## Tuesday, December 1, 2015

### Terrific Tuesday

This morning, after the announcements, we took a few minutes to learn about Google Expedition, a way for students to take virtual field trips from the classroom. We were fortunate to have visitors share this cool experience with us during our literacy block.

After that, we reviewed today's independent work tasks.  First the students reread their scripts thinking about character's actions that led to events in the play.  After that they practiced writing their new word work words using Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check.  Then they continued researching their inquiry topic and taking notes on the organizer.  Finally, they practiced writing the letters A, D, O, C, E, and Q in cursive.

Orange:  We reread the script, as a group, and charted character's actions and the events they caused, in their RRJ.  Then we related this to cause and effect.  For HOMEWORK the children need to reread the entire script.

***After the first group, we were able to explore Google Expeditions, a special treat from the technology department of MCPS.***

Pink:  This group didn't meet due to our special Google Expeditions presentation.  For HOMEWORK they need to reread their plays and be able to identify/discuss the events in the play.

Green:  In group we began rereading their play and charting character's actions that caused events in the play.  For HOMEWORK the children need to reread the entire play, thinking about character's actions and events they cause.

Blue: In group we began rereading their play and charting character's actions that caused events in the play.  For HOMEWORK the children need to reread the entire play, thinking about character's actions and events they cause.

After our literacy block the students enjoyed indoor recess and lunch.

When we returned to the classroom, we began our math block.

During the small group, teacher led, instruction we identified how we can use multiplication to calculate the area of a rectangle.  We practiced writing equations, using a variable, and solving for the unknown.

During math with a partner, the students played Keep it, Toss it, to practice the 3s facts.

During the technology rotation the students were supposed to watch a Learn Zillion lesson, about identifying the area of a rectangle by multiplying side lengths, twice.  During the second viewing the students were expected to take notes using a framework provided in Google Classroom, the math page, and on the daily flip chart in class.

HOMEWORK is posted on Google Classroom.

After the math block we had science....and we made ICE CREAM!  The purpose was to see how cooling effects the observable properties of materials.