## Monday, June 1, 2015

### Marvelous Monday

This morning, after reading quietly or practicing keyboarding, we changed classroom jobs and then began our math rotations.

This week, in math, we will be identifying the perimeter or figures and then distinguishing between the area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

During the small group, teacher-led, instruction we reviewed calculating the area of a rectangle and then learned to add the side lengths to determine the perimeter of a figure.  During math with a partner, the students played multiplication war to reinforce  basic facts fluency.  Finally, during the technology portion, the children viewed and took notes on Learn Zillion lessons about finding the perimeter of various polygons.

For HOMEWORK there is an assignment on Google Classroom, the homework page.  There are three links; two Khan academy lessons and one Khan Academy practice activity.  Also, a homework writing journal entry is due Friday.

After math we took a Go Noodle brain break and then had an impromptu discussion about tomorrow's field trip to the zoo.

Then we began our literacy block.

Today students worked on guided reading group assignments.  Then they rewatched the Econ and Me lesson about interdependence and, in their social studies journal, defined and described an example of specialization and interdependence.  After that they continued working on their Powtoon presentation for the issue inquiry project.

During this time I continued informal reading assessments.

As the end of the year approaches, guided reading books are supposed to stay in our building.  So, you should not see them coming home.

Following lunch and outdoor recess the students continued working on the above tasks and I continued informal reading assessments and met with groups.

Tigers:  The students received a new book, read through it and listed unknown words.  In group I did a book introduction and as the children listened they checked off any of the words on their list that they heard in my talk.  Then the students reread portions of the book to determine what Professor Piffle packs for his journey, what he finds along the way, and what is funny about the ending.

Panthers:  Independently the students read chapter 4 and marked places, with an F, where Nick is frustrated.  Then they read chapter 5 and marked places, with an N, where Nick is nervous, and, with an A, where Mrs. Granger is annoyed.  In group we reviewed the places they marked and the events of the two chapters.  We focused on the fact that Nick was frustrated that he had to do an extra report for homework and it was his own fault.

Leopards:  The students reread chapter three listing suspects and clues int heir RRJ.  Then they reread chapter 4 and crossed off suspects that could be eliminated.  In group we discussed the list of suspects and who they crossed off.  Finally the students revisited chapter 4 to identify what Becky and her brother plan to do next.

Lions:  Independently the children read chapters 5 and 6, marking places where a character was dishonest, with a D, and places a character was kind, with a K.  In group we used these markings to discuss the two chapters.

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