Friday, December 2, 2016

Fabulous Friday

This morning, before going to music, the children had time to complete any unfinished work from this past week.  When they returned to class, after music, we watched the morning announcements.  Next we reviewed yesterday's puzzles.

After that we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  Then we completed a number puzzle, looking at the relationship between numbers, to warm up our math brain, and reviewed last night's math homework to prepare for our formative.  After the students completed the formative, we reviewed each problem.  These have been graded and returned to students.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When they returned to class we began our literacy block.

First we reviewed prepositions and prepositional phrases.  Then we created a scoring guide, together, for writing about the theme of a poem, using specific evidence from the text.  Next, we discussed the importance of being able to identify a response that meets the criteria for success, and how being able to do so will help improve their own writing.

While I met with some students to complete my November informal reading testing, and then worked with a  reading group, the children worked independently.  First, they completed their work with prepositions and prepositional phrases, using the resources in Google Classroom.  Then they wrote a short poem, using prepositions.  After that, they completed an exit card to show their understanding of prepositions.  Then, they used the criteria for success that we created as a group to "grade" 3 actual students writing samples.

Pink:  We began by reviewing the -ook spelling pattern.  Then we did a word chain to practice hearing and writing the vowel sounds.  Next, we retold chapter 3, using their beginning, middle, and end sticky notes.  Then we wrote a summary of the chapter in their journals. Because of our instrumental music schedule and the reading assessments, I was unable to meet with the other groups.

We ended the day with our weekly class meeting.  First we shared our favorite part of the Thanksgiving weekend.  Then we exchanged thank yous and compliments.  Finally, we watched the final segment of the Class Dojo, Growth Mindset series.  After watching we discussed how why it is important to challenge ourselves and how we feel when we face challenges.  We identified how Mojo has grown over the series.  Finally, we remembered that smart is something we get and that our brain is a muscle that heeds to be exercised!

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