Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday

This morning the students had a chance to catch up on unfinished work.  Those who are up to date worked on their story in their Writing Wednesday journal.

After the announcements we began a brand new, scripted, step by step writing program.  I am really hopeful that this will help our students develop great writing skills.

We began by getting writing partners and sharing what we like to write about.  Then we read a persuasive essay about bugs being creepy and gross.  After that we discussed the author's purpose and why we need to learn how to write to persuade.

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

During the small group instruction we used number lines to identify and generate equivalent fractions.  During math with a partner the children played Go Darth, a version of Go Fish, to practice comparing fractions.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the students watched a Learn Zillion lesson, and took notes in their math journal, about identifying and generating equivalent fractions.  Then they practiced identifying equivalent fractions as they played Fraction Bingo.

For HOMEWORK the children need to complete the worksheet we began in small group.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When they returned to class, we began our literacy block.  First, we reviewed our writing lesson from this morning, identifying the author's purpose and audience.  After that we read another persuasive essay and discussed the purpose and audience.  Next we began a list of possible opinions for a persuasive essay.  Then the children spent 15, uninterrupted minutes, writing.  During this time they either worked on a persuasive essay topic list or wrote about one of their own opinions.

After writing, it was time for art with Mr. Cosgrove.

Then the children began reading and summarizing the myth, Theseus and the Minotaur.  Those who finished early, worked on any unfinished work from earlier in the week such as the Wanted poster, and the extreme weather article.

Pink:  We met and read and discussed the myth, Theseus and the Minotaur.  Then we retold the important events in the text.  For HOMEWORK the students need to reread the myth and number the paragraphs.

Blue:  The students met with Mrs. Mitch (I was at a meeting) and read and discussed the myth, Theseus and the Minotaur.  For HOMEWORK they need to reread the myth and number the paragraphs.

HOMEWORK is posted on GC - Holman's Homework.