We also talked a lot about cause and effect. Again, this story is perfect for this discussion because one cause has multiple effects. After our discussion, both whole group and partner, the students completed this independent practice page. You can get it here for free (because I love our readers!).
Memorable moment of the day: So it has been one of those days. You know the ones that seem to inevitably happen right before Parent Teacher Conferences (ours are next week). The ones that leave you exhausted. Well, one of my special friends came back from math rotations without his shoes and socks on. Yep, barefoot. Just walked on into the classroom as if this is what he does every day. Come to find out, he took his socks off during math and put them on his hands like gloves. Then proceeded to wave them around other students' faces. Then he began to kick off his shoes so they would hit other students. Awesome. Can tomorrow be Friday please?!
Anyone else have these types of wonderful moments lately?!