## Wednesday, April 19, 2017

### Wonderful Wednesday - Report Cards!

This morning, we welcomed a new friend to our class.  During this time the children chose between working on their Writing Wednesday stories or brainstorming topics for their odes.  After attendance and lunch count, we began our social studies lesson.

First, the students did a Mad Minute where they wrote for a minute straight identifying any words that came to mind when they think about government.  After sharing their ideas, they worked with a small group to create a poster displaying what they believe is the purpose of government.

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

During our small group instruction, we practiced identifying fractions and decimals (up to hundredths) on a number line.  During math with a partner, the students engaged in math discourse as they solved tasks involving decimals.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the students watched a few, brief, Khan Academy lessons about playing decimals on a number line and then completed a follow up practice activity.  IF they finished early, there were two additional practice sites for them to use.

For HOMEWORK the students need to complete problems 6-9 on the back of the worksheet we began in small group.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When they returned to class we began our literacy block.  We began by identifying and discussing the characteristics of prose.  Then we sorted examples of text to determine which was prose and which were not.  After that, the children reread their guided reading text and identified elements that make it prose.  After that, they finished brainstorming topics for their ode.  Finally, they completed a WTW practice activity.

As the students worked independently, I met with guided reading groups.

Pink/Blue:  We met and reviewed unknown words.  Then we reread pages 12-14 and shared what we learned and could infer about the swimmer and her coach.  For HOMEWORK the students need to read pages 14 and 15 and write 2 truths and 1 fib about the swimmer.

After the pink group, the students had art with Mr. Cosgrove.

Then, after art, we began our writing lesson.  First, we reviewed the 6 tips to write an ode that we discussed yesterday.  Then I modeled how to complete the two graphic organizers we are using to organize our thoughts prior to writing our ode.

While I met with the other guided reading groups, the students chose a topic and worked on the organizers.

Orange:  We reviewed their unknown words and then identified characteristics that made the story an example of prose.  For HOMEWORK the students need to reread The Garbage Robot and write 2 truths and 1 fib, on a sticky note, to share in group  tomorrow.

Green:  We reviewed their unknown words and then identified characteristics that made the story an example of prose.  For HOMEWORK the students need to reread The Coral Trap and write 2 truths and 1 fib, on a sticky note, to share in group  tomorrow.

Finally, I distributed report cards.  PLEASE keep the report card...it is yours!  BUT return the EMPTY envelop, with your signature next to MP 3, indicating that you received the report card.