Monday, November 28, 2016

Marvelous Monday - Book Fair

This morning, prior to the announcements, the students joined our new Holman's Homework Google Classroom page.  Check it out here (but you will need your child's login):

After the announcements we began our science lesson.

Today we identified and discussed how natural events impact the living and non-living things in our ecosystem.

Then we visited the Book Fair for browsing only.  Students will be able to make purchases, during school hours, Tuesday through Friday.  The Book Fair will also be open Tuesday evening and on Saturday.

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

We began math with an agree/disagree warm up and then moved on to our rotations.

During the small group rotation, we reviewed the concept of perimeter as a linear measurement of the boundary of a shape.  Then we developed an understanding of the formula for the perimeter of a rectangle, P= (2 x L) + (2 x w).

During math with a partner, the students played Products Bingo, to reinforce using mental math to calculate 2-digit by 1-digit multiplication problems.

During the technology rotation, the children watched a Khan Acdemy, review lesson, about perimeter.  Then they practiced calculating the perimeter of shaped using 2 other links in Google Classroom.

My math class has a worksheet, posted in Holman's Homework, to complete this evening.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When the students returned to class we began our literacy block. First, we discussed how written text differ from audio and performance versions of a play.  Then we reviewed how stage directions enhance a play.  Next, I showed the class a written assignment with two questions that were reflective of our class discussions.  I took time to break down each question and outline what was necessary for students to answer it completely.

While I met with individuals, to continue my November informal reading assessments, the students completed the written activity mentioned above.  Then they did a word sort for their new WTW words.

For HOMEWORK, all groups need to watch a Learn Zillion lesson linked in Holman's Homework and be able to name 2 ways to identify a poem.  Additionally, the children need to finish their word sort or complete a WTW practice activity.

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