Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Terrific Tuesday

This morning, before the announcements, the students worked on their keyboarding skills, using Typing Club.  After the announcements, we had a quick class meeting which focused on following directions.  I have had students leaving class without permission and chewing gum, again, without permission.  I made it very clear, that from here on out, these actions will result in an email home or a reflection sheet.

Next, the children read a book about the European Explorers, and working with a partner, paraphrased the goal of several explorers on a capture sheet.  While they worked, I met with individual students to conduct more of my  December reading assessments.

After social studies we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  Then we did a math warm up and began out rotations.

During the small group lesson we used arrays and place value to divide 2 digit by 1 digit numbers involving remainders.

During math with a partner, the children played a board game to increase division fact fluency and engage the children in math discourse.

Finally, during the technology rotation, the students watched a Khan Academy lesson about dividing with remainders.  Then they completed an online worksheet and practice activity, through Khan Academy.  Those who finished early worked on their fact fluency using Xtra Math.

For HOMEWORK the students need to use the link on GC - Holman's Homework to work on their division fact fluency.  They should practice for at least 10 minutes.

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

When we returned to class, we began our literacy block.

Pink: We practiced rereading chapter 9 and paraphrasing what happened on each page.  For HOMEWORK the children need to reread the chapter again and practice their site words cards.

Blue:  We reviewed chapter 4 and 5.  Then we previewed chapter 6.  For HOMEWORK the students need to read chapter 6 and paraphrase the main events on each page, on a sticky note.

Orange:  We retold chapters 9 and 10.  For HOMEWORK the students need to read chapter 11 and 12, and identify the beginning, middle, and end of each chapter, on a sticky note.

Green:  We attempted to discuss chapter 15 but the group wasn't silent.  For HOMEWORK tonight the students MUST read chapters 15 and 16 and be prepared to DISCUSS what type of person Carlie is (and why they think that) AND why Harvey's dad won't talk about his mother.

There will be a WTW quiz on THURSDAY!!

We will have a game afternoon (Dojo reward) on Friday.

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