Friday, August 30, 2013

Fabulous Friday!

The students began their day by going to PE.  When they returned to class we reviewed rounding to the nearest 100 using a number line.  Our focus today was identifying benchmark numbers.  First, the students viewed a lesson from Learn Zillion.  Then I continued the lesson and captured it using Educreations.  View the lesson here!  After that, the students, working in collaborative groups, were given three digit numbers and had to identify the benchmark numbers.  Finally, they were given a few 3 digit numbers to round to the nearest hundred, using a number line, in their math journals.

After that, the students practiced asking questions and then answering the questions as they reread Crow Boy.  Good readers have questions in their head to help them focus and comprehend text as they read.  During this time I continued my informal reading assessments with individual students.

Following lunch and outdoor recess I reviewed the actions, thoughts and feelings graphic organizer that I modeled writing in front of the class yesterday.  Then students returned to their seats and completed their organizers.  I continued with assessing students' reading.

We ended the day by reviewing the concept of the American Democratic Principle and defining citizens' rights and responsibilities.  After pointing out that rules and laws must be for the common good, the students and I decided to follow the following rules:

We Promise to...
  • Speak in an indoor voice
  • Walk in the building
  • Raise our hands for permission to speak
  • Follow directions quickly
  • Keep hands and feet to ourselves
  • Respect ourselves and others
  • Be active listeners
  • Make smart choices
  • Always do our best
Finally, the children worked collaboratively to identify jobs needed in the classroom. 
Have a wonderful three day weekend!
Back to school night is Tuesday at 7:00.  Hope to see you then!

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