## Tuesday, December 13, 2016

### Terrific Tuesday

This morning, the children had a substitute while I attended a quarterly planning meeting, in the building.

They began the day with social studies.  During that time they worked collaboratively, in small groups, to make an economic decision, based on a given scenario, using a decision tree.  After making their decision, they identified the opportunity cost and limited resource associated with it.  Finally, all groups shared their scenarios and decisions with the rest of the class.

After that, they switched for math.  First, they reviewed last night's homework.  Then, they continued yesterday's warm up, searching for a word worth 50 points.  Next, they began math rotations.

During the small group lesson, the students represented and solved word problems involving measurement conversions.  During math with a partner, the children worked on the same skill with Mrs. Byrne.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the  children practiced measurement conversions using an online site.

For HOMEWORK the students need to complete problems 2-4 on the PAPER worksheet they got in class.

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

After I picked them up from the gym, we returned to class and began our literacy block.

Today, while I met with guided reading groups, the children reread their guided reading assignment from last night, and used the SWBST strategy to write a summary on a Google Slide in GC-Reading.

Blue:  We met and orally rehearsed a summary for chapter 3.  Then we previewed chapter 4.  For HOMEWORK the children need to read chapter 4 and parphrase the main event for each page, on a sticky note.

Orange:  We met and reviewed chapter 7, orally rehearsing the summary.  Then we talked Nick as a student.  We agreed he causes trouble but probably learned news concepts with ease.  For HOMEWORK the children need to read chapter 8 and paraphrase the main event for each page on a sticky note.

Green:  We reread and discussed chapter 10.  Then I waked them through the SWBST strategy to summarize text.  After orally rehearsing it, the students wrote a summary in their reading journals.  When they returned to their seats, they reread chapter 11 and wrote a summary on the Google Slide assignment.  For HOMEWORK the students need to read chapters 12 and 13, marking places that they find surprising confusing and important.

Pink: We met and previewed chapter 8.  For HOMEWORK the children need to read chapter 8 and paraphrase the main event on each page, on a sticky note.