Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Terrific Tuesday

The students began their day in art.  They are bringing home some fabulous artwork.  Please look for it!!

For the remainder of this week, the students will be focusing on three things.

First, they will continue working on the amusement park that they are creating in small groups.  This is explained in greater detail in yesterday's blog post.

Additionally, some students are finishing up last week's independent work tasks from our reading and writing block.

These include:
  1. Revise/complete the 3 journal entries about a person/event who inspired the student to make a positive change in their lives.
  2. Read a blog post and then write about the topic, whether the author was writing to inform, share an opinion or express feelings, indicate the author's point of view and identify words or phrases that support the point of view.
  3. Watch a video about making recycled paper and complete a 3-2-1 in their science journal (3 new facts, 2 ideas they want to try, and 1 question they have).
Finally, in the afternoon, the children will continue working with Mrs. Sweeney's class to plan and carry out an experiment suing recycled paper to create new paper.

I will continue to meet with reading groups. 

There will not be any more homework!!

Sharks:  We worked on the /oi./ pattern and then reread chapter 2 and discussed whether or not it is a good idea for the children to visit the planet Zakroid.

Dolphins:  We will review the /ou/ pattern and practice reading and writing words with a y that sounds like an e at the end of it (ex. happy, silly)  Then we will read and discuss the roadrunner facts listed at the back of the book.

Cheetahs:  We will practice writing words with short vowel sounds using a word chain.  Then we will read the timeline at the end of the book and discuss information we obtain from a timeline and how readers can use this text feature.

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