## Monday, December 19, 2016

### Marvelous Monday

This morning, before the announcements, the students completed a language review sheet.  Then, after the announcements, we went over it.  Then, we reviewed 7 different types of punctuation and their uses.  These are listed on a chart that is now hanging in the classroom.  Students are responsible for using them correctly in all writing assignments.

Next, Ms. Snyder came in to do a lesson with us about being kind and filling each other's "buckets".

After she left, we took a look at a map of the world and began discussing the European explorers who discovered what we now know as the United States.

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

During the small group rotation we represented division facts using arrays and learned that any "leftovers" are called remainders.

During math with a partner the children worked on their multiplication fact fluency by playing multiplication card games.

During the technology rotation, the students watched 2 Learn Zillion lessons, one about representing division equations with arrays, and the other about remainders, then they used an assigned web site to practice their division facts.

For HOMEWORK the students should work on their basic division facts, for at least 10 minutes, using the site posted on Holman's Homework.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.  When they returned to class, we began our literacy block.

I began by explaining the next part of their inquiry project, the business proposal.  Basically, they will analyze the data they collected about Clarksburg and decide upon a business that should be added to the community.

While I continued meeting with individual students to conduct my December testing, the students worked with partners to list businesses that are presently located in Clarksburg.  They they analysed their lists with their partner and decided upon a business that is needed in Clarksburg.  After that, the students revised the 4 paragraphs that are part of their Clarksburg Community Profile for spelling, capitalization and punctuation.  Finally, they completed the roots vocabulary activity.

We ended the day by enjoying the Wims Winter Concert.  What a treat!