-Bring up topics students have chosen so far, and discuss other ideas students have.Record their ideas by writing How To ______________ on big paper.-Model instructing readers how to do a somersault.-PowerPoint of Try This. Model making a balloon stick to the wall by followingdirections.-Students return to seats and we write how to make a balloon stick to the walltogether (Ill use the document projector). After a few steps, hopefully students canfinish independently and I can work with a few students at the back table.Wednesday AM8:48- 9:00
-Echo writing: students finish Ann Arbor, Michigan for handprint project 9:00-9:35
Morning Meeting +
-Read-aloud Give Me Half -Our Presidents poem (find sight words)-Practice counting on by spinning one student around-Count by 2s using students feet -Quick passing 3D shape review-Coin exchanges:-Use poster I made as visual aid-Trading: MODEL this with adult first. Give some kids on the carpet a handful of coins. You dont want to carry that big pile of coins to the store. Do you want totrade any of your pennies for these nickels/dimes?-Kids say I want to trade you 5 pennies for 1 nickel. I say, I will take your 5pennies and give you 1 nickel.-Social Studies:-Michigan map+ worksheet -Great Lakes State-Upper and lower peninsula9:35- 10:00
-Continued revision: students practice reading their How-To directions with apartner.-Model this with adult.-Assign partners (# 1 and #2) and spread out around the room. Partner #1, readone step and let your partner do it, then read the next step and let your partner doit. PRETEND to do the steps. Think: Would I do the right thing if I follow thedirections the writer is giving?
Followed by independent work time. I will work with Dalen, Dion, Makayla.