## Monday, March 6, 2017

### Marvelous Monday

This morning the students worked on a language review activity.  Then, after the announcements, we reviewed the correct answers and continued reading Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.  We actually caught up a little  :-)

Next, we switched for mat and took a Go Noodle brain break.  Then, as a warm up, we reviewed Friday's quiz.  After that, we began our rotations.

During the small group instruction, we practiced drawing models and writing equations to multiply a whole number by a fraction.  During math with a partner, the children played Multiplication War to improve their basic multiplication fact fluency.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the children watched a Learn Zillion lesson about using models to multiply whole numbers by fractions.  Then, those who finished early, practiced multiplying whole numbers by a fraction using this site.

For HOMEWORK the students need to draw a model and write an equation for problems B and C, on the worksheet we began in class.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When they returned to class we began our literacy block.  We began with reading.  First we reviewed similes and metaphors as figurative language comparing two items that do not appear to be similar.  Then we  identified how stories can change depending on the point of view from which they are told.

While I met with WTW groups to give their assessments, the students worked independently.  First, with a partner, they reread pages 117-123 of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and identified 3 similes/metaphors.  For each, they copied the sentence from the book, identified what was being compared, and determined what could be interpreted from it.  Then, the students watched a video and did an online review activity about point of view.  After that, they rewrote a short story from one of the character's point of view.

After reading we took a quick Go Noodle brain break.  Then we turned our focus to writing.  We began by revisiting a model persuasive essay and identifying the various skills we have learned about writing an opinion paper.  Then the students had time to work on revising and publishing their writing, while I met with students to conduct conferences.  Finally, students had a chance to share a sentence that they wrote and liked, with the entire class.

HOMEWORK is posted on GC - Holman's Homework.