Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wonderful WEdnesday

This morning, before the announcements, the students worked on their root word worksheets, from last week, and a language review warm up.  After the announcements, we went over the language review sheet.  Then we began our science lesson.

Today the students read about acid rain and took notes on a capture sheet.  Then, we orally answered the questions:  What is acid rain and how can we reduce it?

After that, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  Next, we continued our warm up from yesterday.  We still didn't find a solution that matched the criteria for success.  So, I challenged the students to work on it when they find extra time.  Then, we began our math rotations.

During the small group lesson, we practiced using place value and multiplication facts to solve 2-digit by 1-digit division problems.  During math with a partner, the children played a board game that worked on division fact fluency.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the students used multiplication and addition to practice division with remainders, using an online game.

For HOMEWORK, students should use the link on GC - Holman's Homework, Division Drag Race, to work on division fact fluency.  They are expected to play for at least 10 minutes.

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

First, students had a chance to share the business they are planning to propose for Clarksburg and their 3 reasons, or opinions.  Then I modeled how to take their 3 opinions and support it with facts from their research.  I showed them how we could use the numerical statistics to defend their opinions.

WHile I met with guided reading groups, the children continued working on their business proposal, focusing on identifying facts to support their opinions.  After that, they created a synonym continuum, using thesauru

Pink:  We reviewed the most important event on each page of chapter 9.  Then we discussed the chapter and completed the Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then, summary organizer in our writing journals.  I collected their books. For HOMEWORK the students needs to read for 15 minutes - free choice.

After the pink group, we took a break to have our last art class with Mrs. Vanech.  Then, after art, we returned to our literacy block.

Blue:  We reviewed chapter 6, using their notes from homework, and then practiced summarizing it using, "Somebody Wanted But So Then".  Then we previewed chapter 7.  For HOMEWORK the children need to read chapter 7 and paraphrase the main events on each page.

Orange:  We reviewed the beginning, middle, and end of chapters 11 and 12.  For HOMEWORK the students need to read chapters 13 and 14 and either paraphrase the main events on each page or identify the beginning, middle, and end for each chapter.

Green:  We discussed the awkward interaction between Harvey and his father.  For HOMEWORK the students need to read chapters 17 and 18 and write a 1-2 word title for each chapter.

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