Friday, February 24, 2017


Before going to music, the students enjoyed free choice Friday.  They got to choose which academic skill they worked on during Morning Work.  After going to music with Ms. Thomson, we watched the morning announcements and reviewed yesterday's puzzles.

Next, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  After that, we did a Fraction Talk warm up and went over last night's homework.  Then we began our rotations.

During the small group instruction we continued decomposing mixed numbers to subtract them.  During math with a partner the students practiced adding and subtracting fractions by playing 2 Clip & Cover games.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the students used three different web sites to practice matching mixed numbers and add and subtract fractions.

After math, the children enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When I picked the children up from recess, there was a lot of frustration.  So, we had our weekly class meeting as soon as we got into the classroom.  We began by the best part of our week.  After each person had shared we noticed that the class, as a whole, looked much happier.  Then we exchanged thank you s and compliments.

After our meeting, we reviewed the 4 types of text examples we can use to draw inferences; physical traits, dialogue, actions, and thoughts.  Then we retold chapter 6-11.  Next, we read and discussed chapter 12-14, pointing out text examples that we used to make inferences along the way.

Before beginning our writing lesson we took a Go Noodle brain break.  Then we identified transitional words and phrases that we can use to join our opinions and reasons in our persuasive essays.  Next, we revisited the persuasive essay, "Insects are Amazing" and identified how the author used transitional words and phrases.  Finally, the students worked on their own persuasive writing pieces, adding transitional words and phrases to connect opinions and reasons.

We ended writing with a fire drill.

When we returned to class, we packed up and played Kahoot as our class Dojo reward.

Monday is Mustache Day in honor of Read Across America week.

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