## Friday, May 15, 2015

### Fabulous Friday - Interims

This morning, after reading quietly, exchanging books in the media center, or practicing keyboarding, we reviewed last night's math homework.  Then the children took their weekly math formative (quiz).  The quizzes have been scored and returned to the children.  Look for them in your child's home folder this evening.

Once everyone was finished, I reviewed the answers to each problem on the quiz.  Then we took a Go Noodle brain break.

Next we began our literacy block.  During independent work time the children will complete guided reading tasks.  Then they will finish watching the Econ and Me lesson about scarcity and identify the meaning of scarcity, 3 resources the children used to build the clubhouse, 2 limited resources, and 1 choice they had to make.  Finally, they will use the feedback I provided on their opinion rough draft, and revise and type their fourth paragraph onto their Google doc.

Panthers:  We began with a word work quiz.  Then we shared some of the places the children marked showing courage for homework last night.  Finally, I modeled, in writing, how to name and explain an example of courage, from the text.

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

Tigers:  Independently the students watched a Brain Pop Jr. lesson about Main Idea.  Then they reread the pages between the red post-it notes, and wrote the main idea of each page on a sticky note.  In group we took a word work quiz, first.  Then we reviewed the main idea for each of the pages between the red post-it notes.

Leopards:  Independently the students went to a web site to practice identifying the main idea of a paragraph.  Then they reread pages 52-59 and identified the main idea and 2 supporting details for each chapter.  In group we took a short word work quiz and then reviewed the main idea and supporting details for each chapter.

Lions:  Independently the students went to a web site to practice identifying the main idea of a paragraph.  Then they reread pages 52-59 and identified the main idea and 2 supporting details for each chapter.  In group we took a short word work quiz and then reviewed the main idea and supporting details for each chapter.

After our literacy block we shard homework writing journal entries.  Then we had our weekly class meeting.  We began with a group share.  Students shared advice they would give to next year's third graders.  After that we exchanged compliments and thank yous.  Finally, we discussed challenges.  We revisited the recess issues and students reported an improvement over the past week.  WOO HOO!  We also discussed choosing friends and playmates wisely.

At the end of the day I distributed interim progress reports.  These are yours to keep.  They are NOT report cards.

Have a great weekend!