Student “teachers” explained to small groups how to attack this complicated story problem:
Sheila had 20 coins. 2/5 of the coins were dimes. 1/4 of the coins were quarters. 3/10 of the coins were nickels. The rest of the coins were pennies. How many of each coin did Sheila have? How much money did Sheila have all together?
Mrs. Adamowicz’s Math Group:
multiplication and division
introduce and begin to investigate positive and negative numbers
Mrs. Adamowicz’s Reading Group:
Unit One Review (test will be given on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday):
Word Study: prefixes, suffixes, compound words, homonyms, alphabetical order
Phonics: short vowels; plurals; adding endings: -ed, -ing, -er, -est; vowel pairs: ai, ay, ee, ea, ou, ow, oi, oy
Comprehension: fantasy vs. reality; character and setting; sequencing
Homework tonight: Complete character description on Saruni from My Rows and Piles of Coins. Example of a character description pictured below.
Preservice teacher small group lesson topics:
Measurement: Weight, Volume, Capacity
Reference Materials: Dictionary, Atlas, Phone Directory, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia