## Friday, May 5, 2017

### Fantastic Friday

This morning, the children had time to finish their Slides presentation of the 3 Branches of Government.  After that, they chose what they wanted to work on, since it is Free Choice Friday.

After that, they went to music with Ms. Thomson.

When they returned, we watched the morning announcements, reviewed the answers to our weekly puzzles, and then switched for math.

We began math with a Go Noodle brain break and then completed a warm up involving multiplication and balancing equations.  Then, we began our rotations.

During the small group lesson, we used place value and the standard algorithm to multiply two 2-digit numbers.  During math with a partner, the students played the card game, Advanced Multiplication Number Battle, to practice multiplying 2-digit numbers.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the children watched a Khan Academy lesson modeling how to multiply two 2-digit numbers.  Then they completed a follow up practice activity.  Those who finished early used either Drag n' Drop Math, to practice multiplying two 2-digit numbers, or Xtra Math, to work on their basic fact fluency.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and indoor recess.

Next, we got our class and individual pictures taken.

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

First, we read and discussed chapter 4 of Shiloh.  After that, the students worked independently on the following tasks, while I met with WTW groups to test them on their words.

The children partnered up to reread chapter 4.  Then they wrote a summary and an inference, for the chapter, using key details from the text.  Next, they took a multiple choice comprehension "quiz" for chapters 3 and 4, using the novel.  After that, they continued to explore Genius Hour links available in GC.

We ended the day with our Dojo reward, a game day afternoon and a tootsie pop.  :-)