morning work of D.O.L. (Daily Oral Language), D.M. (Daily Math), and D.G. (Daily Geography). Hootie also got to get out and enjoy her NEW exercise ball for a while around the room. She really was cute and obviously worked out quite a bit of energy because she has slept all day since!
We got in reading groups to go over roles from chapters read last night. Many students are really getting into the "groove" of how literature circles will run and are doing a great job participating. Next, we played a whole group round of "Spin-n'-spell" and it was quite fun! These kiddos sure know their spelling words downpat! Lastly, we began an ORQ on discussing events of a passage and potential conflicts that may arise with characters. This video you see posted here is 'Group C' presenting a brief 'rap' containing their spelling words. It's so cute...good job, guys!!!
We had a busy day of completing the coached ORQ from yesterday and correcting the coinciding multiple choice quiz questions and then moving onto an indepedent ORQ. With only around 40ish school days until CATS testing, we have A LOT of ground to cover and A LOT of stuff we should be doing independently (like ORQs...so I'm really going to be loosening my reigns and my "handholding" through those. I guess I am such a perfectionist and a careful Momma Bird that I don't want to let them go until I'm positive it'll be perfect. I'm learning to let go and I know these little birdies are ready to not just fly, they are ready to SOAR!).
HOMEWORK: a timed multiplication quiz
PM activities - SCIENCE!:
|apparently, I have been deemed, "Super Paleontologist" :)|
|a Paleontologist's work is done for the day!|
|careful not to destroy any of the 'rock' around the 'fossils'!|
|Paleontologists on site at the "dig"|
|chip, chip, chippin' away!|
|is it just me, or does that 'fossil' look yummy?!?|
SCIENCE HOMEWORK: none.
I am proud of your energy and enthusiasm, my paleontologists!