## Wednesday, March 29, 2017

### Wonderful Wednesday

This morning the children worked on their summaries of the article about lion fish or their Writing Wednesday stories.  Then we began our social studies lesson.

Today we focused on describing the cultural characteristics of groups of people in Maryland by looking at our own personal heritage.  After watching two video clips about culture and discussing the various cultures which make up our community, the students selected a country from which their family originated.  Then they began researching the culture of the country and preparing a Google Slides presentation.

Next, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  After that, we completed a decimal based warm up and went over last night's homework.  Then we began our daily rotations.

During the small group rotation, we solved word problems involving time to the hundredths of a second.  During math with a partner, the students played the decimal matching memory game pairing up decimal notation with a visual model.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the students watched the Flocabulary video about decimals and completed a quick review and quiz (both online follow up activities).  Then, those who had time, practiced reading and writing decimals to the hundredth using the site, Decimals of the Caribbean.

For HOMEWORK the students need to complete the second side of the worksheet we did in small group.

After math the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

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

While I worked on the monthly, informal reading assessments, the students watched a Flocabulary lesson about summarizing text and took an online (ungraded) quiz.

After that, they had art with Mr. Cosgrove.

After art, we focused on writing.  First, we reviewed the difference between a watermelon topic and a seed story.  Then the students chose a seed story and shared it with their writing partner.  After that, they created a web, in their writing journals, to describe details and sensory images that they remember from the moment.  As they worked I went around and met with each student to discuss their seed story.  I gave feedback to help them focus on the exact moment in time.

HOMEWORK is posted on GC - Holman's Homework.