Thursday, September 10, 2015

Main idea and supporting details lesson

September 11, 2015

A fun week was had!

In Social Studies, we have been learning about the First Americans and Early Colonization. We've also been discussing civics-rules, and guidelines, liberties-freedoms, Maine studies, and a bit of government. We had collaborative discussions 1:1, small group, and large group; coming together to build upon and express ideas clearly.  On Friday, we formed our Classroom Constitution, which supports us with guidelines for the most effective ways we can work and support each other throughout the school year.

Math class work has included basic fact timed tests, XtraMath, IXL-Place Value, Short Word form, and Expanded form with Exponents.

This week in English/Language Arts ( Literacy), the students continued their work with idioms, determining main ideas and supporting details, as well as progress toward showing command of their mechanics in writing.

On Thursday, after a class read aloud and discussion about the picture book, The Three Questions, students were broken up into groups to put a paragraph in the proper order-main idea first, followed by supporting details.

Small group reading groups highlighted main idea, details to support and follow-up comprehension.

Pics and short video show the activity and results below.

Upcoming events/calendar:
9/14 - NWEA Testing begins
9/14 - Gr. 4/5 Soccer Practice
9/15 - Gr. 4/5 Soccer Practice
9/15 - Open House 6pm-7pm
10/9 - Workshop Day
10/13 - School Photo Day
10/27 - Mahoosuc Performance "Tinpanic Steel Band"

Healthy Snack Schedule for the next 15 weeks.

9/14 Emily Cummings
9/21 Chelsea Duclos
9/28 Jakob Hooper
10/5 Riley Jerome
10/12 Reid Johnston
10/19 Travis Kneeland
10/26 Bode Leach
11/2 Evan Leach
11/9 Selena Ojeda
11/16 Forest Pelletier
11/30 Cameron Remington
12/7 Eli Shifrin
12/14 Keenan Sparks
1/4 Autumn Thompson
1/11 Jayden Thurston