I cannot say enough how much I have enjoyed having every student in my classroom! We started getting into the academics today. The kiddos did a great job with getting their brain back into learning mode.
The students started getting paid today in Mrs. Gray Pay for bringing their assignment notebook signed. The students were also fined if they chose to go against our classroom expectations. Students will use their Mrs. Gray Pay as a way to go on field trips and pay for the quarterly incentives. Students will also have the opportunity to earn money if you write the code from the day on the bottom of their assignment notebook. The code will always be found within each day's post. The students are taking on the job of being a professional students with ease and are on their way to getting money for field trips and incentives.
We started our Word of the Day (WOD), coordinate graphs, and discussed the important memories. I will be putting pictures up on the photo page once I get a checklist of all the students who are cleared for having their picture published.
Tonight the students were given homework that extended our introduction into coordinate graphs. We discussed the x-axis and the y-axis, how to write a coordinate and how to label each part of each axis. The students will need complete two games of Coordinate Connect Four. The game is similar to connect four or tic-tac-to. The students will have to strategically place their coordinates in locations on the graph in order to get 4 points connected vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. Enjoy practicing their newly learned skill!
Our assignment notebook code tonight: Ask your student some synonyms for today's Word of the Day. Today's WOD was critical and some synonyms we discussed in class were judgmental, immediate, necessary, and important. Write the synonym your student tells you at the bottom of their assignment notebook and they will earn an extra $10 in Mrs. Gray Pay.
I am a fourth grade teacher going on my seventh year of teaching. I have truly loved every year that I have taught and I look forward to sharing classroom activities we take part in during this upcoming school year!