Reading instruction is one of our favorite times of the day! The best part about Daily 5 is that your child gets to choose how they want to use most of their time during Reading. Apart from our whole class mini-lesson, Read to Self (required daily) and scheduled teacher time for small group instruction and individual conferences, your child will rotate between up to two additional activities during Reading time each day.
Your child will participate in the following during Weekly 5:
Work on Writing
Read to Self
Science Workshops will take place a few days a week. Students will be split into 4 groups. They will go through 4 rotations each day. Each rotation will help increase their understanding of previous skills and new concepts taught by Ms. Robinson.
We will use "STEM" as our acronym for our rotations. You will hear your students reference the following workshop rotations.
S: Science Mini Lesson Students will have a whole group mini lesson about the concept of curriculum that we are focusing on at the time. This is a time for us to have a whole group discussion and have Q&A as a class before getting starting with the days activities. Sometimes this may be a small group that they go to.
T: Technology Students will use technology to reinforce science concepts that have been previously taught in class or previous years in school.
E: Experiments This is my favorite part of the workshop rotations! Students will get to learn by doing. This rotation will include new skills and review previous skills taught. They get to use critical thinking skills to complete a task.
M: Mega Minds To me this is a huge part of our science rotations. Students will get to use this time to further their learning. Each day the Mega Mind station might be different. Some days the students may be asked to further their learning by completing graphic organizers or reading non-fiction text about our curriculum concept. Students might also be asked to write about their learning in a journal right. This is a great time for students to investigate more about a concept or reflect on what they have learned and what they want to know next.
The links below are just a few of the options that your child has during the 'Technology Time' choice. Your child may like to spend additional time on these websites at home! Science websites will come as we work on certain science curriculum.