## Wednesday, April 6, 2016

### Wonderful Wednesday

This morning, after the announcements, we began our literacy block.  Today all groups read a second non-fiction text about the Statue of Liberty and listed new facts in their RRJ.  So, I began our block by modeling how to read and determine which facts to include on the list.  After that, the students practiced their word work words.  The pink group wrote and drew a picture of each word.  The green and blue groups did a meaning check for 10 more of their words.  Finally, the students continued publishing and illustrating their realistic fiction picture books.

As the students worked, I met with guided reading groups.

Pink: In group we reread pages 7-12, stopping at the end of each page to analyze what we read and determine if there were new facts to add to our lists.  Students added any new facts that they had not included during their independent work time.  As we read we used decoding skills to read multi syllabic words and vocabulary skills to determine the meaning of unknown words.

Green:  In group we reread pages 7-12, stopping at the end of each page to analyze what we read and determine if new facts needed to be added.  Students added any new facts that they had not included during their independent work time.

Blue:  In group we reread pages 7-12, stopping at the end of each page to analyze what we read and determine if new facts needed to be added.  Students added any new facts that they had not included during their independent work time.

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

When the students returned to class, we began our math block.  First we did a Train Your Brain which had the students use a set of data to identify true statements.  After that we began our math rotations.

During the small group, teacher-led, instruction we reviewed strategies to help memorize the basic multiplication facts.  Then we constructed a Frayer Model to identify the definition, characteristics, examples, and non-examples of multiples of ten.

During math with a partner, the students engaged in math discourse as they played Factors Pathway, a board game designed to increase multiplication fact fluency.

During the technology rotation, students continued working on their basic fact fluency using Xtra Math.

HOMEWORK is posted on Google Classroom.

The children ended their day in music.