Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Hello all and HAPPY WEDNESDAY!  What a B-E-A-U-TIFUL day, yes?!?  While windy, the temps were delightful and it was refreshing getting the kiddos out to enjoy :)

I missed posting yesterday (sorry!) and while it was resource day and you did not miss much in the form of announcements/ reminders, we did something extremely important in the form of an extra special day... YESTERDAY (March 24th) was MARY'S BIRTHDAY!!!
Happy, HAPPY day you special girl!  Oh how we LOVE you so!
LEARNING TARGET: I CAN identify the most important details to summarize the information in a text.
Today we practiced with the concept of identifying the big ideas in the text and then using those big ideas to create a summary.  We practiced by using our Benchmark series lesson from today where we read a story entitled, "Horatio at the Bridge" about the Etruscan people who took over Rome in 600 B.C.  Using this story, we identified the big ideas and then compiled a summary,  For independent practice, students reread their superheroes articles and used their organizers they completed to write a lengthy summary about the article, using all the big ideas from the organizers.  This is a process where we are learning to reduce and omit details to make a concise summaries about that in which we read.   Tomorrow, they will be reducing these summaries even further.
HOMEWORK: complete AT LEAST one page (front and back) in Summary packet.  Do NOT complete back page of packet!
Copies of packet: pages 1, 2, 3

LEARNING TARGET: Math 1: I CAN subtract fractions with unlike denominators.  Math 2: I CAN rename fraction differences.
Math 1 worked on subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.  Math 2 worked on subtracting fractions from whole numbers and borrowing with fractions.
Videos from instruction: Fractions SHMOOP; Mario Fractions  
HOMEWORK: Math 1: workbook page 56; Math 2 workbook page 58

Students voted on groups for Monarch Butterfly projects and finished guided notes.
HOMEWORK: bring in BLANK display boards for Science Fair projects by March 31st.

Students watched a documentary on the Monarch Butterfly

Have a wonderful Wednesday evening!
It's almost SPRING BREAK!  Wooooo Hooooo!
Mrs. Thomas

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