## Wednesday, October 19, 2016

### Wonderful Wednesday

This morning, for morning work, the children watched the popular Mike the Camel, Geico commercial.  Then they identified what they knew about the camels and the other characters,  and how they knew it.  After the announcements, we discussed the inferences they made.

After that, the students worked on their social studies charts identifying and comparing how the Native American tribes used their environment to survive.  As they worked, I met with individual students to give missed WTW tests from Friday and to continue the informal, monthly reading assessments.

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

During the small group, teacher led instruction we continued solving multi-step addition and subtraction word problems, but today our focus was on drawing and labeling diagrams to help us understand the problems.

During math with a partner, the students engaged in math discourse, with Mrs. Byrne, as they solved multi-step addition and subtraction word problems.

Finally, during the technology rotation, the students reviewed multiplication, in preparation for next week's multiplicative comparison word problems.  So, they watched 2 Khan Academy lessons about multiplication and then practiced the basic multiplication facts using a third site linked to Google Classroom.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When they returned to class we discussed my expectations for when I have a substitute teacher.  Tomorrow morning, only, I will be at a doctor's appointment.  There will be a sub here in my place.  After our talk, we began our literacy block.  Again, I did a mini-lesson identifying criteria to identify text as either a firsthand or secondhand account.  Then I shared an assignment in Google Classroom.

While I met with small groups, the children completed the firsthand and secondhand account practice activity.  Then they finished writing the first 3 paragraphs of their historical fiction story.  After that, they completed a written WTW practice activity.

Any students who has not finished the first three paragraphs and/or a WTW practice activity needs to do it for HOMEWORK tonight!!

Pink:  We reviewed the criteria for identifying text as either a first or second hand account.  Then we read a paragraph and identified the point of view in which it was told, and explained whether it was a first or second hand account.  HW:  Students should practice reading the paragraph to an adult and practice their flashcards.

After the pink group met, the children had art with Mrs. Van Ech.  Then we resumed our literacy block.

Orange:  We reviewed the criteria for determining whether text is told as a firsthand or secondhand account.  Then we read two accounts of the same event and identified proof that one was a firsthand account and the other secondhand.  After that we reviewed their lists of unknown word from last night's homework.  HW:  Read for 20 minutes...free choice!

Green:  We reviewed the criteria for determining whether text is told as a first hand or secondhand account.  Then the children read paragraph and determined from which account it was told.  Additionally, they identified two reasons, using the criteria, that supported their thinking.  HW:  Read for 20 minutes...free choice.

Blue:  I did not have a chance to meet with this group.  I will definitely meet with them tomorrow afternoon!  HW:  Read for 20 minutes...free choice!