Earthquakes - bumped to tomorrow
Comprehension Worksheets page 23-26 - due tomorrow
English Language Arts
Personal Narrative pre-write - Students generated ideas for personal narratives. We will continue generating ideas the next couple of writing days.
Long e unit 1 week 3 Spelling City practice - done in class
Chapter 1 Test - Students will have time to finish this in class tomorrow as well as the Place-Value Math Project.
This week's theme for Wonders focuses on taking action when a natural disaster strikes. The students have reviewed the reading skill of comparing and contrasting as we discuss the difference between a slow moving change to the landscape as compared to a fast moving change to the landscape. Students have been asked to compare natural disasters in different texts and will continue to compare changes to the landscape during independent, whole group, and small group practice.
Chapter 1 Assessments
WOW! I am impressed with the growth all students have shown so far this year. Students have shown they can fluently add with regrouping with multi-digit numbers. We continue to work on subtraction with regrouping as this is a skill that requires a deep understanding of numbers and the subtraction operation. I encourage you to look for examples of subtraction with regrouping in your everyday lives and then have students solve the problems they find.
Today we hit a new benchmark, none of us wanted to leave today. Mrs. Gnerer, a district curriculum coach, came in today to help us start personal narratives. The students listened to the text Owl Moon by Jane Yolen in order to understand the importance of descriptive language and phrases in our personal narratives. Owl Moon describes how a girl and her father go on a night hike to find an owl. The students then wrote about a time they anticipated an event that they had to wait for. I was very impressed with the work students put into their writing. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for the students to describe a personal narrative and identify the topic they chose to write about. Students will continue to have opportunities to experience different personal narratives in the days to come. I hope you all had a great night and I look forward to another great day of learning!