Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thriving Thursday

This morning, after the announcements, we began our literacy block.  Before beginning our independent work, I spent time modeling how to choose two driving questions that I am passionate about and listing what I know (K) and what I wonder (W) on a K-W-H chart.

Then students wrote about the theme in their respective guided reading books, using an example from the folktale, and explaining the connection between their example and the theme.  After that, they practiced their word work words with a buddy check or by writing each word three times.  Finally, the students began identifying two driving questions for their genius hour project and listing what they know and what they wonder about each.

As they worked I completed some of the April informal reading assessments and then had an in-house meeting to attend.  In my absence, Mrs. J. helped students with their driving questions.

After the literacy block, the children enjoyed outdoor recess and lunch.

When they returned to class we began our math block.    First we worked on a Train Your Brain, trying to identify a figure with the same perimeter and area.  After that we began our rotations.

During the small group rotation, the students practiced identifying the unknown length of sides of a complex figure, using known measurements.  Then they calculated the perimeter of the entire shape.

During math with a partner the students continued working on their robot using the specified perimeters for each body part.

Finally, during the technology rotation, the children continued working on the Ten MArk assignment that was posted yesterday.

During the second rotation, the students went to with Mrs. Daniell.

HOMEWORK is posted on Google Classroom.

We will have a word work quiz tomorrow
We will also have a math formative covering area and perimeter.

Also, spring picture day is tomorrow.  Our time slot is 11 am.

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