Today we worked on full sentence answers - we went over a sheet together and looked at which words to pick out of a question in order to fully answer a question. We will be having a test on this in a few days. I went around to check on students' examples from the morning exercise and asked them to use it as an example/notes for their upcoming quiz.
Spelling pre-test - we used a list of words that have been misspelled repeatedly in the past couple of weeks:
Time was given to do corrections, then we moved on to poetry!
Haikus - we had a class discussion about haikus first:
- what are they about?
- how long are they?
- do they have to rhyme?
And we came up with the following:
- 3 lines long
- first line = 5 syllables
- second line = 7 syllables
- third line = 5 syllables
- mostly about nature
We then brainstormed ideas about nature:
Afterwards, we made up an example poem from a class-generated topic of elephants:
African and Indian
They eat plants and grass
Pretty good for a first go! Then I set out the haiku assignment for the class: write four (4) haikus, one for each season (summer, fall, winter, spring). That's a grand total of 68 syllables. I will be bringing in student examples of the finished product tomorrow for them to get ideas from. Once they have had their rough copies checked over by me, they can begin work on their good copies before they illustrate them.
Some students needed some extra time to work on overdue assignments and got some extra help at recess.
After recess, we jumped into the class novel and I read chapters 43-47 to students while they followed along in pairs.
The last 15 minutes of the day was given for readers' theatre practice. Today the 'Emperor's New Hair' group went outside to enjoy practice in the sun.
- Despereaux chapters 43-47 questions and vocabulary