We started our day with a math mixed review, quick review and another mixed review. Mixed review is where multiplication and division problems are mixed up. Quick review is just problems that you multiply like 8 X 2=16, those are the easy problems. After we did our morning work we did our regular math. The lesson that we did was division with remainders. The first time I saw the lesson I thought it looked easy and I was right.
The first thing Mr. Kootman let us do for that lesson was get our white boards, markers and erasers out. On our boards Mr. Kootman told us to write down a division problem. It was 73 divided by 6; the answer was 12 remainder of 1. Then Mr. Kootman thought that we were good at it so Mr. Kootman let us do our math packet for division with remainders. That math packet was so easy that I finished like a snap. During the time we were doing our math packets Mr. Kootman took us for a jog around the play ground and back. I thought it was a fun course.
After math we read our comprehension story for the third time this week. The story this week was a biography on Susan La Fleche Piccote, it is based on her life and the medicine she used. First before we read the story Mr. Kootman went over the vocabulary for the story, they were physician, ominous, reservation, desolately and maneuvered. Physician means doctor, ominous is threatening, reservation means a land set aside for Native Americans, desolately means in a hopeless or lonely way and maneuvered means that you move. We did not just read the story we listen to the CD for the story. Then Mr. Kootman asked a couple of questions.
Soon it was recess time; I played basketball. My classroom was the first one out on the playground. I played with Curtis, Demar and Jody. We played knock. How the game works you get in a line then the first person shots the ball and if they miss they keep shooting until you make it. Then if the first person is still shooting then the second person shoots the ball if the second person ball goes in first, the first person is knocked out.
After we had recess we did our spelling and vocabulary. What we learned in that book was time and order words. The main time and order words are today, one month, before and last week. Then Mr. Kootman usually has us stand up and act like parrots where we reapeat everything he says, so it will sink in our brains.
Then we went to lunch. Today was popcorn shrimp day, but I had brought my lunch and I had pizza rolls. Pizza rolls is pizza just wrapped with the cheese, sauce and the crust but the cheese and the sauce are inside and the crust is outside holding the cheese and sauce. We were the second table to leave the cafeteria to go play outside. I played handball but Devin D. kept calling my name to help him because he was getting chased by the girls. But, then the bell rang so we had to stand in line for class.
All that was left to do for the day was social studies. But before social studies Mr. Kootman had a surprise for us; he had biography cards for us. Then after we went over the biography cards Mr. Kootman went over social studies vocabulary. Our vocabulary was mission and missionary. Mission is a place were missionary’s teach about their religion and missionary is a teacher who teaches about thier religion. So that was the end of social studies.
Then we watched our movie that is called Bullwhip Griffin. The movie is based on a book we read called By the Great Horn Spoon. It is about when this butler and this boy end up on a boat that had a bad guy aboard but that’s how far got. We ran out of time and packed up to go home.