Reading- This week we worked on Compare and Contrast. I used two different stories about the Three Little Pigs. We watched/ listened to the stories and then wrote down events that happened in the story then we compared them to find out what was alike and different. Some students told me that they didn't realize that there were so many ways that the story could/ have been told. Then they also started finding books in the library that were similar to the Three Little Pig but with a aliens instead of pigs with the big bad robot in place of the wolf. We will keep working on this concept next week and test on Thursday.
Math- I had another student pass their multiplication test this week. I now have 2 students on division, 6 on multiplication, 7 on subtraction, and 7 on addition. I still have been trying to keep my students motivated on this skill by letting them know if they pass both addition and subtraction they get to throw pies in my face at the of the year. We took a math test on Wednesday. Most of the students did very well. Some are still struggling on double digit subtraction.
Centers- My students have started to grasp the concept of using the dictionary even better this week. I am had them look up some academic vocabulary that is seen on their Alpha Test this way they were familiar with the vocabulary when they take in in May.
I have also started letting students become more independent reading directions and doing their work on their own. I want them to get into the swing of teachers are not going to hold their hand through a worksheet all the time. They read the directions to me and did an example then I gave them 25 mins to work on 3 pages. After that was over then we went over them as a class and graded them. My class seemed to like the independence that they got.