## Tuesday, March 21, 2017

### Terrific Tuesday

This morning the students practiced their keyboarding skills using Typing Club.  Then, after the announcements,we began our social studies lesson.

First, we reviewed what we have learned about the St. Mary's City colony.  After that, we watched a very short video clip about indentured servants, and discussed the difference between an indentured servant and a slave.  Next, the students read an article about a plantation master and took notes, using a doc in GC - SS, about their new understandings/learning.

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

During the small group instruction we began creating an itinerary for an imaginary field trip to Mount Vernon.  This allowed us to problem solve using intervals of time.  During math with a partner, the students played a fraction capture game where they claimed squares according to fractions they rolled using dice.  Finally, during technology the students used two links to practice solving word problems.  Those who finished early worked on their basic fact fluency using Xtra Math.

For HOMEWORK the children need to complete the Mount Vernon itinerary that they began in class.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.  Then they went to PE with Mr. Smith.

When we returned to class, we began our literacy block.

WE began by reviewing the RACER strategy for writing good paragraphs.  Then I modeled how to use my index card to write an introduction for the ad critique inquiry project.

While I met with guided reading groups

Pink:  We reviewed challenging words in the 2 paragraphs about Clara Barton's firsthand account of the Galveston hurricane.  Then we reread the paragraphs, pausing and paraphrasing along the way.  Finally, we orally rehearsed a summary.  For HOMEWORK the students need to reread the 2 paragraphs.

Blue:  We reviewed challenging words in the 2 paragraphs about Clara Barton's firsthand account of the Galveston hurricane.  Then we reread the paragraphs, pausing and paraphrasing along the way.  Finally, we orally rehearsed a summary.  For HOMEWORK the students need to reread the 2 paragraphs.

Orange:    We reviewed challenging words in the 2 paragraphs about Clara Barton's firsthand account of the Galveston hurricane.  Then we reread the paragraphs, pausing and paraphrasing along the way.  Finally, we orally rehearsed a summary.  For HOMEWORK the students need to reread the 2 paragraphs.

Unfortunately, I ran out of time and didn't get to meet with the green group.