Class activities for Thursday, February 22

Spelling: We learned about soft syllable endings in the words fountain, mountain, captain, certain. They sound different than their spellings.

Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due Friday.

Reading: Students worked on MobyMax Foundational Reading today.

Writing: Students completed prewriting conferences today and they started working on their letter draft.

Here are the parts that students should have prewritten and started drafting:

  1. What is your idea?
  2. What are reasons why your idea is a good idea?
  3. What are some core democratic values that match your idea?

Homework is to work on writing for 15 minutes.

This persuasive letter project will be due Monday, March 5.

Here are some helpful resources:

Math: Students worked on a STAR Math test today. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: None today. We will have a test about matter and energy tomorrow.

Social Studies: Today was a leader lesson about planning ahead. We also started to learn about the features of a market economy.

Character Strength: We looked for favorite quotes about character strengths we’ve learned about this year.

Notes:

  • Our fourth grade musical, “A Night of Music and Fun,” is Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 pm in the small gym. Students should wear something nice and meet at 6:15 in the music room.
  • Grand Blanc is hosting a “Birds-n-Bees” parent information night about the human growth and development curriculum for 4th and 5th grade students. The meeting is February 27 at 6 pm at Mason Elementary. Here is more information.
  • Spring conferences are March 6-8. View, edit, or sign up for a conference here.
  • Have you helped your student plan a Daily Homework Time?
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View links to all the websites we use in class.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at Jupiter Ed.

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.

Class activities for Wednesday, February 21

Spelling: We learned about common spelling patterns for the /s/ sound: s, sc, ss, ce, ci, cy.

Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due Friday.

Reading: Students completed a STAR Reading test today.

Writing: We looked at an example letter to see how it was written. Students also started prewriting their own letter.

Here are the parts that students should be prewriting:

  1. What is your idea?
  2. What are reasons why your idea is a good idea?
  3. What are some core democratic values that match your idea?

Homework is to finish prewriting the ideas above about improving our school or town.

This persuasive letter project will be due Monday, March 5.

Here are some helpful resources:

Math: We worked on multiplication skills in MobyMax Math again today. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We finished writing matter and energy notes in our minibooks. We’ll have a test about matter and energy later this week. We also made a bar graph of an experiment we did in class that tested how water evaporated from containers over time.

Social Studies: None today.

Character Strength: We are learning about love again this week.

Notes:

  • Our fourth grade musical, “A Night of Music and Fun,” is Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 pm in the small gym. Students should wear something nice and meet at 6:15 in the music room.
  • Grand Blanc is hosting a “Birds-n-Bees” parent information night about the human growth and development curriculum for 4th and 5th grade students. The meeting is February 27 at 6 pm at Mason Elementary. Here is more information.
  • Have you helped your student plan a Daily Homework Time?
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View links to all the websites we use in class.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at Jupiter Ed.

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.

Class activities for Tuesday, February 20

Spelling: Today was a preview of upcoming spelling words.

Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due Friday.

Reading: Today we started a new topic about writing from different points of view. We also read a narrative nonfiction story about what our country would be like without a government.

Writing: We started prewriting our persuasive opinion writing project today by thinking about topics that students could write about. Homework is to prewrite ideas about improving our school or town, and then selecting the best idea.

This persuasive letter project will be due Monday, March 5.

Here are some helpful resources:

Math: We worked on multiplication skills in MobyMax Math. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We reviewed the water cycle today and wrote notes in our minibooks.

Social Studies: We started to learn that our economy is called a market economy. We’ll learn more about what a market economy is next time.

Character Strength: We are learning about love again this week.

Notes:

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.

The time is right

The Secret to a Well-Behaved Child: Regular Bedtime

Young children who don’t have a regular bedtime behave worse than kids who go to sleep at the same time each night, a new study suggests.

British researchers found that both mothers and teachers rated 7-year-olds who had inconsistent bedtimes as being more hyperactive than their better-rested peers, and as having more social, emotional and conduct problems.

The results also revealed that behavior grew worse the more years a child spent without a firm bedtime. But the good news is that children’s behavior noticeably improved when they switched to a scheduled bedtime.

The study also linked having an earlier bedtime to better behavior. If you’re looking for a strategy to try at home to address behavior, a consistent or earlier bedtime might be worth considering.

Read the rest of the article here.

Originally posted 2013-10-14 07:18:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter