Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Terrific Tuesday

This morning, before the announcements, the students worked on their keyboarding skills using Typing Club.  Afterwards, we began our social studies lesson.

Today we began to analyze the interactions between the early European settlers in St. Augustine and the Native Americans.  After a brief discussion, tapping into the background knowledge we built last marking period, the students began reading two articles and charting facts from them on a graphic organizer.

Next we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  Then we completed a warm up and reviewed last night's homework.

During the small group instruction we identified factors for prime and composite numbers.  During math with a partner, the students continued playing Math Hockey, to practice identifying factors of a multiple.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the children watched a Learn Zillion lesson about prime and composite numbers, and took notes in their math journals.  If they finished early they practiced identifying factors of numbers using the site, Factor Dogs.

For HOMEWORK the students need to complete the worksheet we began in class.

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.  We had a short discussion about how the setting of the Greek myth Persephone impacts the main character.

While I met with individual students to complete my informal monthly reading assessments, the students worked on the following tasks.  First, using their guided reading group version of the Greek myth, they illustrated how the two settings in the myth impacted Persephone and they wrote a caption for each.  After that, the children analyzed two different weather related newsletters, paying particular attention to the way the topics were broken down.  Next, they explored a Live Binder that included many different types of weather and several informative articles about each.  After reviewing this, they selected a topic they wish to research, using a Google Form.

HOMEWORK is posted on GC - Holman's Homework.

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