This morning, prior to the announcements, I helped a couple of students catch up on unfinished work. Then, after the announcements, we began our literacy block.
Today, while I meet with guided reading groups, the students read a paragraph and identified the main idea and two supporting details. Then they practiced their word work words. Orange and pink groups did rainbow words for each word and the green and blue groups wrote meaningful sentences using 10 of their words. After that the students watched two Learn Zillion lessons about the function and use of verbs and verb tenses. Then they completed a worksheet selecting the correct verb tense for sentences. After that they practiced writing a, d, and g, in cursive. Finally, they explored Powtoon.com.
Orange: First we reviewed verbs and identified the subject and verb in several sentences. Then we listed strategies for identifying the main idea in text. Next we completed the "Kids Get Healthy" article by highlighting the sentence that tells the main idea in the last two paragraphs and then analyzed the main idea of the four paragraphs to determine the main idea in the entire article. For HOMEWORK the students need to reread their entire book, Healthy Eating, to build reading stamina.
Pink: First we reviewed verbs, and their tenses, and identified the subject and verb in several sentences. After that we shared (and revised) their main idea statements, for page 22, from last night's homework. For HOMEWORK they need to reread their entire book, working on reading stamina.
After I met with the pink group, we visited the media center to get our pictures taken. When we returned to class, I met with more groups and the rest of the class continued their independent work.
Green: First we reviewed verbs, and their tenses, and identified the subject and verb in several sentences. After that we shared (and revised) their main idea statements, for pages 6 and 7, from last night's homework. Then we highlighted the main idea sentences for paragraphs 3 and 4 in the article, Kids Get Healthy". For HOMEWORK the students need to reread pages 2-9 in the book, Whales.
Blue: We began group by sharing the main idea statements that the students wrote for pages 12 and 13, for homework last night. The I modeled writing a main idea statement for that section. After that, the children determined supporting details to explain the main idea. For HOMEWORK the students need to read pages 14-21 in their book, The Life and Times of the Peanut.
After our literacy block the student enjoyed outdoor recess and lunch.
When the students returned to the classroom we began our math block. The rotations today remained the same as they were yesterday. During math with a partner the students worked together, engaging in math discourse, to sort and solve division word problems according to whether they required grouping or sharing. During the technology rotation the students went back to the site Thinking Blocks to visualize and solve multiplication and division word problems.
During the small group, teacher-led, instruction, the students modeled, represented, and solved word problems involving multiplication or division. We focused on using knowns and unknowns charts, draw a picture, and writing an equation using a variable to represent the unknown. Additionally, we identified our knowns and unknowns as being either a part or a whole.
For HOMEWORK the students will watch a Khan Academy lesson relating multiplication and division. Then they will practice using that skills. Both links are on Google Classroom, the homework page.
Unfortunately, we did not get to science today. We will work on the Rube Goldberg machines tomorrow.
The students ended their day in music with Mrs. Graf.
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