## Wednesday, September 28, 2016

### Wonderful Wednesday

This morning, when the students cam in, they had a chance to complete the science diagram of their aquarium and the Learn Zillion lesson about sentence fragments.

After the announcements, we had a brief class meeting discussing the expectations and responsibilities, especially as it pertains to the completion of independent work.

Then we discussed the fact that there were Native American tribes living here prior to the establishment of the 13 original colonies.  We learned that there were three main societies that lived in Maryland.  Then, the students worked collaboratively to identify the way these tribes used the natural resources available to them to obtain food, clothing, and shelter.

After social studies, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.

During our small group instruction, we practiced using the standard algorithm to add multi-digit numbers.  Then we wrote the steps for subtracting multi-digit numbers, and practiced solving a couple of problems.

During math with a partner, the students engaged in math discourse as they used the standard algorithm to add multi-digit numbers.

Finally, during the technology rotation the children watched a Learn Zillion lesson about using the standard algorithm to subtract multi-digit numbers.  As they watched, in their math journal, they listed the 3 steps mentioned in the lesson, 2 mistakes they might make, and 1 question they still had.

After math, the children enjoyed lunch and indoor recess.

Then we began our literacy block.  First, I reviewed my mini-lesson from yesterday, in which I modeled how I researched and took notes on the organizer, about the human-made and physical features used by the Nanticoke Indians.  Then I reviewed the tasks on our independent work chart.

While I met with guided reading groups, the children completed their research and note taking.  After that, they completed their response to the story, A Log's Life, where they named, and explained, evidence of how organisms used their habitat in the book.  Finally, they finished watching the Learn Zillion lesson about sentence fragments.

Blue:  We reviewed their unknown words from homework and then reviewed the idea that we make inferences by reading what the text says and using our background knowledge to arrive at a new understanding.  Next the students reread pages 5-8 and identified what they inferred about natural resources.  HW:  Read pages 8-15.

After the blue group, Mrs. VanEch came in for art.  Then we took a Go Noodle brain break and returned to our literacy block.

Orange:  We reviewed their unknown words from homework and then reviewed the idea that we make inferences by reading what the text says and using our background knowledge to arrive at a new understanding.  Next the students reread chapter 2 and identified what they inferred about animals who live in temperate forests.  HW:  Read pages 18-23 and list unknown words.

Green:  We reviewed their unknown words from homework and then reviewed the idea that we make inferences by reading what the text says and using our background knowledge to arrive at a new understanding.  Next the students reread 11-14 and identified what they inferred about Keiko.  HW:  Read pages 16-22 and list unknown words.

Pink:  We reviewed their flashcards and reread their book.  Then I collected books and passed out a new one, Road Trip.  We reviewed some vocabulary (fort, peg) and I gave a brief introduction.  HW: Read Road Trip, list unknown words, practice flashcards.