## Thursday, December 8, 2016

### Thursday

Please remember that our field trip to DAR Constitution Hall is TOMORROW.  Students need to be at school at 8:00 am, dressed appropriately, with a bagged lunch, clearly labelled with their name.  The children do not need to bring backpacks.

This morning, before the announcements, the students completed a daily language warm up.  We went over it after the announcements, and then began our science lesson.

Today, in science, we used a Google Slide presentation to help us understand and discuss the positive and negative impact of human-made and natural events on our environment.  Some of the events discussed included wildfires and air pollution.

Next we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  Then we did a "Tell Me About It" warm up and reviewed last night's homework.  After that, we began our math rotations.

During the small group instruction we sued multiplication to convert units of times.  During math with a partner, the children practiced converting units of length with Mrs. Byrne.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the students watched a Khan Academy lesson about converting measurements of time.  Then they used 2 links to practice converting units of time.

For HOMEWORK there is a web site on GC - Holman's Homework to practice conversions.

After math the children enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When they returned to class we began our literacy block.  First, we quickly reviewed prepositions and prepositional phrases.  Then we revisited "Prot and Krot" and I modeled writing about the theme, using, and explaining, evidence from the text.

While I met with reading groups the students completed an exit card identifying prepositions and prepositional phrases.  Then they read the poem, "You Were There" and wrote about the theme, using evidence from the poem to support and explain their thinking.  Finally, the children completed their research about Clarksburg.

Pink:  We reviewed chapter 5 by sharing the sentences they wrote for each page.  Then, together, we wrote a summary of the chapter.  After that we previewed chapter 6.  For HOMEWORK the students need to read chapter 6 and write a sentence for each page paraphrasing the main event.

Blue:  We reviewed chapter 2 by sharing the sentences they wrote for each page.  Then, I modeled giving an oral summary of the chapter.  For HOMEWORK the students need to read chapter 3 and write a sentence for each page paraphrasing the main event.

Orange:  We reviewed chapter 5 by sharing the sentences they wrote for each page.  Then, I modeled giving an oral summary of the chapter.  For HOMEWORK the students need to read chapter 6 and write a sentence for each page paraphrasing the main event.

Green:  We discussed chapters 6 and 7 using the places they marked as confusing, surprising, or that they just liked.  For HOMEWORK they need to read chapters 8 and 9 and mark places that are confusing, surprising or that they like.