Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday

This morning the students worked on their WTW definitions and sentences or their writing Wednesday stories.  After the announcements, we began our science lesson.

First, we read non-fiction text to understand which properties scientists use to identify and describe minerals.  After that, the students were given 7 different minerals to test and describe.

Next, we switched for math and took a Go Noodle brain break.  After that we completed a warm up which relied on our knowledge of factor pairs and multi-digit multiplication.  Then, we  reviewed last night's homework and watched a short music video that introduced the different types of angles.

During the small group lesson we defined and identified right, acute, obtuse, and straight angles.  Then we drew and labeled each, using grid paper.  During math with a partner, the students played a Toss and Talk game using symmetry, and then, if they had extra time, they played Multiplication War.  Finally, during the technology rotation, the students watched a Learn Zillion lesson, about classifying angles, and took notes in their math journals.  Those who finished early used two web sites to practice classifying angles.

For HOMEWORK the students need to draw at least one example of each of the four types of angles, using the grid paper we used in small group.

After math, the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.

When the students returned to class, we began our literacy block with reading.  First, the children chose one metaphor or simile from their chart and, on an index card, copied it from the text, identified the two things being compared, and then explained the meaning of it.  After that, they worked on a culminating activity, from the chart in GC - Reading, for the novel, Shiloh.  Those who finished early, chose between completing another final activity for Shiloh, or working on their planning guide for their Genius Hour project.

After that, the students had art with Mr. Cosgrove.

When art was over, half of the class went to band practice with Mr. Gillenwater.  SO, the students left behind continued working on the independent work listed above.

HOMEWORK is posted on GC - Holman's Homework.

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