Friday, April 25, 2014

Fantastic Friday

The students began their day in PE.

When they returned to class they jumped right into math rotations.  The teacher led, small group, rotation focused on solving word problems by writing and solving equations using a variable.  The students played the clip and cover activity from earlier in the week during guided practice.  This focused on breaking apart multiplication facts to solve them accurately and quickly.  Finally, during the technology rotation the students practiced their basic multiplication facts using a site called Product Game.

After math, the students focused on their independent work assignments.  AS a reminder, these included, the second paragraph of the inquiry project (arguments for their issue), reading about how natural resources are turned into things we use, and watching a traditional tale and identifying examples of effort and motivation from the story.

While the students worked I met with several students, individually, to conference on their inquiry project writing.

Then I met with reading groups.

Sharks:  We reviewed the problem and solution in White Wave and recalled the events we had identified in the first half of the story.  Then we finished reading the tale and identified the rest of the events leading to the solution.

Following lunch and outdoor recess the students continued working independently, while I met with more groups.

Dolphins:  We practiced writing words with the -ight spelling pattern.  Then we recalled the problem in Jack and the Beanstalk and how Jack began to solve it.  After that, we read the rest of the story.  On Monday we will focus on the plot of the tale.

Cheetahs:  We began with word work, creating word chains using short vowel sounds.  After that, we reviewed the problem, solution and events we had identified on Wednesday in group.  Then we finished identifying the events in the tale White Wave.

Pandas:  We reviewed the problem and events that we had identified, in group, on Monday.  Then we began identifying the rest of the events in the plot of the tale White Wave.

We ended the day identifying the meaning of consumers and financial.  Then we named the steps needed to achieve financial goals.

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