Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday

This morning, prior to the announcements, the students reread their assigned guided reading chapters from last night's homework.  Rereading is an important part of reading comprehension.  Then, after the announcements, we began our social studies lesson.

We began by reviewing the concept of opportunity cost.  Then we played a crabbing simulation game to help students understand the economic concepts of supply and demand, limited resources, and opportunity cost.

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

During the small group lesson we practiced converting inches, feet, and yards.  The children continued this during math with a partner, with Mrs. Byrne.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the students watched a Learn Zillion lesson about converting inches, feet, and yards.  Then they used two different sites to practice these conversions.

There is a worksheet linked to GC - Holman's Homework for HOMEWORK this evening.  Our next math formative will be NEXT TUESDAY.

After math, the children enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When they returned to class, we began our literacy block.  First I reviewed what we are working on which included identifying the theme in literature, using evidence from the text, and gathering information to write an informative piece about Clarksburg, Maryland.

Then we played a quick game of Kahoot to review the concept of theme.

After that, we discussed the themes of greed and generosity.  Then I began reading the Junior Great Books story, Prot and Krot, out loud.  I modeled the comprehension skill of stop and retell as I read.  I stopped at the end of each page and paraphrased the events on it.  If I Couldn't remember, I modeled going back and rereading the portion I had forgotten.

We began this before going to art and then finished it when the children returned.  Believe it or not, we didn't complete the story until was a lloooonnnnngggggg story!!!

So, we discussed examples of generosity and greed from the story and then I reviewed the student's reading homework for tonight.

ALL reading groups are to review Prot and Krot (skim and scan the text), and identify 2 examples of greed and 2 examples of generosity.  They will add these, with the page number from the text, to the greed and generosity chart in GC - Reading.

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