Today the Unit 1 Post Test was administered to the class. Since tomorrow is an early-release day, I will use part of that time to review the test and then give students time to work on reading stuff. Sunday is when the new rotation schedule begins with my homeroom class going to Ms. Fowler's room across the hallway for literacy and social studies. It will also coincide with beginning Unit 2, which is focused on decimals.
Actually, both Units 2 and 3 will be focused on decimals where we will begin with place value, comparing, ordering, etc. Then, all four of the operations (add, subtract, multiply, and divide) will be covered.
One thing to be mindful of: the concepts that we have covered in Unit 1 will still be reviewed and used onward. One thing about the core academic subjects is that concepts are usually built upon prior skills. This is especially true in math. In other words, what we have covered isn't going to go away but instead will be used again and again. It will also be reviewed to keep skills fresh.
I decided to allow my students more class time to continue with the Wax Museum project. The research should be completed by now and the speeches coming along.
Today was the final day of the literacy instruction in my class. We continued with the writing by reviewing the body of a written passage and then going over the conclusion paragraph. I then allowed the students to continue with their "I believe" essays.