Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday - Grandparent's Day

This morning, after the announcements, we began our social studies lesson.

First, we reviewed the concept of specialization.  Then the students worked collaboratively, with a partner, to construct a crab with just a piece of white paper--nothing else.  Then the children shared their "Crabs" and their feelings about them.  After that, the students were given more supplies (red paper, paper plates, tape, staplers, hole punchers, scissors, etc.) to make another crab.  Next, we shared these crabs and the  students' feelings, which were much more positive.  The students also shared what helped them with their second crab.  Then we identified these items as pieces of technology.  Finally, we defines technology as tools, skills, methods, and other things that are used to make a task easier.

After social studies we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.

Then we did a quick Agree or Disagree warm up and began our math rotations.

During the small group instruction, we represented and solved 2- and 3-digit by 1-digit multiplication word problems.

During math with a partner, the students worked on their basic fact fluency by solving multiplication facts and coloring in a grid to create a Thanksgiving turkey.

Finally, during the technology rotation, the children continued working on their basic fact fluency using  one of the 4 sites linked to an assignment in Google Classroom.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch.

When we returned to class we worked on various aspects of our class book.  Some students worked on their illustrations.  Other students wrote informational paragraphs about the two tribes.

Then it was time to go home!  :-)

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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