Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Day 3....Settling In!!

Ahhhh, Day 3 and things are starting to fall into place...

This morning the students came in and checked in/ordered lunch using the Promethean Board.  Then they did an activity where they found students in class who met certain criteria.  This was a way to get to know one another.  After that, we watched the morning announcements through a Google Hangout.

Next, we reviewed our My Job, Your Job, Our Job chart which we created yesterday.  Then I modeled choosing a topic, from the chart, and describing it using three different viewpoints; the student, the teacher, and Mr. McGee.  Finally, the children completed a circle of viewpoints activity, on Google Classroom - SS, identifying a topic and describing it, and asking a question about it, from the three viewpoints.

After social studies we took a Go Noodle brain break.  Then we began our math block.

TOMORROW we will begin switching for math.  Today, though, the students created a pizza glyph depicting information about themselves.  After that, they got an Xtra math account, logged in, watched a tutorial, and got started.  Xtra math is an online app that helps the students master the basic math facts.  Look for a letter in your child's home folder this evening.

After math the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When they returned to class, we took a few minutes to complete our math block and then we began our literacy block.

First I read The Important Book out loud and we discussed the format of each page.  Then the children shared, with elbow partners, what is important about them.  After that I reviewed today's independent tasks with the class.

All students began by joining Google Classroom pages for science, homework, class meeting, and writing.  Then they listened to The Important Book, again, and wrote an important poem.  Finally, some students began creating an All About Me Sandwich, using a Google Slide presentation.

The students ended their day with art.

There is NO HOMEWORK this week.
Back to School Night is tomorrow night.  It begins at 6:00 pm.

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