Tomas and His Sons- students finished reading in class
Close Reader p. 4-6 - we will finish as a whole group tomorrow
English Language Arts
Addressing a Letter - Students had time today to finish their letter. If they are not finished, the students will be responsible for finishing on their own time.
Adding with regrouping - we will get to the assignment tomorrow
Latitude and Longitude quiz
Quilting with Mrs. Deborah
Students read a fable about a farmer and his wife teaching their sons a lesson on working hard. The fable Tomas and His Sons is about a farmer who has a family vineyard that has been passed down through generations. Tomas and his wife, Maria, must work together to come up with ideas to get their lazy sons to work in the vineyard. The students continued using their sequencing skills and predicting skills as we read the story. I am very impressed with each student's ability to use the text to sequence and make predictions based in the text.
The Great Mail Race
Students formatted their letters today so that the address line was included at the top of the letter. I will be printing out the letters this week so we can get them mailed off by the end of the week. We hope to learn a lot about other states through this project.
Types of Sentences
We began our study of sentences today as the students looked at how we can use different types of sentences. The students learned that declarative sentences tell a statement, exclamatory sentences show strong emotion, interrogative sentences ask a question, and imperative sentences give a command. As a class, we practiced these types of sentences using Grammar Monster. The students have asked me to link this on the blog. You can find the game using the link below.
Adding with Regrouping
Oh MY!!! We have a class of math geniuses! The students really showed their math abilities today as they were introduced to the standard addition algorithm. Students used a digital base ten program, linked below and in Student's Corner, to help make the connection between regrouping with place-value blocks and regrouping using the standard algorithm. I was very impressed with the each student's ability to use the standard way of adding and explain what we were doing as we added. Tomorrow, we will expand our use of this algorithm as we work with 4- and 5-digit number. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for the students to do 456 + 287 = ____. They need to show you the algorithm and explain each step. I hope you all have a great night and I look forward to another great day of learning!
Digital Base Ten Blocks