Friday, October 28, 2016

Fabulous Friday

This morning the students began their final observation on our decomposing bread.  Then they went to music.  When they returned to class we watched a portion of the morning announcements and selected to members of our class to be Green Team representatives.

After that, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  Next we reviewed how to represent and solve a multiplicative comparison word problem using a bar diagram and an equation.  Then the children took their weekly formative.  These have been scored and returned.  Look for them in home folders this evening.

Following math, the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When we returned to class, I reviewed how to determine the main idea and supporting details in non-fiction text.  Once again, I demonstrated how to use the heading/title, repeated words or phrases, and the topic sentence to help.  Next, I shared the exact rubric I will be using to score their historical fiction stories and showed the children how to use it to help with their final drafts.

Then the students worked independently to determine the main idea and supporting details of a text about water, and used the rubric to complete the final draft of their historical fiction story.  During this time I met with WTW groups to test them on the spelling and meaning of their words and continued my informal October reading assessments with individual students.

Unfortunately, some students were out of the room and missed their WTW test.  They will take it on Monday morning.

We ended the day with a popcorn party and class meeting.  During the class meeting we shared what we were proud of from this past week and exchanged thank yous and compliments.

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