January 14, 2016

Thursday Round-Up!

Ask, and you shall receive! Thank you so much for your tissue and classroom supply donations! I can't tell you how much I appreciate your support in helping me to help make my classroom just like home for my students!
We've had one very busy week! We wrapped up Unit 3 (Geometry) in Math today with our unit test.  We're moving on to Unit 5, which is Data Management. As part of Math message, we've been dipping our toes into the world of data and interpreting information from a graph.  The boys and girls have enjoyed learning about how we vote, how we construct a picto-graph and how to express what we interpret by examining data.  

As part of our most recent poll, we talked about how it's always a good idea to include an option for people who don't like or "fit" any of the options provided (see photo below).  

You're probably thinking, "Mrs. M, that's all fine and dandy, but what happened to Unit 4?" Well, that's the unit all about multiplication and division, and we've been covering the expectations in bits and pieces as part of our Math message. We do this with Unit 11 as well, which is all about probability.  
As part of my small reading groups instruction, I've been sharing a story that I wrote myself called, "Trouble in Aisle 12".  It's all about the nightly battle for turf between grocery store products. The focus with this story is all about making a movie in our minds as we read.  With no illustrations and plenty of wackiness, the story is really only super-funny and entertaining if the reader uses visualization while they read. 

In Language, we've begun our second procedural writing activity which is all about how to get dressed for winter play. Students are expected to implement their feedback from their Mrs. Claus piece this time round.  After this activity, we're going to move on to a really exciting writing task.  The kids will need to bring in a special stuffy and I can't wait to tell them all about it!  

It's hard to believe it's Thursday already! We have a few options to choose from for Fun Friday tomorrow and it's all dependent on where we're at in terms of our procedural writing activity. Either way, brace yourself for some seriously adorable artwork in the near future! 


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