Today was busy! We wrapped up our math/art work using rectangles and a review of subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with regrouping. Several students began a new math/art review using protractors and multiplying fractions and mixed numbers. Want to see their work? Stop on by and take a look at the walls. They’re looking more colorful!
Reading. PLEASE encourage your child to continue reading Sea Otter Heroes at home on their devices. We will start looking at book reviews and begin thinking about what essential details should be taken from the Sea Otters book to be used for the trailer we’re producing.
We’re continuing to use Padlet to get students to reflect on their learning and thinking. Here’s an example of what an in-class reflection looks like! Ask your child to explain how Padlet works. They’re catching on VERY quickly. Not all reflections will be public. Some will be between student and myself, too.
We began diagramming sentences today as you might be able to tell by the Padlet above. This is a great way to get students looking at language and taking it apart in order to put it back together. This will help with our study of appositives and independent and dependent clauses. If it’s been a while since you’ve done this, it’s never too late to brush up on your skills. You can go to IXL for some practice pages that also come with answer sheets, too! Remember what an indirect or direct object is or a coordinating or subordinating conjunction? Your students will be diving into this and more soon enough.
Reading: Read Cow Music 1st read.
Math: Finish Standards Practice Book 1.3
Reading: Please read 30 minutes.
Social Science/Science: Please work on HyperDoc for lesson 2 of Aristotle Leads the Way. If your internet is spotty, we will provide time in class tomorrow.
Do try to reread chapters 1-2 of Aristotle Leads the Way if you are unable to work on the Hyperdoc.
Finish Questions for poem “Narcissa” by Gwendolyn Brooks
Please fill out back to school forms and return by Friday. Thank you to the parents who were able to make it to back to school night Monday and returned forms already! 🙂
Mission Springs update: If you would like to chaperone, we would love to have you. I can take 2 male and 2 female chaperones. If more chaperones ask to join, there will be a lottery held to determine who goes.
Chaperones are needed October 3-7. The cost is $175. We ask that you commit to the full week. If it’s absolutely necessary to split a week with another parent, we can make that work, but it’s not preferred.
Please send an email to email@example.com to let me know you’re interested in attending.
Reading: Consider the big question from today’s Jr. Great Book Shared Inquiry Discussion:
Why does writing about the turquoise horse make Lisa sure that she will have a “big family?”
Jot some notes down to discuss this tomorrow.
Math: SPB 5.2 Draw model for Q’s 3, 4, 5. Do traditional for Q’s 3-10
Congratulations to each student who read while off track. And a HUGE round of applause for the 15 students who read 31 or more Newsela articles during our 31 days off! I am so proud of you for your efforts.
There are less than 24 hours left to read 31 articles during the 31 days off-track to earn a Genius Day. Here are the totals as of 10:14 AM on Monday, April 4!
NICE job to all you readers! YOU broke 2,000 articles this off-track time and are poised to break last year’s class record! I am SOOOO PROUD OF YOU!!!! Check out the count right now as it stands.
Remember, it’s not too late to get started and read 31 articles. We track on Tuesday.
You’ve read 563 articles during this off-track period. Wow. Nice work. And the numbers keep rising. Check out the students in the double digits now! The right column shows the number of articles read. Congratulations Maddy! You’ve earned double Genius Day! 🙂
I hope you’ve all had a great off-track time. As advertised on our track off day, I’ll offer a “Genius Day” to any student who reads 31 articles during our 31 day, off-track period. I’m posting an image with the tally so far. There is exactly one week left to meet this challenge.
Students who read 31 articles and quiz on them will receive one full school day to work on a project of their choosing. These are all the students who are in the double-digits. It’s not too late to make the goal. Keep reading! 🙂