Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thrilling Thursday

This morning, before the announcements, the students had time to complete the examples of symbiosis worksheet, that went along with the Magic School Bus video, and to work on a WTW practice activity.  After the announcements, we went to the media center for a lesson about the Back-Eyed Susan books with Mrs. Allaire.  When we returned to class we determined how the mold, that is growing on our bread, was causing the decomposition of it.

Next, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  Then we did a warm up that involved the students identifying and correcting a mathematical mistake I made.  After that, we began our rotations.

During the small group, teacher-led instruction we continued using bar diagrams to represent and solve comparative multiplication word problems.

During math with a partner, the students engaged in math discourse as the played a comparative multiplication scoot game.

Finally, during the technology rotation, the children completed 2 Khan Academy practice activities, as a follow up from the lessons they watched earlier this week.  Then they chose between practicing using bar diagrams to solve multiplication word problems using Thinking Blocks, or working on basic facts fluency, using Xtra Math.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and indoor recess.

Then we began our literacy block.  I began by modeling how to revise the historical fiction story to avoid using the word "and" more than 7 times.  Additionally, I demonstrated ho to put the word "said" to using speaking words that added more description.  Then we reviewed how to determine the main idea in non-fiction text and its supporting details.

Afterwards, the students worked independently to revise their writing and identify the main idea and supporting details in non-fiction text.  They also completed a WTW practice activity.

Today, as they worked, I worked with a few students to improve their historical fiction stories.  Most of the my time, however, was spent continuing my informal reading assessments for October.  We WILL get back to reading groups next week!

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