Wednesday, August 29, 2012

First Fire Drill

We had our first fire drill today and the kids did a really great job.  They stayed in line and were quiet the entire time.  I can't ask for anymore.

Morning Journal:  If you could build a skyscraper, what would you put in it and why?

Writing Workshop:  We read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Day.  After reading the book, we brainstormed ideas of our own terrible days.  The students are going to use this brainstorm to write their next story.

Reading Workshop:  We looked at how "Reading Is Thinking" and created a chart to show all of the different things that we think about while we read.

Math Workshop:  We reviewed over our homework and made a class graph of all our families favorite foods.  The students played a dice game by throwing a dice and then making a tally mark graph to show how many times the dice landed on each number.  Tonight for homework, they only had to create a question that they would like to turn into a class bar graph.

SS:  We read about the Blue Ridge Range and the Piedmont Range of our state.  We discovered that the Blue Ridge has mountains in it and the Piedmont (where we live) contains rolling hills.  We are in the process of coloring a state map to show all of the ranges in our state.

Science:  We are classifying and categorizing igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks in our journals.  This will be a great study guide for the students.

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