This morning, after the announcements, we began our literacy block. I reviewed the criteria for success for the narrative poem and shared the grading tool I will be using, with the class. Then we reviewed today's independent work.
Today the children began by reading through their scripts and identifying the beginning, middle, and end in their RRJ. After that, they had one last chance to revise and edit their narrative poem. Next they finished watching the Learn Zillion lessons about the function and use of verbs and forming irregular verbs, and completed the practice worksheet. Then they played a game called Irregular Connect 4, with a partner, to practice forming irregular verbs. Finally, they practice writing the capital letters, A, D, and O, and C, E, and Q, in cursive.
While they worked, I met with guided reading groups.
Orange: I distributed their play, "Who-Who is Afraid of the Dark" and gave a brief introduction. Then we reviewed pertinent vocabulary. After that, the students received parts and we began reading the play. For HOMEWORK students need to highlight their part and practice reading their lines, working on fluency.
Pink: Independently the students reread their entire script and identified the beginning, middle, and end in their RRJ. In group we read through the script and discussed the beginning, middle, and end. For HOMEWORK the students need to read their lines, working on fluency.
Green: Independently the students reread the entire script and identified the beginning, middle, and end, in their RRJ. In group we reviewed more vocabulary and practiced breaking down a multi-syllabic word. Then we read through the script, working on fluency. Finally, we discussed the beginning, middle, and end of the play. For HOMEWORK the children need to reread their lines, working on fluency.
Blue: Independently the students reread the script and identified the beginning, middle, and end of the play, in their RRJ. Somehow I lost track of time, so our group met very briefly to discuss the beginning, middle, and end of the play. For HOMEWORK the children need to reread their lines, working on fluency.
After our literacy block the children enjoyed outdoor recess and lunch.
After lunch we visited the media center to work with Mrs. Allaire. She introduced up to an application called Class Flow and then got us started on our research for the MP2 inquiry project.
When we returned to the classroom, the students voted for the name of our Wildcat mascot. Then they visited the web site, Greg Tang's Math, and practiced using the 10s facts to find the product of the 9s facts. After that, they practiced their basic facts by playing Multiplication 9x Bump, 9s Corners, or Math Fact Pro.
As they worked I met with individual students to complete my monthly reading assessments.
I did not meet with math groups.
There is HOMEWORK posted on Google Classroom.
We ended the day with a lesson from our counselor, Ms. Snyder. She began by reading a book called, Simon's Hook, a story about teasing and put-downs. Then she shared ways that we can deal with teasing.
Tomorrow is Grandparent's Day and an early release day.
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