Monday, March 21, 2011

Drying Out

What a miserable day yesterday! Oh well, at least it wasn't a school day. But things were still incredibly wet around Third Street all day today and we were stuck with rainy day schedule during recess and lunch. I guess by the time it dries out on Wednesday or Thursday we should have more showers again.

It wasn't a miserable day in room 19, however, but a most productive one. We began by correcting and discussing our math from Friday. Negative numbers are often hard for fourth graders to understand, but our students seem to be grasping this concept admirably. We went on to take a quiz over last week's chapters in By the Great Horn Spoon! After this we went on to read another chapter of the book. In today's chapter, Jack accidentally buys a bushel of neckties at an auction, a move that Praiseworthy correctly see as being "brilliant."

We worked some more on last week's art project on perspective, using water color to finish off our drawings. We blocked and practiced some of the last couple scenes in the play. We corrected a math test from last week, and we did our usual exercises and skill rotations in PE. In math, we continued to learn about negative numbers.

So, into every life rain does fall, but learning still goes on.

Homework:  (1) Write the spelling words 10 times each. The words are technology, discrimination, vigilante, population, and consumer. (2) Do By the Great Hornspoon! study sheet for chapter  13 plus "Similes" on the back. (3) Do "Comparing Integers," pages 338-339 in the math book plus "Countdown to Zero" on the back.

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