Tuesday, 18 March 2014
We spent a lot of our morning developing our understanding of how to effectively write a persuasive text. On the Smartboard, we reviewed an example of a level four text (students were also given a copy of this piece of writing to keep in their notebooks as a reference). We looked at success criteria for persuasive writing and added a checklist to our notes. Students reviewed our anchor charts and we added a list of strong prompting words to "bump up" our writing. The grade fours chose a persuasive topic to write about and organized their reasons by using a graphic organizer. Our math lesson involved reviewing some key geometric terms (e.g., right angle, parallelogram) with a partner by answering some multiple choice questions. For Religion, we reviewed our Catholic Character Formation Goal for the month of March: justice. Our class had a discussion about what justice means. Answers included: respect; peace; fairness and equality. Have a great evening!