What's happening in your classroom?

Discussion in 'General Education' started by TamiJ, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. TamiJ

    TamiJ Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Messages:
    6,776
    Likes Received:
    151

    Sep 23, 2012

    I always think it's fun to see what others are doing.

    We just finished our neighbors unit last week. This week we will begin a 6-week unit on seasons. Everything we do will be about seasons. Our read alouds, most of our decodable readers, and our writing. I am pretty excited to get this new unit started.

    What's everyone else doing?
     
  2.  
  3. agdamity

    agdamity Fanatic

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,670
    Likes Received:
    434

    Sep 23, 2012

    In math, we are working on function tables and turning the terms into points to graph on the coordinate grid. For reading, we will be finishing Hatchet. We are finishing an opinion writing piece and moving to narrative writing where we will write an exploration story. We just finished cells in science and will be testing that.
     
  4. FourSquare

    FourSquare Fanatic

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    2,835
    Likes Received:
    310

    Sep 23, 2012

    Testing. :rolleyes:

    NWEA MAP for Reading and Math.

    BAS for reading.

    Word Their Way inventory for Writing.

    REACH Assessment for....I don't know. The district just made this one up for fun. :woot:

    We're almost done though! Onward to...actual learning! We're beginning to read Seedfolks this week. We'll also do some work with geography and the scientific method. I'm excited! :)
     
  5. TamiJ

    TamiJ Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Messages:
    6,776
    Likes Received:
    151

    Sep 23, 2012

    I forgot to mention math: odd and even numbers.

    Reading comprehension: sequencing.
     
  6. mkbren88

    mkbren88 Cohort

    Joined:
    May 31, 2011
    Messages:
    524
    Likes Received:
    15

    Sep 23, 2012

    We are wrapping up our Oceans/Pirates unit this week and then beginning our two week fall break! When we return from break, we will work on a farm theme for ELA and science and number sense (#6-9) in math.
     
  7. TamiJ

    TamiJ Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Messages:
    6,776
    Likes Received:
    151

    Sep 23, 2012

    Fall break? Oh how I envy you....
     
  8. mkbren88

    mkbren88 Cohort

    Joined:
    May 31, 2011
    Messages:
    524
    Likes Received:
    15

    Sep 23, 2012

    yep! This is our 10th week of school and I am SO ready for this break!
     
  9. TamiJ

    TamiJ Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Messages:
    6,776
    Likes Received:
    151

    Sep 23, 2012

    Oh wow! You guys started really early then. Is it a year-round school?
     
  10. FarFromHome

    FarFromHome Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,857
    Likes Received:
    2

    Sep 23, 2012

    I have a fall break coming up in a week also-I can't wait! This will be our 9th week of school. We started at the end of July (and it's not a year round school).

    Since the quarter is almost over, I've been doing assessments lately with all of my classes. It's difficult, because I'm having them each play rhythms for me, one at a time. I thought they might have trouble just sitting there and listening, so I found some music word searches for the rest of the students to work on while I was testing. But some of the classes were talking way too much. I'm going to have to think about how I can change my assessment procedures (this is my first year teaching music). I'm going to an assessment workshop next weekend, so I hope I get some good ideas.
     
  11. MissFroggy

    MissFroggy Aficionado

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2006
    Messages:
    3,729
    Likes Received:
    0

    Sep 24, 2012

    We are starting our fourth week of school Monday.

    In math we are basically focusing on independence, and working alone or with a partner so that I can work with math groups. However, that independent or partner work has been addition fact games, number of the day and LOTS of place value.

    Reading is independent reading and daily 5. I'm still assessing to find their levels. No grouping or anything yet.

    Science is the senses and scientific method.

    Writing has been letter writing. They wrote to me telling me about what they wanted to learn and what they wanted help in. They wrote to staff members to ask for volunteer opportunities, to their parents for parent night and to their new pen pals. This week we are making a class book about our state for the pen pal class.
     
  12. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    27,534
    Likes Received:
    6

    Sep 24, 2012

    This is day #15 for us.

    We've covered set theory,and used Venn Diagrams to approach a particular style of verbal problems.

    Then we started Euclidean Geometry. We've done problems with vertical and supplementary angles involving two variables.

    We're in the midst of starting triangles. Today we'll hit the theorem that states a triangle contains 180 degrees, Tonight's homework will involve finding the measures of the angles of a triangle and classifying the triangle.
     
  13. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Messages:
    13,791
    Likes Received:
    1,610

    Sep 24, 2012

    We're about a third of the way through our unit on "Everyday People, Extraordinary Things". Our focus right now has been Terry Fox, as a lead in to our school wide Terry Fox Run on Thursday. The students are finishing their diagnostic writing tasks and I'll be starting reading assessments (DRA for most) today. We have Meet the Teacher night on Thursday, so there's some artwork and a short writing task to finish and get put up.
     
  14. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    17,362
    Likes Received:
    46

    Sep 24, 2012

    In Geometry, the students have just finished up logic statements.

    In Eng II, we're finishing reading The House on Mango Street and grammar work.

    In Eng III, we're starting The Crucible.
     
  15. amakaye

    amakaye Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Messages:
    2,397
    Likes Received:
    4

    Sep 24, 2012

    Six weeks down here!
    Religion: Tools to help us study the Bible
    Reading: Reading partnerships are going strong, and stamina for Read to Self is awesome. We're adding in Word Work this week, along with student choice. We just finished our overview of the main comprehension strategies, and now we will start a unit on asking questions.
    Language: 4 types of sentences (Sentence Superheroes! After learning about each type, groups write a super-hero script, but each character can only speak in their type of sentence. It's one of my favorite activities of the year. :)) We're also getting into the swing of writer's workshop, which took a bit longer than normal to get up and running this year due to scheduling issues.
    Math: 3-digit addition--lots of working with Base Ten blocks!
    Social Studies: Maps and Globes
     
  16. DrivingPigeon

    DrivingPigeon Phenom

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Messages:
    4,212
    Likes Received:
    8

    Sep 24, 2012

    I always like reading these posts, too! :)

    -Reading: Building stamina for Read to Self and Work on Writing. We will begin Word Work when I pick them up from lunch in 10 minutes! We're focusing on adding new strategies to our CAFE menu. This week is "Ask questions while reading."
    -Writing: Working on various components of launching writer's workshop. Today we'll use some sentence starters to help with ideas.
    -Math: Story problems
    -Social Studies: Today and Long Ago unit

    We're also meeting our kindergarten buddies for the first time on Thursday.
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. maltidevi,
  2. bella84,
  3. gr3teacher
Total: 276 (members: 3, guests: 245, robots: 28)
test