Friday, September 30, 2016

TGIF + Early DIsmissal

This morning, after watching the announcements, the students went to music with Mrs. Thomson.

When they returned, I demonstrated how to use my modeled writing piece to help them write their informative paragraphs.  I explained that they should read my sentence, think about what I included, and then go back and write a similar sentence using their own information.  After that, I showed the children how to install and use Read and Write for Google to help with the pronunciation of unknown words.

While I met with guided reading groups the students worked on the following tasks.  First, they finished writing their informative paragraphs about how their Native American tribe used geographic features to survive.  Then they installed Read and Write for Google and used it to pronounce unknown words in an assigned piece of text.  Finally, if they had time, they watched a lesson about conjunctions and took notes on it in their writing journal.

Orange:  The two students who did their homework last night shared their inferences and we discussed why they were either correct or incorrect.  Then we installed Read and Write for Google on their Chrome Books.  I collected their books.  We will start a new one next week.

Green:  The entire group shared the inferences they wrote for homework last night and we discussed what made them correct.  I collected their texts.  We will begin a new one next week.

Blue:  We read page 15 and identified an inference we could make based on what the text said and our own background knowledge.  I collected the books and we will start a new one next week.

Pink:  We practiced their site word flashcards and added 2 new words.  Then we whisper read pages 2-7 and reviewed their lists of unknown words from Wednesday nightÅ› homework.

After our literacy block the students ate lunch.  When we returned to class, a large number of students went to their violin lesson with Mr. Gillenwater.  So, those of us left behind practiced math by playing Kahoot .

We ended the day with a class meeting.  First, each student shared what they can do to be respectful in the classroom.  Then we exchanged compliments and thank yous.

Have a wonderful three day weekend.  See you Tuesday!

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