Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thrilling Thursday

This morning I was attending an in-house planning meeting.  So, the children worked with a substitute during their literacy block.

All students practiced their word work words and completed a informal assessment using context clues to identify the correct meaning of a word with multiple definitions and using identified key details to determine the main idea of text.  Then they completed the Google Slides presentation demonstrating their knowledge of goods and services provided by the government and businesses.

When I returned to class, after outdoor recess and lunch, we had an end of the marking period short, I explained that students need to demonstrate their understanding of topics and skills to me so that I Can grade them.  When they do not complete activities, they are not showing me their knowledge and then I can only give them an "N".

After our talk, we began our math block.

During the small group, teacher-led, instruction we continued to interpret and represent division situations.  Today, though, we worked with problems that told us how many were in each group, but didn't tell us the number of groups.

During math with a partner, the students used math vocabulary to explain how to represent and solve division situations.

Finally, during the technology rotation, the students worked on division fluency with the 2, 3, and 5 facts, using Dr. Kai's Mixup Gas.

We WILL have a quiz on division tomorrow.

Homework  tonight is posted on Google Classroom, per our usual routine.  A writing journal entry is due tomorrow and there is a math word problem.  Reading, however, is free whatever for however long you want.  :-)

In the middle of our math rotations the students went to math with Mrs. Daniell.

After math we passed out papers and got ready for dismissal.  Please check home folders--there are a lot of goodies in there this evening!!

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