Tuesdays go by quickly and today seemed to go by particularly fast. We started out the day in Tech Center where the students continued practicing their typing skills. A few of them are typing over 25 words per minutes. Impressive, isn’t it? After recess, we did math. Today we talked a lot about what it means to work effectively in a group before math time, and when the time for group work came one group agreed to be filmed so that we can evaluate their performance tomorrow. With both fourth and fifth grades, I spent time during the grade-level instructional time getting them ready for Thursday’s field trip as well as doing some specific activities related to either Native Americans or the native peoples of California. And, of course, we enjoyed our time with our reading buddies from room 2.
Homework: (1) Write spelling words 6-10 five times each plus a sentence in cursive. (2) Do the spelling crossword. (3) Fourth grade History and Science: Read “What’s the Catch?” and do “The Coast” study sheet. Fifth grade History and Science: Read “What’s the Catch?” and continue work on PowerPoint. (4) Do No Remainders worksheet. Show all work. (5) Fourth grade math: Do pages 104-105 plus “Roll Out”. Fifth grade math: Do pages 115-116 plus “Family”.