Monday, December 7, 2015

Marvelous Monday - Winter Concert

This morning, we began our day with a treat--the winter string, band, and choral concert!!  It was a great start to our week!!

When we returned to class, we changed classroom jobs and began our literacy block.

First, I revisited the note taking page the children are using for their inquiry project.  Again, I referred to the model that Mrs. Allaire created, and is part of our daily flip chart, to point out the facts, details, and information necessary.  After that I reviewed today's independent work tasks.

First, students completed their research for their inquiry topic.  After that they watched a Learn Zillion lesson about using illustrations to understand non-fiction text, and listed the 3 main ideas in their RRJ.

Due to the winter concert, we had a very short literacy block!!  I was unable to get to most reading groups and students were unable to complete many tasks.

Orange:  Today we began a new, non-fiction book called, Animals of the African Grasslands.  First, I did a book introduction.  Then we previewed the book together.  After that we reviewed some vocabulary, including; herds, predator, coarse, graze, and browse.  Finally, we practiced using the headings to write question and then read the section of text to answer the question.  For HOMEWORK the children need to read pages 10 and 11 and write an answer to the question, on the sticky note in their book, what are browsers.

Pink:  We met and I did a brief introduction for their next book, Using Technology and Design.  Then we started to do a book walk but ran out of time.

After our literacy block the children enjoyed outdoor recess and lunch.

When we returned to class we began math rotations.

During the small group, teacher-led instruction, the first two groups practiced the 7s facts and writing related multiplication and division equations.  The third group completed the second task in the compacted math assessment portfolio.

During math with a partner the children continued drawing their dream house on grid paper, partitioning it into rooms, and identifying the area of each room.

Finally, during the technology rotation, the children continued working on Sumdog.

We completed half of our math rotations prior to going to PE.  When we returned to class,  we finished the rest.

HOMEWORK is posted on Google Classroom.

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