## Monday, February 6, 2017

### Marvelous Monday

This morning the students worked on a language review activity.  After the announcements we went over the correct answers and began our science lesson.

First we discussed what we know about weather and what data is observed to describe seasonal weather conditions.  After that we watched a video about weather and shared new understandings we gained from it.  Finally, the students read an article explaining how clouds and precipitation form.  Then they answered a few questions on a Google Form.

Next, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  After that we did an eliminate one warm up to review fractions.  Then we began our rotations.

During the small group instruction, we generated fractions equivalent to 1/2 and then used that knowledge to place 5/12 on a number line.  During math with a partner, the children played the Factors Partner Game, to provide practice with identifying factors of a multiple.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the children watched a Learn Zillion lesson about generating equivalent fractions and took notes in their math journals.  Those who finished early played Fraction Shoot to practice identifying equivalent fractions.

For HOMEWORK there is a Study Jam linked to GC-Holman's Homework.

After math, the children enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When the students returned to class, we began our literacy block.

We spent time going over last week's assignments and determining which items needed more time.  Then I reviewed the social studies exit card and gave them criteria to help them complete it successfully.

After that, the children had time to redo the social studies exit card from Friday.  Then they watched and completed their new WTW word sort.  Next, the students worked on their extreme weather research, gathering more facts and details, as well as, identifying and defining 3-5 words specific to their topic.  Finally, the students watched a Disney version of the myth, King Midas and the Golden Touch and completed a story map representing it.

Pink:  We met and  identified -ow and -ou as two spelling patterns making the /ou/ sound.  Then I distributed their new book, The Golden Touch, and we reviewed some vocabulary.  I collected the books and will pass them back out tomorrow.  Finally, we reviewed their site word flash cards.

Blue:  We met and  identified -ow and -ou as two spelling patterns making the /ou/ sound.  Then I distributed their new book, The Golden Touch, and we reviewed some vocabulary.  I collected the books and will pass them back out tomorrow.

HOMEWORK is posted on GC-Holman's Homework.