Friday, October 21, 2016

Fabulous Friday

When the students came in this morning they had time to complete their historical fiction rough draft and work on a WTW practice activity.  Then, after the announcements, they went to music with Ms. Thomson.

When the returned to class, from music, we reviewed the puzzles from yesterday's morning work and voted on a new class dojo reward, a popcorn party.

Then, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.

Next, we completed a practiced word problem to prepare for today's math formative.  After that, I reviewed the formative and the children worked on it.  These have been graded.  Look for them in home folders this evening.

I did speak to the math class about the challenges of word problems.  I encouraged them to look over the formative and notice one thing that they did well, and to make a goal of one thing to work on next week.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When they returned to class, we began our literacy block.

I began by doing a mini-lesson

Pink:  We reread pages 12-15.  Then we reviewed the concept of main idea and how to identify it.  After that, we returned to pages 12-15 and determined the main idea.  After that, we located supporting details that explained it.

Blue:  We reviewed their unknown words from homework last night's homework.  Then we used them in a sentence to help us better understand them.  After that we reviewed the steps for identifying the main idea in text.  Next we read, and reread, page 4 and determined the main idea.

Orange:  We reviewed their unknown words from homework last night and copied the meanings into our reading journals.  After that, we reviewed how to identify the main idea of text and determined the main idea of pages 16-17.

I didn't get to the green group today but will definitely meet with them on Monday.

We ended the day with a class meeting.  First we shared what was on our minds.  Then we exchanged thank yous and compliments.  Finally, we continued our study of growth mind set.  First we watched a Class Dojo video about making mistakes.  Then we had a discussion about how making mistakes makes us smarter.

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