## Friday, October 7, 2016

### TGIF

This morning the children practiced their word work words using a choice off of one of the menus.  Then they went to music with Ms. Thomson.  After music, we switched for math and had a Go Noodle brain break.

We began math by reviewing how to estimate and subtract multi-digit numbers, and then check our answer using addition.  Then the children took a math formative.  These have been scored and returned to students.  Look for them in home folders this evening.  Next we practiced finding the sum of multiple addends.  We looked for tricks such as making tens, and adding doubles.

After math the children enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When they returned to class we began our literacy block.  Students had a chance to complete their informative paragraphs about how the Native Americans used their geographic features to survive.  These are due TODAY.  Then they finished taking directed notes on the Learn Zillion lesson about conjunctions.  Today is also the last day for that.  Students who completed both of these were rewarded with the opportunity to write questions about science and social studies, using the resources we have read and are posted in both Google Classrooms, in order to create a Kahoot quiz for Open House on Monday.

Orange:  We put our book aside today and used a nonfiction article about Polar Bears.  Our purpose today was to identify the main idea of text.  First we identified some before, during, and after reading strategies.  Such as looking at the title and text features before we read, looking for repeated words and reading the headings as we read, and then when we are done reading, thinking about what the headings and important ideas have in common.  Next we read the article, twice, and identified repeated words.  From there we looked at the topic sentence and determined the main idea.

Blue:  We put our book aside today and used a nonfiction article about Polar Bears.  Our purpose today was to identify the main idea of text.  First we identified some before, during, and after reading strategies.  Such as looking at the title and text features before we read, looking for repeated words and reading the headings as we read, and then when we are done reading, thinking about what the headings and important ideas have in common.  Next we read the article, twice, and identified repeated words.  From there we looked at the topic sentence and determined the main idea.

I did not meet with the other two reading groups for a variety of reasons. So, the remainder of the afternoon was spent completing and printing the informative paragraphs and creating our class Kahoot.

Have a great weekend!