Friday, February 17, 2017

Fabulous Friday!

This morning, the children, once again, had time to catch up on unfinished assignments.  Then they got to choose whether they wanted to read quietly, practice keyboarding, or work on math concepts.  After attendance and lunch count, they enjoyed music with Ms. Thomson.  When they returned to class we watched the morning announcements.

Next we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  After that, we reviewed last night's homework.  Then the student's took this week's formative.  These have been scored and returned.  Look for them in home folders this evening.  At the end of the math block, I reviewed the correct answers for the formative and then the students played an online game practicing identifying equivalent fractions.

After math the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When they returned, we began our literacy block.  We began by reviewing what we noticed about persuasive essays.  Then we read a new persuasive essay and identified the opinion, audience, and reasons provided by the author.  After that, we added to our class list of possible opinions we could use in our writing.  Then the children wrote for 15 uninterrupted minutes.  Finally, a few had a chance to share their work.

After that, we reviewed the allusions to Greek mythology, that are commonly used in conversation and writing.  Then, while I met with small groups to conduct WTW assessments, the students completed any unfinished work and made Greek God/Goddesses trading cards.

We ended the day with our weekly class meeting.  During the group share, each person explained what they liked, or didn't like, about our new writing program.  then we exchanged a lot (yippee) of thank yous and compliments.

It was certainly a GREAT end to the week.

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