Tuesday, January 14, 2014


I think I mentioned in yesterday's post that this week had some interruptions to our regular routine.

Well, today was no exception.  This morning I was in meetings, in the building but out of the classroom, from 9:15-12:40.  So, I relied on the very capable hands of some instructional assistants to ensure the children continued with their academic assignments.

The students' day began with art. 

When they returned to the room they began math rotations.  The teacher lesson focused on building fractions using pattern blocks.  During guided practice the students played the fraction memory game.  Finally, during the technology rotation, they used a fraction app on the Ipad to reinforce naming and identifying fractions.

For HOMEWORK the students need to use the fraction app on Edmodo for 10-15 minutes.

After math, the students continued working on the independent reading and writing tasks that need to be finished this week.  They published the first three paragraphs of their inquiry project.  They worked on a page for the secret class book.  Then they watched a lesson modeling the fourth and final paragraph for the project, taught by me and captured using Educreations.  After watching it once, or twice, they drafted a concluding paragraph.  Finally, they worked on their travel brochures.

After lunch and indoor recess the students continued working independently while I met with individuals and small groups to help them with the writing of their inquiry project.

We ended the day working in small groups on the disease/parasite presentations.  The students will share these tomorrow at the end of the day.

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