On to today...
After reviewing our TASS skills, collaboration and analysis, we began our literacy block.
During independent work the students completed a guided reading activity. Next they practiced their word work words using the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check, activity. Then they watched a lesson about the proper punctuation of dialogue and added 1-2 pieces of dialogue to their common good personal narrative rough draft. After that they chose an inquiry topic and listened to Ooka and the Honest Thief. Finally, they chose between practicing reading, practicing keyboarding, exchanging books in the media center, or completing unfinished work.
As they worked, I met with guided reading groups.
Orange: We reviewed the vowels and the 2 sounds each makes. Then we reviewed nouns. Next the students whisper read pages 34-40 and listed nouns from the text. Then we sorted the nouns as to whether they were common or proper. Since we completed this book, I collected it. The students will be reading a Junior Great Books story, beginning tomorrow, and then we will read some informational text.
Pink: Independently the children read pages 31-44 and listed unknown words, and page numbers, on a sticky note. In group we began by listing nouns from their book and identifying them as either common or proper nouns. Then we identified words and actions supporting the idea that Stink was excited to bring the newt home. I did collect books today, even though we weren't through the entire book. The students will be reading a Junior Great books story, beginning tomorrow, and then we will be reading some non-fiction text.
Green: Independently the children read the chapter, "The shoeshine Man" and, in their RRJ, explained how Sarah Ida felt at the end of her first day, using support from the text. In group, we identified examples of common and proper nouns from the text and then discussed how Sarah Ida felt at the end of her first day of work, using support from the text. Then students were given the opportunity to use our discussion, and the text, and revise their written answer, before handing it is for a grade.
Blue: Independently the students read chapter 4, The Reason, and listed the main events from the chapter, in their RRJ. In group we reviewed proper and common nouns, and the children identified 2 examples of each, from their text. Then we discussed the main events from chapter 4.
During the literacy block we squeezed in one Go Noodle brain break. After our literacy block, the students enjoyed outdoor recess and lunch.
When they returned to the classroom we created a word splash identifying math vocabulary to use in conjunction with addition and subtraction. Then we reviewed today's math rotations.
During the small group, teacher-led instruction we reviewed rounding three digit numbers to the nearest ten. Then we practiced adding three digit numbers using various strategies. During math with a partner, the students engaged in math discourse, using our word splash, as they used the partial sums method to find the sum of 3 digit addition problems. Finally, during the technology rotation, students visited the Virtual Manipulatives web site and used the base ten blocks to model and find the sum of 3 digit addition problems.
Group 1: We reviewed rounding a 3 digit number to the nearest 10. Then we used partial sums and base ten blocks to find the sum of a three digit addition problem.
After round 1, the students went to art. When they returned we finished our math block.
Group 2: We reviewed rounding a 3 digit number to the nearest 10. Then we shared strategies to solve 3 digit addition problems and explained when and why we had to compose a ten or hundred.
Group 3: We reviewed rounding a 3 digit number to the nearest 10. Then we shared strategies to solve 3 digit addition problems and explained when and why we had to compose a ten or hundred. Finally, the students were challenged to create an addition problem, using 3 digit numbers, when you would need to compose a ten when finding the sum.
Unfortunately, we were unable to get to science due to many disruptions during small group instruction. PLEASE speak to your child about being responsible, respectful, and part of a team.
We will have a quiz tomorrow covering 3 digit addition, only. Also, there is a writing journal entry due tomorrow.
Homework and blog entries will resume as normal on Tuesday.