Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday

This morning, after the announcements, we began our literacy block.  While I met with students, to conduct the informal April reading assessments, and small guided reading groups, the children worked independently on the following tasks.  First the completed a guided reading task.  Then they practiced their new word work words by doing, "Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check".  After that, they finished listing what they know and wonder about the two driving questions for their Genius Hour project, chose the question they are most passionate about, and posted it to the Padlet board.  Finally, the students identified one animal, the habitat it lives in, and how the environment meets its basic needs, for science.

Pink:  Independently the students chose 2 unknown words from their reading last night.  For each, they copied the sentence it appears in, identified 3 synonyms using an online resource, and then circled the word that best fit into the sentence from the book.  In group, we reread the second half of the book marking, and discussing, key details that supported the themes of responsibility or heroism.  For HOMEWORK the students need to reread the entire book to work on stamina.

Green:  Independently the students created a web, in their RRJ, identifying key details/events from the book that support the theme of friendship.  In group, we identified and discussed the most important key details and events that support the theme of friendship.  For HOMEWORK the students need to reread the entire book to work on stamina.

Blue:  Independently, in their RRJ, the children identified the theme of their book and used specific details to support and explain it.  In group, we discussed the illustrations and the mood created by them.  We focused on the colors used, how loneliness was portrayed, and the similarities and differences within the facial features of the people.  For HOMEWORK the children need to reread the entire book.

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

When the students returned to class we began our math block with a Train Your BRain.  After that we began math rotations.

During the small group instruction we continued working on the quadrilateral sort we began yesterday.  Students recounted the characteristics of quadrilaterals, rhombuses, squares, and rectangles.  Then they cut out figures and determined which criteria each met.

During math with a partner the students completed the quadrilateral worksheet writing the definition and drawing a picture of each.  Then they practiced identifying quadrilaterals by playing the online game, Quadrilateral SHoot.

FInally, during the technology rotation, the children finished the Ten Marks assignment, then they practiced identifying right angles and quadrilaterals using Khan Academy.

HOMEWORK is posted on Google Classroom.

The children ended their day in music with Mrs. Graf.

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