To start off with we reviewed all the I charts we had made throughout the introduction of each part of the Daily 3.
Sorry, the green doesn't come out too well in a picture.
Then we created a Daily 3 Promise for how we would work when we have free choice during the Daily 3...and of course, everyone signed it!
To start off with we have been working on nouns and verbs. The students have written stories attempting to use as many nouns and verbs as possible...so fun! Of course, they have done some work on using nouns, conjugating and verbs and identifying the nouns and verbs in sentences. So here came the hard stuff...I posted this list of vocabulary words and the students were required to sort them using a venn diagram into words that could be just nouns, just verbs or both. For some of my 4's this required some real thinking!
Of course, here is the Pinterest inspired Boggle board as bonus work.
This is where the students find all their Convention Connection handouts...and just like the rest of the Daily 5, there is lots of choice! (Please note my super fun Charlie Brown mug in the background!!!)
In other class news, our media-inferring unit is wrapping up and I wanted to share some of the anchor charts we have created and used throughout the unit. We have been learning about inferring in advertising and the features of advertising at the same time. It's been challenging to say the least but from the diagnostic task until now I can really see improvement in most of my Grade 4 friends.
Soon we will be starting Geometry and 2D figures...so as an introduction we reviewed these 4 quadrilaterals and then used them to create Kandinsky style abstract art! Pictures coming soon.
Whew...so much going on at school, at home and with the holidays....8 days to go until vacation. Happy Holidays everyone!