## Tuesday, February 28, 2017

### Terrific Tuesday

This morning, the children used Typing Club to work on their keyboarding skills.  Then, after the announcements, we began our science lesson.

Today we reviewed the 3 states of matter and determined the difference between each in relationship to shape and volume.  Then, the children read an article further describing each  and used it to answer come questions.

Next, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  After that we did a "Would you Rather" warm up using fractions of a candy bar and went over last night's homework.  Then we began our rotations.

Today we finished up the lesson we began yesterday.  During the small group instruction we measured to the nearest eighth of an inch to determine the perimeter of three figures.  During math with a partner, the children worked on their multiplication fact fluency by playing Multiplication War.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the students rewatched the lesson about measuring to the nearest eighth of an inch and then practiced using the game from yesterday.

For HOMEWORK the children need to answer the two questions on the bottom of the page we worked on 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 continued reading, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, and identifying similes and metaphors from the text.  Additionally, we described how they helped us better understand the story.

Finally, we used one of the model persuasive essays to review the expectations for the student's writing.  These included; clearly stating their opinion early in the piece, each supporting reason has its own paragraph, using transitional words to link opinions and reasons, and restating their opinion in the conclusion.  Then the children wrote for 20 uninterrupted minutes with the goal being to complete their persuasive piece.  We will start revisions tomorrow.

HOMEWORK is posted on GC - Holman's Homework.

Tomorrow is Wacky Wednesday for Read Across America Week.  Students can dress in any wacky way they prefer.