October 31, 2011

Reading/LA:  Read Aloud; Daily 3; Minilesson: Determining Importance; Small groups: 1 & 2

SS:  Yankee Doodle Dandy — Song & lyrics

Math:  TTQ (3); TM (Lime); Fibonacci Sequence; workstations

Science:  Finish Unit Test — review; Weathering activity, if time permits.

October 26, 2011

Reading/LA:  Read Aloud; Daily 3; Word Work; Minilesson: Determining Importance; Minilesson: Prewrite — Persusasive Writing; Small Groups: 2 & 3

SS:  Continue work on Declaration of Independence Probe.  If not finished today, it is homework due Friday!

Math:  TTQ (4); TM (Yellow); Station Rotations — finish; review homework; Workstations, if time permits

Science:  Target Practice; Review for Unit Test; Study Island — if time permits

October 25, 2011

Reading/LA:  Read Aloud; Daily 3; Word Work; Minilesson: “The Death of Martin Luther King” — find the author’s viewpoint; Minilesson: The Gettysburg Address — find the author’s viewpoint; Small Groups — 4 & 5

SS:  Declaration of Independence — Probe Entry

Math:  TTQ (3); TM (Red); Problem Solving Rotations (groups); Workstations, if time permits; HW: p. 104: 29-36

Science:  Convex/Concave Lens — Notes in journals & Exploring

October 24, 2011

Reading/LA:  Read Aloud; Daily 3; Minilesson: Metacognition Strategy — Questioning; Small Groups: 3 & 4; review homework

SS:  Continue working on Declaration of Independence.

Math:  TTQ (2); TM (Gold); Problem Solving Strategy: Draw a Picture; Workstations

Science: Convex/Concave Lens — using refraction; prisms; notes in journal

October 21, 2011

Reading/LA:  Read Aloud; Daily 3; Minilesson: Review HW how to use a dictionary; Minilesson: How to Read a Play; Small Groups: 2 & 5; Homework:  Superlative vs. Comparative Adjectives worksheet

SS:  Declaration of Independence — Structural Analysis; notes in spiral

Math:  TTQ (1); TM (Orange); Problem Solving Techniques; Workstations

Science:  Light Energy: Absorbtion, Refraction, Transmission; Notes in Journal