We did the usual Monday things on this very productive first day school day of Spring. We began with some test prep stuff. We'll continue to do this for the next three weeks. We went on to read the ninth chapter of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. For writing we worked on some sentence combining, evaluated a sample paragraph according to a scoring guide, discuss paragraphing, and started a rough draft. All in 45 minutes! Whew!
After recess we went to the auditorium and did some Oliver! practice. You could tell that it had been over a week.... But it will get better pretty quickly. After lunch, we talked about nutrition in Health. We had our usual PE rotations. I started baseball skills with the three classes. In math, the students are working on ordered pairs and coordinate grids. I never did that in fourth grade! Fortunately, it's pretty easy as long as you remember that the x-coordinate is horizontal and the y-coordinate is vertical.
Homework: (1) Write spelling words 10 times each and write a sentence in cursive for each word. The words today are bruised, dazzling, delicate, delicious, and disappointing. (2) Do the study sheet for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe chapter 9. (3) Do "Ordered Pairs," envision Math pages 402-403 and "Treasure Hunt" on the back of the answer sheet. (4) Do the division practice worksheet.(5) If necessary, finish items 1-19 on practice test 3.