## Tuesday, March 28, 2017

### Terrific Tuesday

The students began the day working on their keyboarding fluency using Typing Club. Then we began our social studies lesson.

Today we read some text and watched a video to evaluate the early culture of Maryland and decide whether the early settler made contributions that led to us being a "Free State".

Next, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  After that, we did an elapsed time warm up and reviewed last night's homework.  Before beginning our rotations, we watched a Flocabulary video about decimals.

During the small group instruction we practiced modeling and adding tenths and hundredths.  During math with a partner, the students played a memory matching game using decimal notation and visual models.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the children watched a Learn Zillion video about writing fractions of 100 in decimal form.  After that they played Fruit Shoot to practice matching fractions and decimal notation.

For HOMEWORK the students need to complete problems C-F on the worksheet we began in class.

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

When we returned to the room we began our literacy block.  While I met with several students to complete my March informal reading testing, the res of the class read an article about lionfish, used a graphic organizer to identify the main idea and supporting details, and then summarized the text.  This was an activity completely independent of adult support.  I need to see what the children can do on their own.  Those who finished early, reviewed our writing lesson from yesterday, and worked on their WTW definitions and sentences, or a practice activity.

After a quick Go Noodle brain break, we focused on writing.

First we reviewed the difference between a watermelon story and a seed story.  Then we discussed examples of each.  After that, I modeled taking a watermelon idea and breaking it into 3 seed ideas.  Finally, the students identified 2 watermelon topics and 3 seed ideas for each.

HOMEWORK is posted on GC - Holman's Homework.