November 30, 2011

Reading/LA:  Read Aloud; Daily 3; Guidance Session: Peer Pressure; Minilesson: Introductory Paragraph; Small Group: 5; Word Work — graph root word definitions due Friday.

SS:  Continue working on Probe: Constitution vs. Articles of Confederation — due Friday

Math:  TTQ (2); TM (Red); Review HW; Unit Test

Science:  Modelling Ice Weathering/Erosion — Notes in Journal

November 29, 2011

Reading/LA:  Read Aloud; Daily 3; Minilesson: Root-Words; Minilesson: Expository — writing a thesis/controlling idea; Small Groups: 3 & 4; Word Work — due Friday.

SS:  Probe:  Constitution vs. Articles of Confederation — Due Friday

Math:  TTQ (1); TM (Gold); Exemplar: Filling the Pool; workstations; HW; p. 186 1-5 (use TOOT method or prime factorization)

Science:  Modeling Weathering & Erosion: Grand Canyon; Notes in Journal

November 28, 2011

Reading/LA:  Read Aloud; Daily 3 Review; Minilesson: Expository writing; Small Groups 2 & 3

SS:  Activity: Balancing Act

Math:  TTQ (5); TM (Orange); Round the World, Prime; Factors; Workstations

Science:  Weathering & Erosion; Brainpop video & quiz

November 18, 2011

Reading/LA:  Movie:  Where the Red Fern Grows; Double Bubble map — compare & contrast the movie with the book

SS:  Balancing Act Activity

Math:  TTQ (4); TM (Blue); “Around the World, Prime”; Factors; Workstations; Review HW

Science:  Weathering, Erosion, Deposition — powerpoint with notes in journal; video, if time permits

November 17, 2011

Reading/LA:  Read Aloud; Daily 3; Library; Istation; Small Group 2; Homework: Cause & Effect/Drawing Conclusions worksheet

SS:  Balancing Act

Math:  TTQ (3); TM (Pink); Around the World, Prime; TOOT Method; HW: p. 187 #7-14

Science:  Impact of Wind: Sand Dunes Experiment

November 16, 2011

Reading/LA:  Read Aloud; Daily 3; Minilesson: Adage; Minilesson: Following Directions & Remembering Details; small groups 4 & 5; Movie on Friday: Where the Red Fern Grows

SS:  Revolutionary War video

Math:  TTQ (2); TM (Purple); Review HW; “Around the World Prime”; workstations

Science:  Complete Unit test — video on weathering/erosion/deposition (if time permits)

November 15, 2011

Reading/LA:  Read Aloud; Daily 3; Minilesson: Where the Red Fern Grows worksheet; Minilesson: Adage; Small Groups 2 & 3; Video on Friday.

SS:  Unit Test

Math:  TTQ (1); TM (Lime); Factors; workstations; HW: p. 179 1-6

Science:  Unit Test Review; Unit test, if time permits