Thursday, March 9, 2017

Interims - Thursday

This morning the students worked on solving our weekly puzzles and their WTW definitions and sentences.  After the announcements, Mrs. Mitch led a lesson about tools we can use to measure matter.  I was at a meeting ion the building.

After I returned, we switched for math.  Unfortunately, the Internet was out for a bit, so we didn't take a Go Noodle brain break.  Instead we completed a warm up and reviewed last night's homework.  After that, we began our rotations.

During the small group rotation we practiced solving word problems involving the multiplication of a fraction by a whole number.  During math with a partner, the students rolled 3 dice to create a multiplication expression involving a whole number and a fraction.  Then they simplified the product, if necessary.  Finally, during the technology rotation (the Internet was working by this time), the children watched a Khan Academy lesson and completed a practice activity.  Then, if they had time, they practiced solving multiplication problems involving a whole number and a fraction, or, worked on their basic fact fluency using Xtra Math.

For HOMEWORK the students need to complete the worksheet we began in class.  We will have a formative tomorrow, covering the multiplication of a whole number by a fraction.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When they returned to class, we began our literacy block.  First, we read and discussed chapters 41-45 of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.  After that, the students had thirty minutes to complete the Ad Critique from yesterday and taking notes on the various types of advertisement techniques.

Next, we took a Go Noodle brain break and I modeled completing 2 different ad critiques for the Sponge Bob Squarepants Fruit Snacks ad.  After that, the children chose a new ad and wrote a critique stating the ad technique, the message of the ad, and the text features used to convey the message.

At the end of the day I distributed interim reports.  This is an update of how your child is doing.  It is yours to keep.

HOMEWORK is posted on GC - Holman's Homework.

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