Next, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break. After that, we completed a decimal warm up and went over last night's homework. Then, the children took this week's formative, which focused on comparing decimals.
The students did very well on the formative. They have been graded and returned to all. Look for them in home folders this evening.
After math, the children enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.
When we returned to class, we began our literacy block. First, we reviewed the elements of a play and began comparing and contrasting the various elements of prose, poems, and dramas. After that, I modeled how to use my organizers, and the rubric, to write an ode.
While I met with guided reading groups, the students read the play in their Safari Magazines and listed unknown words. After that, they drafted their ode, using their graphic organizers. Finally, they completed their WTW definitions and sentences.
Pink/Blue: We identified various elements of a play and then began reading the play, "The Trials," and making inferences along the way.
Orange: First, the students had a chance to share the stanzas they wrote, last night, to go with the garbage poem we read in group. Then, we identified various elements of a play and then began reading the play, "Buried," and making inferences along the way.
Green: First, we shared, and discussed, the inferences they made for homework last night. After that, we identified various elements of a play and then began reading the play, "Terror on the Log Flume," and making inferences along the way.
After our literacy block, we had a quick class meeting. First, each person shared the best part of the week. Then, we watched the United Diversity video that the school filmed during recess yesterday. It was AWESOME!