Friday, March 31, 2017

Fabulous Friday

This morning the students had time to complete their summaries for the article about cockroaches and their WTW definitions and sentences.  Those who were caught up on their assignments were able to choose what they wanted to do, since it is Free Choice Friday.

Then the class had music with Ms. Thomson.

After music we watched the Friday announcements and revealed the answers for our weekly puzzles.

Next, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  Then we completed a warm up which involved solving a multi-step word problem involving kilometers to the hundredths, and reviewed last night's homework.  After that, we began our rotations.

During the small group instruction, we took a break from solving word problems to focus on adding and subtracting decimals to the hundredths.  During math with a partner, the students played Decimal War.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the students watched a Learn Zillion lesson about adding and subtracting decimals and then solved 2 problems in their math journals.  After that, they practiced subtracting decimals using the site, Decimal Subtraction - Matching.

We did not have a formative today but will have one prior to Spring Break, either on Wednesday or on Thursday....stay tuned!  :-)

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and indoor recess.

Next, we began our literacy block.  Today we focused on writing the first three paragraphs of our memoirs.  After the students read their hooks to their writing partner, we reviewed the resources available to them as they begin to write their seed story.  Students were encouraged to use the model papers to help them write their own.

While I attempted to complete by monthly, informal reading assessments, the students worked on the following tasks.  First, they drafter the beginning, middle, and end, of their memoirs.  After that, they finished the summary of the cockroach article.  Finally, they completed the Google Slide presentation about their culture.

Once I finished the testing (YIPPEE), we had our weekly class meeting.  First, we shared what we are planning to do over Spring Break.  Then we exchanged thank yous and compliments.  After that, we played a game of Kahoot to review the three states of matter.

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