A new student named Mattison joined our room today. She jumped right in and seemed to know exactly what to do... as soon as we found her a desk to sit at! We began our day by practicing cursive. Mr. Kootman said he needs to know how well we can write in cursive so he knows what to teach us.
In math, we started out with a quiz on chapter 1. This was so we could review the things we got wrong and learn from them. Then, we started on lesson 2.3, which was about using tables and data. This took a long time and we went right into recess!
After recess, we started our new Open Court story, "Sarah, Plain and Tall". We did our clues chart, which tells us what the story is about and we practiced our vocabulary words in our vocab log. My favorite word from this list is feisty, which means to have a lot of energy and being very spirited. In our CLAS book, we reviewed first and third person point of view. First person is when someone who is in the story is telling it. Third person is when the narrator is not in the story.
In our chapter book, School Story, Ms. Clayton says she will help the girls get the book published. Zoe explains her plan to help out Natalie. During the day, we took notes for this blog as a class. Tomorrow we will write it up. We wrapped up our day by going out to play with the fifth graders while Mr. Kootman went to a PTA meeting. We can't wait to do yoga and have the Freedom Walk tomorrow!