Monday, September 23, 2013

Marvelous Monday

The children's day began in the media center with Mrs. Rose and Mrs. Dodson.

When they returned to class we began our math rotations.  When students met with me, they learned the decomposition strategy for subtracting 3 digit numbers.  You can view the lesson here.  Students practiced their basic addition facts using the Internet site, Addition Concentration.  The final rotation had students creating 3 digit addition problems with three addends, using their digit tiles.  Then they showed their work and identified the sum in their math journal.  Finally, they check their answer with a calculator and analysed and corrected any mistakes they made.

HOMEWORK tonight is via Edmodo.  Students are expected to watch the Educreations lesson from today and solve the problem 504-167=.  They will turn in the difference (answer) and also identify what needed to be decomposed (tens?  hundreds?  both?).  Students who do not have Internet access can complete the assignment during morning work tomorrow.

After math we went to an SGA assembly.  The children listened to speeches delivered by fourth and fifth grade students running for an SGA office.  When we returned to class the students completed a ballot to cast their votes.

Obviously this shortened our reading and writing block.  We used a flip chart to read about the difference between fine and folk art.  Then it was time for lunch and outdoor recess.

After recess the students worked on publishing their good deed personal narrative, completing their example of inferential language for our class book and individual reading group assignments.

Cheetahs:  The students read chapter 6 and completed an RRJ entry identifying the narrator of their book and explaining his point of view towards a character in the book.  HOMEWORK:  reread chapter 6

Pandas: We met and discussed the main idea or central idea of chapter 5.  For HOMEWORK they students need to read chapter 6 and list unknown words and the page numbers on a sticky note I provided.

Sharks:  Reread pages 2-6 for fluency.

Dolphins:  Reread the book Molly's Hard Bargain for fluency.

At the end of the day I reviewed the Edmodo assignment with the class.  Then we listened to speeches and elected class SGA representatives.  Congratulations go to CC and MR.  Finally, we began discussing the concept of gravity.


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