The first science quiz was taken today and it covered the magnetism portion of the Forces and Motion unit. It only had ten questions so I really impressed upon my class the importance of taking their time, reading each question and answer choice carefully, and then check back over their answers. To ensure that this would happen, I don't allow them to turn in their completed quizzes for at least 20 minutes. While it was simple, especially for the ones who knew the content, I still wanted to reinforce the above to make it a good habit.
This paid off though not all of my students scored a 100, ALL of them got an A. Awesome!
In literacy, we continued with the study of context clues and going deeper into a higher level text. In writing, the characters were developed further by coming up with a brief description of their internal and external traits. Internal traits are the character's personality including likes, dislikes, disposition, etc. External is the appearance and even the setting. The appearance needs to be descriptive enough so that the reader, who knows nothing, can get a good enough mental image.
In math, we had Day 2 of the enrichment focus while other students who did not show mastery were given further lessons on the math content. Since all of my students showed mastery, all of them did the enrichment. I also had five students from either Mr. Thompson's class or Ms. Apoldo's class who joined my class for an hour to participate in what I was doing.
What were we doing? Deeper and more complex place value.
Below are the prewarm-up, warm-up, and the two challenge activites.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this entry, the first science quiz was administered. I am VERY proud of my class for doing such a great job.