introduced the concept of a multiple (any whole number multiplied by another whole number) and we found multiples of 2 and 4.  There is no homework this evening.

After eating lunch, the students packed up for dismissal.

There is another early dismissal tomorrow!

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