## Monday, May 8, 2017

### Marvelous Monday

This morning, the students completed a language review activity.  After that, we began our social studies lesson.

Today we reviewed how the states raises and spends money.  Then we looked at the many committees on which our delegates serve.  After that, the students partnered up, chose a delegate to read about, and then one student took on the role of the legislator while the other students interviewed him/her using a set of questions provided to them.  Finally, we discussed, as a class, how the roles of the state senators and delegates affect our lives as citizens of Maryland.

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

During the small group lesson, we continued using place value, and the standard algorithm, to multiply two 2-digit numbers.  During math with a partner, the students played a card game called, "Multiplication Zone", to practice their multiplication basic facts.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the students watched 2 Khan Academy lesson focusing on using long division to divide 4 digit numbers by a 1 digit number.  Then they completed a follow up practice activity.

For HOMEWORK the children need to solve problems 9-12 on the worksheet we began in class.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When we returned to class we began our literacy block.

First, we read and discussed chapters 5 and 6 of Shiloh.  After that, we reviewed a Symbaloo web site that has links for many different apps that can be used for the Genius Hour presentations.

While I met with small groups, the students reread chapters 5 and 6 and wrote a summary for each.  Then they completed their new WTW sorts.  After that, they browsed apps that they can use for their Genius Hour presentations.

Pink/Blue:  The students reread chapters 5 and 6 of Shiloh, with Mrs. Mitch.  Working as a group, they wrote summaries for both chapters.  When they met with me, we discussed hot air balloons.  Then I handed out a new Safari magazine and we reviewed the story, "Hot Air," on page 12.  For HOMEWORK the students need to read the story and list unknown words and page numbers.

Orange:  We reviewed the student's summaries for chapter 5 and then drew a line of learning and wrote one together.  The students were encouraged to compare and contrast the two summaries.  After that, I handed out a new Safari Magazine.  We previewed the story, "High Rise Rescue" on page 12 and discussed possible story lines.  For HOMEWORK the children need to read the story and think about character traits for the main characters.

Green:  We reviewed the student's summaries for chapter 5 and then drew a line of learning and wrote one together.  The students were encouraged to compare and contrast the two summaries.  After that, I handed out a new Safari Magazine.  We previewed the story, "Friends of Sandy Bay," on page 12.  For HOMEWORK the children need to read the story and think about why the author wrote it....what does the author want us to learn.