Monday, June 2, 2014

Monday: A Visit to the 4th Grade Wax Museum

The students began their morning in the computer lab with Mrs. Rose. They finished, and published, the Kids Blogs they have been working on over the past few weeks.

When the children returned to class, we jumped into our math rotations.

During the teacher led small group instruction, the students constructed a pictograph using a tally chart that was provided.  Guided practice allowed the students to practice determining the area or perimeter of rectangles, by playing a game and rolling dice to determine the measurements of the sides.  Finally, during the technology rotation the students watched two Learn Zillion lessons about constructing picture and bar graphs with appropriate scales.

We did take a break during math to visit the AMAZING 4th grade wax museum.

For HOMEWORK the students have a half sheet basic facts drill and a pictograph worksheet.  There will be no other homework tonight.  Read on to find out why!

So, due to the 4th grade Wax Museum and a longer than usual math small group lesson, we did not get to our reading and writing block before lunch.

After the students returned to class from lunch and outdoor recess, I had a surprise for them!

The school has been given 8 Google Chrome notebooks and our class is one of two who have the proper log ins to allow use!!!  With that in mind, and after consulting with Mr. Vogel, I introduced the Chrome notebooks to the class and then had them create accounts at  We are going to learn how to code!!!  Needless to say the kids were very excited and this took up the majority of the afternoon.  So, we did not meet in reading groups or get independent work assignments today.

We ended the day by learning about the STEM project we will be doing and diving into groups.  In groups the students identified the problem we will solve.  We shared their thoughts our with the entire class.

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