## Tuesday, April 10, 2012

### It's Artist Day!

Morning Journal: Which one of the following artist is your favorite and why? Monet, Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, or Picasso. The students had pictures to look at and got to choose their favorite and describe why it was their favorite.

Morning Math: Place Value with Place Value Blocks, Elapsed Time, Multiplication, Patterns

Math: FRACTIONS!! Today we looked at the numerator and the denominator of a fraction in greater detail. We saw how the top number is ALWAYS the part and the bottom number is ALWAYS the whole. The students drew some pictures to go with fractions and labeled the fractions.

Reading: We looked at some of the skills and strategies that we have used this year such as: inferences, compare and contrast, sequence, author's purpose, details, text features, context clues. We saw how different questions can ask the same skill or strategy in a different way. We focused on some of the vocabulary in our passage and our questions. We practiced our fluency by reading the passage aloud.

Field Day: Thursday, April 12 at 10:30