Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Terrific Tuesday...EOY PARCC

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

During the small group, teacher-led instruction we continued to solve word problems involving the addition and subtraction of time, or elapsed time.  We practiced using number lines and algorithms to determine the answers.

During math with a partner the students worked together, engaging in math discourse, to solve an elapsed time word problem using two different strategies.  Once they were done, they watched an Educreations lesson where I modeled solving the problem.  Students were able to check their work or get help from this video while I was with a small group.

Finally, during the technology the students visited Sumdog and practiced solving duration word problems.

Once again, due to testing, there is no homework this week.

Following math we took a Go Noodle brain break.  Then we moved onto our literacy block.

Since our literacy block was, once again, reduced to 30 minutes, due to PARCC testing, the students did rainbow words using their new word work words and then worked on constructing their third paragraph for the issues inquiry project using their own notes and the Educreations lesson that I posted to the third grade web site.

I was able to meet with one guided reading group.

Tigers:  We sorted their new word work words and reviewed the pronunciation and meaning of each.  After that we discussed the literary genre of biography and previewed their next book which is a biography about Ameilia Earhart.

Following lunch and outdoor recess we took a bathroom and drink break and then began PARCC testing.  Today , the students completed the end of year math assessment.

After PARCC, the students worked on a very special activity for someone very special in their lives.  :-)

Back to our regular routine for tomorrow!!

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