While I met with guided reading groups the students completed their reading group assignment. Then they finished watching Brave Irene and completed the character analysis organizer. After that, they explored the states and selected one they will research for their inquiry project. Finally, if time allowed, the practiced their word work words and cursive writing.
Orange: First we reviewed their lists of unknown words from last night's homework. Then the students reread chapter 3, marking places with a * that they thought were important, a ? if they thought it was confusing, or an ! if they were surprised. Then we discussed the sections of text that they marked. Then we discussed how the events are continuing to build upon one another. For HOMEWORK the students need to read chapter 4 and list unknown words.
Pink: Independently the students reread chapter 3, marking places with a * that they thought were important, a ? if they thought it was confusing, or an ! if they were surprised. In group we began by reviewing their lists of unknown words from homework last night. Then we discussed the chapter using their markings as launching points. Finally, we identified how events are continuing to build on each other. For HOMEWORK the students need to read chapter 4 and list unknown words.
Green: Independently the students reread pages 30-34 and drew cartoon illustrations, using speech bubbles for dialogue, to depict the events on these pages. In group the students shared their cartoons with the group. For HOMEWORK the children need to read chapters 7 and 8, pages 35-44, and list unknown words on a sticky.
Blue: Independently the students reread chapter 3, and listed and explained the superstitions mentioned in this chapter. In group we discussed Cubby and Digory's reactions to Aunt Alice's demand that Digory go to Plymouth. Then we reviewed the superstitions in the text. For HOMEWORK the students need to read chapters 4 and 5, pages 21-29 and choose 3 unknown words to define.
After our literacy block the students enjoyed outdoor recess and lunch. When they returned to class we began our math block.
During the small group, teacher-led, instruction we continued identifying fractions on a number line but we also spent time naming fractions greater than one and mixed numbers.
During math with a partner the students identified fractions, less than one, on a number line. Then they played Fraction Bump, Fraction Matching Game, or Fraction Number Line Dice game.
Finally, during the technology rotation the students watched a tutorial on identifying fractions on a number line and then played Math Man, a fractions on a number line version of Pac Man.
HOMEWORK is posted on Google Classroom. The math homework might seem like it doesn't fit with what we have been doing in school but it is to help fill a gap in the children's knowledge...hope that makes sense. NO math quiz tomorrow. We will take one either next Wednesday or Thursday.
Between our first and second math rotation, the students went to math with Mrs. Daniell.