Monday, October 14, 2013

Fox and Crow

We started off the day with journals. Our story this week in Treasures deals with disabled athletes. So the students were challenged to write about how they would adapt if they were injured in an accident and had to use a wheelchair. It was not an easy assignment for them, but we had some thoughtful responses.

We then went off to music class. The students worked on vocal technique, particularly using head voice and also on solfeggio (the do-re-mi tonal relationships). They also had some work on the instruments to help them understand the relationship of the solfeggio tones to the diatonic scales.


Because of our field trip tomorrow, we switched our theater times with a fifth grade class. Today Mr. Pratt worked with the students on improvising a familiar story.


The story he chose was Aesop’s fable of the Fox and the Crow. The students were split into small groups and they chose different roles:  narrator, fox, crow, and tree. They practice the play several times in their groups.


The groups then came up one by one to perform for the rest of the class.


The rest of the day whizzed by. We helped get ready for tomorrow’s field trip by reading a short comic book prepared by the Cabrillo Museum about the impact of DDT and PCB pollution on the fisheries of Santa Monica and San Pedro bays. We looked at the vocabulary and spelling for the week. We went to PE. We continued our study of division in math.

Homework:  (1) Write spelling words 1-5 ten times each in cursive. Also create an original sentence for each word. (2) Do the spelling jumble. (3) Do pages 94, 95, and 96 the Practice book. (4) Do division practice paper. (5) Do pages 178-179 in the math book.

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