Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Today we began the day in the Tech Center. Mr. Riko went over the basic of creating a Prezi with the students. They were dazzled when they finally completed a few text boxes and paths to connect them by how the presentation swooped and zoomed!

We returned to the classroom where we read a selection from Because of Winn Dixie. It’s the scene where Miss Franny tells about the bear coming into the library.

After recess, we went to theater class. Mr. Pratt went over the idea of tableau with the students. They grasped the concept pretty readily. After that, he helped them learn how tableau is a great technique for storytelling. They did three tableaux of The Emperor’s New Clothes. First, the old king was fitted for his marvelous new vestments.


Then the emperor went parading through the city.


Finally the young boy pointed out what was, er, lacking, and was one emperor really embarrassed!


In the afternoon, we learned about variables and expressions. We’re skipping a whole chapter in the math book because the students already know how to do it!

We finished the day with our kindergarten reading buddies.


Homework:  (1) Write spelling words 6-10 ten times each. Write a sentence for each word. (2) Do spelling jumble. (3) Do the summary of “Because of Winn Dixie” and the questions on page 119. (4) Do Four Times One 2 practice sheet. (5) Do pages 118-119 in the math book.

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