## Thursday, February 2, 2017

### Thrilling Thursday

Today was a thrilling Thursday!  After the morning announcements, we were treated to an awesome assembly.  Mr. Chrisstylez Bacon, a Grammy nominated beatboxer, visited us.

When we returned to class, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  After that we reviewed last night's homework and discussed tomorrow's formative.  Then we began our rotations.

During the small group rotation we continued identifying factors of multiples.  During math with a partner the children played a partner game identifying both factors and multiples of a number determined by the product of the numbers on two dice.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the children chose between two web sites, Factor Bones and Bike Racing Math Factors, to practice determining factors.

For HOMEWORK there is a worksheet, handed out in class and linked to GC-Holman's Homework.

After math, the children enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When they returned to class we began our literacy block.  First we reviewed the need to stay focused and on task.  I expressed my disappointment in the amount of missing work this week.  After that, I modeled how to take a researchable question about weather, use the resources provided in the Live Binder, and gather and chart information and details, on a graphic organizer.

While I met with small groups the students completed their theme assignment, from yesterday, for Demeter & Persephone.  Then they worked with their weather group to identify researchable questions (again, from yesterday) and gather information and details that answers their sub topic, or question.  Those who finished early, worked on a practice activity forming the progressive past, present, and future tense of verbs.

Pink and Blue:  First we orally summarized the myth using "Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then".  Then we shared examples from the text where the setting affected the characters.  After that, we reviewed cause and effect and identified two examples in the myth.  For HOMEWORK the children need to reread Demeter & Persephone and mark 2 more examples of cause and effect.

Orange:  We shared and discussed examples they marked in the myth where the setting affected the characters.  Then we discussed the theme of good versus evil and I modeled marking examples of each in the text.  For HOMEWORK the children need to reread the myth and mark examples of good and evil.

Green:  We shared and discussed examples they marked in the myth where the setting affected the characters.  Then we discussed the theme of good versus evil and I modeled marking examples of each in the text.  For HOMEWORK the children need to reread the myth and mark examples of good and evil.

There will not be a blog post tomorrow as I will be out taking my son to the doctor.  :-)