Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thriving Thursday

This morning the students worked on solving our weekly puzzles and then had time to complete a WTW practice activity.  After the announcements, we began social studies.

Today the students began working on a tree showing the three branches of the Maryland state government, with leaves identifying the roles and responsibilities of each.  AS the students worked, I met with several to discuss and approve their Genius Hour question.

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

During the small group instruction, we practiced solving 2-digit by 2-digit multiplications problems and 4-digit by 1-digit division problems.  During math with a partner, the children played a game called, "Salamander Big Division Game" to practice dividing multiples of ten mentally.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the students used the site, Long Division - Kids Numbers, to practice using long division to solve 4-digit by 1-digit problems.

For HOMEWORK the students need to solve the following problems on paper:

56 x 24 =
34 x 27 =
5783 ÷ 6 = 
4367 ÷ 4 =

After math, the children enjoyed lunch and indoor recess.  The we began our literacy block.

First, I gave the students 10 minutes to complete their homework from last night.  Then I modeled writing a good summary for chapter 11.  After that, the students copied my summary, under their own, and noticed what they did well and what changes needed to be made.

Next, we read and discussed chapters 12-14 of Shiloh.

Then, the students began listening to chapter 14, again, and began writing a summary for it.  They will finish this for HOMEWORK this evening.  As they worked, I met with a few more students to tweak and approve their Genius Hour Question.

We ended the day working on Genius Hour.  First, each child created a Trello account and joined our class page.  After that, I modeled how to complete Step 2, a K-W-H chart.  Then., while I approved the rest of the students' questions, they began working on the KWH chart, listing what they Know about their topic, what they Want to know about it, and How they will get the necessary information.

HOMEWORK is posted on GC - Holman's Homework.

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