I hope everyone enjoyed the winter break!!!
I know I was very excited to see the children and get back to a routine! :-)
This morning I began a new morning routine. Students will be given a different assignment each day of the week. On Mondays they will write in their writing journal about their weekend, or in this case their winter break.
After the announcements we shared something we did over winter break. Then we began our literacy block. I began by modeling how to use the research notes to complete the organizer for the third informational paragraph of the inquiry project. Then I went through each of the technology tools and explained which facts and details should be included. Next the students worked independently to complete the organizer, cut apart and put initials on the back of their new word work words, and practice writing the letters H, K, and X, in cursive,while I met with guided reading groups.
Orange: I completed a header sort for their new word study unit which focuses on the long /e/ sound spelled ee or ea, and the short /e/ sound. Students were given a header sort chart to take home.
Pink: I completed a header sort for their new word study unit which focuses on irregular past tense verbs. Students were given a header sort chart to take home.
Green: I completed a header sort for their new word study unit which focuses on ambiguous vowel patterns (oi/oy and ou/ow) in the first and second syllables of a word. Students were given a header sort chart to take home.
Blue: I completed a header sort for their new word study unit which focuses on comparative suffixes (-er, -ier, -est, -iest). Students were given a header sort chart to take home.
For HOMEWORK all groups need to read for 15 minutes, free choice, using a book they have at home or MyON. We will begin new guided reading books tomorrow.
After meeting with guided reading groups, I helped a small group work on their planning organizer for the third paragraph of the inquiry project.
The students enjoyed indoor recess and lunch, following our literacy block.
When they returned to class we reviewed our Chrome Book rules and computer etiquette, and then began our math block. This week we will continue working on memorizing the basic multiplication facts and representing, and solving, word problems involving all operations.
Today, during the small group, teacher led instruction, we practiced using the RDW (read, draw, write) strategy to solve word problems. Then, during math with a partner, the children played multiplication war to work on basic fact fluency. Finally, during the technology rotation, the students used their knowledge of the multiplication facts to complete a puzzle. Those who finished early visited Math Facts Pro to work on basic fact fluency.
In between our first and second math rotations, the students went to PE with Mr. Benco. We completed our math block after PE.
HOMEWORK is posted on Google Classroom...but it is to memorize the basic multiplication facts using mathfactspro.com or flashcards.
We were unable to get to social studies today.
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