## Monday, April 3, 2017

### Marvelous Monday

This morning the students worked on a language review activity.  After reviewing the correct answers, Ms. Snyder visited us to do a lesson about friendship.

After that, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  After that we completed a warm up matching fractions with their decimal notations.  Then we began our rotations.

During the small group rotation we solved measurement problems involving liquid volume (liters to the hundredths).  During math with a partner, the students played Decimal Go Fish.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the students watched 2 Khan Academy lessons about decimals and then completed a follow up practice activity.  Those who finished early played Decimal Detectives to practice decimal place value.

For HOMEWORK the children need to complete problems C and D on the worksheet we began in group.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

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

We began by reviewing the characteristics of a memoir and reading some examples written by authors.  After that,, I finished drafting my model memoir, thinking aloud as I went.  The model has been uploaded to GC - writing, for students to use as they draft their own.

While I met with guided reading groups, the children watched a Learn Zillion lesson about using quotation marks in writing and completed a practice activity.  After that, they worked on completing the rough draft for their memoir.  Then, those who weren't finished, had time to work on their Culture Google Slides presentation.

Pink:  We began with some word work focusing on -r controlled vowels.  After that we discussed using the main idea and key details to summarize non-fiction text.  Then we practiced read the first two paragraphs of the article, "Festivals from Around the World."  For HOMEWORK the students need to practice reading the first two paragraphs, working on fluency.

Blue:  We discussed using the main idea and key details to summarize non-fiction text.  Then the students read an article called, "Festivals from Around the World," and identified two new holidays they read about and one fact about each.  Then we discussed where to find the main idea of a multi paragraph essay.  For HOMEWORK the students need to reread the entire article and number the paragraphs.

Orange:  We discussed using the main idea and key details to summarize non-fiction text.  Then the students read an article called, "Festivals from Around the World," and identified two new holidays they read about and one fact about each.  Then we discussed where to find the main idea of a multi paragraph essay.  For HOMEWORK the students need to reread the entire article and number the paragraphs.

Green:  We discussed using the main idea and key details to summarize non-fiction text.  Then the students read an article called, "Festivals from Around the World," and identified two new holidays they read about and one fact about each.  Then we discussed where to find the main idea of a multi paragraph essay.  For HOMEWORK the students need to reread the entire article and number the paragraphs.

After meeting with guided reading groups, I worked with individual students planning and drafting their memoirs.

HOMEWORK is posted on GC - Holman's Homework.