Monday, April 18, 2016

Marvelous Monday

This morning, after the announcements, we began our literacy block.  While I met with small groups the children cut apart and put their initials on the back of their new word work words.  Then they completed the habitat chart that they began, for science, on Friday.  After that, they continued working on their two driving questions for their Genius Hour Project.

Green:  First we did a header sort for their new word work words involving the r- controlled vowels, er, ir, and ur.  After that we reviewed the 4 types of traditional stories and determined that our next book, I Can Hear the Sun, is a modern myth.  Then I gave a brief book introduction.  Next we defined and practiced using the words peculiar and gestured.  Finally, the students began reading the book, up to the designated stopping point, and identified key details that support the theme of friendship.  For HOMEWORK the children need to reread up to the stopping point.

Pink:  We began group by reviewing compound words and sorting and using their new words in sentences.  After that, we reviewed the 4 types of traditional stories.  Then I did a book introduction for their new text, Aani and the Tree Huggers.  After that we defined and practiced using the vocabulary, namaste, gashes, and gigantic.  For HOMEWORK the children need to read up to the sticky note and list unknown words.

Blue: We began group by reviewing their new word work words and learning that the endings, -ic, -al, and -ial,  signal either adjectives derived from nouns or nouns derived from verbs.  Then we practiced using two sentences to help us determine the part of speech of some of their words.  After that I passed out their new book, The Legend of the Bluebonnet, and did a quick introduction.  Then we reviewed some vocabulary; Shaman, scarcely, and famine.  Finally, we discussed and identified the story as being a myth.  For HOMEWORK the students need to read the book and list unknown words.

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

When they returned to class we began our math block.  We began with a Train Your Brain warm up.  Students were given a set of data, about packages of Sour Patch Kids, and had to tell me about the data.  After that we began our math rotations.

During the small group instruction we compared and contrasted 3 different quadrilaterals and then completed a Frayer model identifying the definition, characteristics, examples, and non-examples of a rhombus.

During math with a partner the students chose between completing their rectangle robot from last week or creating different rectangles with a perimeter of 18 inches and calculating the area of each.

Finally, during the technology rotation, the students worked on a new Ten Marks assignment focusing on the characteristics of quadrilaterals.  Students were reminded to make use of the videos and hints provided.

HOMEWORK is posted on Google Classroom.

The students went to PE with Mr. Benco in between our first and second math rotation.

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