Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wednesday
Greets, Sentence/Quote, Image...
Block 1 Introduction to Slam poetry continued
Block 2 The Writing Lab (Weekly Topic)
Class Break
Lunch Recess
Silent Reading & Sharing
Block 3 Mom's day activity (with occupational therapist)
Physical Education









“I want to feel like honey and trombones. I want to feel like honey and trombones”
Anis Mojgani















Block 1 Introduction to Slam poetry continued



http://ed.ted.com/lessons/become-a-slam-poet-in-five-steps-gayle-danley#review






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Block 2 The Writing Lab (Weekly Topic)



If you had to write a poem, what would it be about?
 Group#1
Project Freewrite...
a memory, happy, sad, glad, mad, anything...
 Follow the formula!


Slam Poetry or Spoken Word is typically a short and effective poem that has a high intensity of expression.

With enough passion and practice, becoming a slam poet is within your reach. Explore a distant memory on paper, then read it out loud. Edit. Try reading it out loud again, and add your finishing touches.

1.     Write it down
2.     Read Aloud
3.     Cut the Fat
4.     Read Aloud Again
5.     Add Flava
  Group#2
On Edmodo, Try the I AM poem...

 Copy and paste to Edmodo

If finished, create a art piece to compliment one of your two poems







Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday
Meets & Greets 
   Introduce Wednesday writing topics (poetry)
   Morning Math Lab
Snack/Recess
   Literature
Class Break





 Introduce some styles of poetry:

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/become-a-slam-poet-in-five-steps-gayle-danley#discussion  


Making a poem together...

I am...

http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/iampoem.htm



MATH LAB

Students at this point will be on individual plans, some reviewing the things that were difficult, some progressing onto the next level...


  

Monday, May 5, 2014

BAck to the blog/class, TESTING done!!!

Monday
Sharing...
Block 1 Morning Math, Independent sessions
Snack/recess
Block 2 Group
Class Break
Lunch Recess
Silent Reading & Sharing
Block 3 Introduction to poetry
Level Incentives





“The powerful play of life goes on and that they may contribute a verse – What will their verse be?”


Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday
Sharing...
Block 1"Smarter Balance" TESTING
Snack/recess
Block 2 Group
Class Break
Lunch Recess
Silent Reading & Sharing
Block 3 "Smarter Balance" TESTING
PE or ELA game


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Write Weds, Math Trekking, and more

Wednesday
Block 1 Science Star & Mult Review (4th Graders)
Snack/recess
Block 2 The Writing Lab->Story Object
Class Break
Lunch Recess
Silent Reading & Sharing
Block 3 Science Star & Ms Jessica
Level Incentives



Block 1 Science Star & Mult Review (4th Graders)

Star testing went really well yesterday, I anticipate that we will likely finish today (maybe minus a couple that can continue in the class next door tomorrow).  The kids have been respectful and quiet.  YAY! WE will go to the adjacent soccer field or do something fun indoors as a reward.
 


Block 2 The Writing Lab->Story Object 

We will be walking to the weather field (if it's nice) and first doing and "object story write".  The students will select an object from the box/bag.  Then they will develop a story around this object, they could write in the perspective of the object (first person) or add a character and develop a interaction around the object.

This will be a first draft and completely rough, which will be edited and entered into EDmodo later this week.  :-) 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014







Quick Shares!

For All 5th Graders:

Science Star Testing...


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For my two fourth graders...
 
 Tuesday
Meets & Greets
   Morning Math
multiplication table, constructing one from scratch
Snack/Recess
   Literature: Rave-O
Class Break

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sugar conversion visual math

We have an awesome SSU observer who ran a really cool hands on lesson this morning;

THis morning we used our math time to figure out how many grams of sugar convert to teaspoons.  This forced us to use proportions, division, and overall critical thinking skills.

We found that for every teaspoon of sugar we have four grams.  

We discovered one of favorite students dessert (two cups of sunnyside select chocolate vanilla swiirl) is 17 teaspoons of sugar!!!