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:
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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!