This week we accomplished a lot in a little time. With how much
time we had off the students, surprisingly, did not let too much "fall out." As excite as
the kids were to get back to school, so was I with all that they were able to
do. Now that we have our iPads and computer stations up and running it has been
great working with all of the students in smaller groups and more frequently.
This week we worked on the reading skill of drawing
conclusions. As a group activity students had to investigate items in a bag and determine which AVCC staff member it could be. Just like a detective they used the clues to make a statement about each bag. They all did really well as was able to figure everyone out! Next, we brainstormed some of our favorite memories and categorized them. Students needed to use their grammar skills of alliteration and onomatopoeia to write descriptive stories as well as inventive (maybe yummy) ice cream flavors. With all this accomplished they proved that they can work together in small groups independently, work cooperatively with a partner (during buddy reading of "Catalog Cats"), and follow directions by learning two new iPad apps. They are growing up quick and fast!
In Math I feel very confident that we nailed subtraction. And most if not all students were capable of subtraction with regrouping, which is a very hard concept even for third
Check out below our activities below in the slideshow.
Mrs. Cowan loves photography, horses, coffee, tennis, hiking, more coffee, and her animals. Teaching is my greatest passion and I live everyday to find new and exciting things to share with my kids!