Monday, March 21, 2016

Marvelous Monday - Culture Projects due!

It was so great seeing the awesome culture projects as the students came into the building.  They all seemed so proud of their work.

After the morning announcements, we began our literacy block.  I took some time to talk about the expectations involved with using my feedback to revise the children's realistic fiction picture books.  Then I began modeling how to publish the writing using Google Slides.

While I met with individual students, to complete the March informal reading assessment,s and guided reading groups, the students worked on the following tasks.  First they completed an independent guided reading group assignment.  Then they practiced their word work words by doing a buddy check or writing each word twice.  Finally, they continued revising their realistic fiction picture books and some began publishing.

Pink:  We met and reviewed everyday examples of cause and effect.  Then I modeled reading page 2, and marking examples of cause and effect using sticky note.  After that we created a t-chart and added the examples to it.  Next the children read page three, identified an example of cause and effect, and added it to their t-chart.  Finally we shared and discussed the examples they identified independently.  For HOMEWORK they need to reread pages 4-7 in their book.

Green:  Independently the students read pages 50-60 and marked places they felt were important, surprising, and/or confusing.  In group we reviewed this chapter by sharing their markings  but the students were struggling with their comprehension.  So we went back and summarized sections of the chapter discussing the events and Annie's feelings along the way. Finally we reviewed cause and effect as the way and what happened.  Then we shared examples from the book.  For HOMEWORK the students need to read pages 61-69 and list unknown words on a sticky note.

Blue:  Independently the students read pages 53-66, listed unknown words on a sticky note, and identified one example of cause and effect.  In group we reviewed their lists of unknown words and summarized the chapter.  Then we shared their examples of cause and effect.  For HOMEWORK The students need to read pages 67-88 and list unknown words on a sticky note.

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

When the students returned to the classroom we began our math block.  First we did a Train Your Brain and then we proceeded to our rotations.

During the small group, teacher-led, instruction we continued to compare fractions and justify our answers using words or pictures.

During math with a partner, the students engaged in math discourse and compare fractions, as they played Fraction War.

Finally, during the technology rotation, the students worked on an assignment, on TenMarks that focused on comparing fractions.

HOMEWORK is posted on Google Classroom.

During our second math rotation, the students went to PE with Mr. Benco.

After math we began sharing the culture projects.  The majority of the children will share theirs tomorrow afternoon.

Finally we ended the day with our new, Favorite Part of the Day.  Most of the students shared they liked Social Studies the best because they enjoyed hearing about each other's cultures!

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