## Tuesday, April 25, 2017

### Terrific Tuesday

This morning the students used Typing Club to work on their keyboarding fluency.

After the announcements, we began our science lesson.  Today we observed and described that happens when we combined two different materials.  During our investigation we determined whether the different combinations were mixtures (could be separated back apart) or solutions (not able to be separated once combined).  We also identified the solute (lesser material) and the solvent (greater amount of material).

Next, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  Then we completed a skill review warm up and began our rotations.

During the small group lesson we used place value to multiply two multiples of ten.  During math with a partner, the students had one last day to complete the decimal task cards.  Those who finished early, played Multiplication War to improve their basic fact fluency.  During the technology rotation, the students watched a Khan Academy lesson about multiplying 2 multiples of ten and then completed a follow up practice activity.  Those who finished early either used another site to practice this further or worked on Xtra Math.

There is a worksheet posted on GC- Holman's Homework to complete tonight.  The copy machine is broken, so I couldn't make paper copies.

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

When we returned to class, we began our literacy block.  First, we reviewed how to use text and our background knowledge to make inferences.  Then, I modeled doing so using the poem, Ode to My Library".  After that, we reviewed several types of poetic devices/techniques and examples of each.

Today, while I worked with small groups the students read a poem called, Oranges", and practiced using the text and their own background knowledge to make inferences.  Then, they chose a poetic device/technique and revised their ode to include it.  If they had time, they also completed a WTW practice activity.

Blue/Pink:  The students read the text on page 30 of their Safari magazine and, on a sticky note, identified the type of writing and elements that support their answer.  After that, they reread the poem and we discussed inferences that could be made.  For HOMEWORK the students need to reread the poem and write 2 lines, about a race, that rhyme.

Orange:  The students read the text on page 30 of their Safari magazine and, on a sticky note, identified the type of writing and elements that support their answer.  After that, they reread the poem and we discussed inferences that could be made.  For HOMEWORK the students need to reread the poem and write one stanza of four lines, about garbage, with the second and fourth line rhyming.

Green:  The students read the text on page 30 of their Safari magazine and, on a sticky note, identified the type of writing and elements that support their answer.  After that, they reread the poem and we discussed inferences that could be made.  For HOMEWORK the students need to reread the poem and write one stanza for "I'm Free".