Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Terrific Tuesday

This morning, after the announcements, we began discussing examples of economic specialization in different regions of Maryland.  We identified reasons for the locations of the production of various goods and services.  Finally, we took a look at a map of economic activities in Maryland and discussed possible reasons for the location of different goods and services.

After that, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  Then we began our math rotations.

During the small group instruction the students completed a data collection tool using place value to find the partial products of 3- and 4-digit by 1-digit multiplication problems.

During math with a  partner, the students used place value to determine the products of 3-digit by 1-digit multiplication problems to follow a path to get through a maze.

Finally, during the technology rotation, the students chose between two multiplication games in order to increase their basic multiplication fact fluency.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.  Then they went to PE with MR. Smith.

When we returned to our classroom we began our literacy block.

Today the children continued working to finalize their historical fiction story and illustration for our class book.  Then they listened to an oral presentation of, "The Gifts of Wali Dad," which we read last week.  After that, they watched a performance of the play.  Next week we will be comparing the written, oral, and visual forms of the play.

First, though, the orange and green groups read a narrative story silently, marking confusing words and phrases.  Then they read the story, as a group, and discussed the sections they had marked.

After both groups were done, I began meeting with those children, individually, to work on my November informal reading assessments.

Don't forget, tomorrow is an early release day AND, more importantly, it is Grandparent's Day.

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