Thursday, February 19, 2009
Connections help with students' comprehension of a story. We encourage students to make connections with stories they are reading at home as well. Below are some examples of questions that can be used to facilitate student connections at home:
What does this book remind you of?
Has something like this ever happened to you before?
How did you feel when you read this book?
Does this remind you of something that happened in another book?
How is this book different from other books you have read?
Does this character remind you of a character from another book you have read?
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Table 3 Sharing their Shape Mural of the Ocean
This week we are identifying 3-D shapes: cube, rectangular prism, sphere, cone, triangular prism, and cylinder. Tomorrow we will take a Shape Hunt around our classroom to look for 3-D shapes. Students will be given a Shape Hunt paper to take home. They will look around their house for 3-D Shapes.Examples:
- cylinder - soda can, trash can, mustard bottle, etc.
- cube - microwave, box, ice cube, etc.
- sphere - orange, basketball, etc.
- rectangular prism - refridgerator, cereal box, etc.
- cone - ice cream cone, party hat, etc.
- triangular prism - tent, piece of cake, etc.