Other Here's what we've been up to...
* Children continued the process of writing their report about an FA Helper. Each child completed their final draft.
*Journal writing in Writers' Notebook - Children reflected on their weekend and wrote about a small moment.
* Thank You Letters - The children wrote a letter thanking their FA Helper for meeting with them and showing them their work space.
* Book Club and Language Arts Rotation: Author's Choice, Lexia, and Reading
*Writing Process - children chose an entry from their writers' notebook to revise and add detail in order to write a story. The process began with shared writing as I first modeled a very short journal entry lacking detail. I then asked children which questions they had as readers due to the lack of detail I included in my writing. The children helped to revise my "journal" entry. We discussed the who, what, how, why, where, and when of writing. Children then chose the journal entry that they would transfer to a story. Through the process, children are marking their progress by putting their name by each step - prewrite, rough draft, edit, revise, conference, and publish. Children are finishing up on Monday.
*Book Fair - children enjoyed visiting the book fair and perusing the variety of literature.
Spelling Unit 8
Making Meaning - Shared reading that builds comprehension strategies
Daily Oral Language - practice with grammar and editing
*TURKEY TROT T - SHIRTS: Children were each given a t-shirt which we decorated for Tuesday's Turkey Trot.
Gratitude Attitude: Each child wrote about two things they are thankful for and we added it to our grateful tree.
We enjoyed the fifth and sixth grade play - Dr. Suess version of A Christmas Carol.
JOB WELL DONE, Fifth and Sixth Grade!
Practice with bar models. Children are learning about differentiating between writing a bar model for a addition to find the WHOLE or subtraction when the whole and a part are provided but we are looking for ONE OF THE PARTS. We practiced as a whole group as well as individually.
Continued Bar Modeling
* Comparing two sets - applying the inverse operations of addition and subtraction
* Real World Problems with bar modeling
* Adding on and Taking away sets
Thank you to Mrs. Barker for reading a wonderful story.