## Tuesday, March 22, 2016

### Terrific Tuesday

This morning, after the announcements, we began our literacy block.  I began by attempting to show the class how to illustrate their realistic fiction picture books using Google Draw.  We struggled through and eventually found a way.

Then, while I met with individuals to continue my March informal reading assessments, and guided reading groups, the children worked independently on the following tasks.  First, they reread sections of their guided reading books and identified examples of cause and effect in their RRJ.  After that, they practiced their word work words using either Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check, or typing each one twice into a Google Doc.  Finally, the children worked on revising and publishing their realistic fiction picture book.

Pink:  Independently the students reread pages 4-7 and identified an example of cause and effect on a t-chart in their RRJ.  In group we reviewed various ways cause and effect can be written in sentences.  Then the students shared their examples of cause and effect from pages 4-7.  For HOMEWORK the students need to reread pages 8-13.

Green:  Independently the students reread pages 61-69 and identified an example of cause and effect in their RRJ.  The students are struggling to understand this book, so we began group by retelling the events of the chapter and reviewing their lists of unknown words.  After that we reviewed cause and effect and shared their examples.  For HOMEWORK need to read pages 70-81 and list unknown words.

Blue:  Independently the students reread pages 67-81 and identified two examples of cause and effect on a t-chart in their RRJ.  We met briefly to retell the events of the chapter.  For HOMEWORK the students need to reread pages 67-81.

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

When they returned to class, we began our math block with a Train Your Brain.  Then the children began their rotations.

During the teacher-ed, small group, instruction we continued comparing fractions and began ordering fractions.

During math with a partner, the students engaged in math discourse as they played either Fraction War or Equivalent Fraction Match.

Finally, during the technology rotation, the students logged into a new web site, called Front Row, and completed a comparing fractions assignment.

HOMEWORK is posted on Google Classroom.

After math we continued sharing our Culture Projects.