## Wednesday, March 8, 2017

### Wonderful Wednesday

This morning, before the announcements, the students worked on their writing.  Then, we continued reading Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.  As we read we practiced identifying the point of view, retelling sections using a different point of view, using similes and metaphors to interpret the text, and making inferences based on characters words and actions.

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

During the small group instruction we practiced identifying and reasoning the product of a whole number and a fraction.  Today we wrote the whole number as a fraction over 1 AND began simplifying our answers.  During math with a partner, the students rolled three dice to create an expression with a whole number multiplied by a fraction.  Then they found the product.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the students watched a Khan Academy lesson about multiplying a whole number by a fraction.  Then they completed a practice activity.  If they had extra time they went to the Multiplying fractions by a whole number web site to get more practice.

For HOMEWORK the children need to complete the worksheet we began in class.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When they returned, we began our literacy block.  Today we began focusing on the third quarter inquiry project.  Before getting started, though, I introduced the RACER strategy for crafting a super written response.

Then, the students learned about three note taking strategies using a recorded lesson by Mrs. Allaire and a Google Slide presentation.  Next, they chose a note taking strategy to use as they read about 12 different advertising techniques.  After that, the students worked on their first, practice, ad critique.  Working with a partner, they looked at an ad and identified the author, the product, the audience, and the purpose of it.

Today I had time to meet with the pink reading group.  I distributed a new book and we practiced using the text features to gain information before reading the text.  After that, we read page 2.  For HOMEWORK the students should reread page 2, working on fluency.

Next, the students had art with Mr. Cosgrove.

After art, we went over the rubric I will use to grade their persuasive essay.  Then, the students had 45 minutes to finish revising, publishing, and printing their writing.

HOMEWORK is posted on GC - Holman's Homework.