Friday, March 17, 2017

Fabulous Friday

Students began the day by choosing which skills they wanted to work on since it is Free Choice Friday!  Then they went to music with Ms. Thomson.

When they returned to class, we watched the morning announcements and identified the solutions for yesterday's puzzles.

Next, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  After that, we worked on a math warm up and reviewed last night's homework.  Then we began our rotations.

During the small group instruction we practice representing and solving word problems involving multiplicative comparisons.  During math with a partner the students played the Equivalent Fractions Race game to practice identifying equivalent fractions by multiplying the numerator and denominator by the same numbers.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the students watched a Khan Academy lesson about equivalent fractions and completed a practice activity.  Then, those who finished early, practiced identifying equivalent fractions playing an online equivalent fraction Bingo game.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When we returned to class we began our literacy block.  I began by reviewing the criteria and explanation for the inquiry project this marking period.  Students will choose an ad and then decide whether they think it is a responsible or irresponsible ad, based on criteria we developed and agreed upon as a class.  Then they will identify and explain, using facts and details, three reasons to support their opinion.

While I met with WTW groups, the students chose an ad, identified their opinion, and then listed 3 reasons to support it, on an index card.  Then, they used two web sites to practice identifying reasons an author uses to support a point and determine the meaning of domain specific words in text.

We ended the day with our weekly class meeting.  First, we shared what we plan (or hope) to do this weekend.  Then, we exchanged thank yous and compliments.

Information about a school wide read-a-thon is coming home today.

Have a great weekend!

No comments:

Blog Archive