Monday, May 4, 2015

Marvelous Monday - EOY PARCC

Today, tomorrow, and Thursday, the students will participate in the end of year PARCC testing.  Testing will take place after recess all three afternoons.  There will not be any changes to our lunch, recess, or specials schedules.

On to our day...

This morning after reading quietly, exchanging books in the media center, or practicing keyboarding, we changed classroom jobs and began math rotations.

This week we will be focusing on solving word problems involving the addition and subtraction of time....otherwise known as, elapsed time.

So, during the small group, teacher-led instruction, we used algorithms and number lines to calculate elapsed time.  Then, during math with a partner, the students engaged in math discourse to calculate elapsed time as they worked their way through 20 different task cards.  Finally, during the technology portion, the children visited the site, Cyberchase - Can You Fill It? to work with measuring capacity and then visited the site, Mathman, to calculate elapsed time.

Due to PARCC, there is NO homework this week!!

After math we took a Go Noodle brain break and then we discussed our literacy block, which will be shortened due to PARCC testing.

Today and tomorrow, the children will focus on cutting apart and sorting new word work words, and watching an Educreations lesson for the third paragraph of the issues inquiry project and then drafting their own.  This is an informative paragraph naming and explaining arguments AGAINST their issue.

I will meet with as many guided reading groups as I can...but our literacy block today will only be a half an hour long.  :-)

Panthers:  We met and I modeled sorting their new word work words.  We discussed homophones, as there are many in this sort, and r controlled vowels.  Then we discussed the literary genre of biographies.

Following lunch and outdoor recess we participated in PARCC testing.  Today we took unit 1 of the End of the Year Mathematics assessment.  We will complete the End of the Year Mathematics assessment tomorrow afternoon.

The students ended their day in music with Mrs. Graf.

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