Class activities for Wednesday, April 25

Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: None today due to extra time with writing.

Writing: Students worked on revising conferences today and worked on revising slides for their I-Search presentation. Students will be sharing their research as a digital presentation during our I-Search Conference (here’s the schedule) on April 27 from 10:20-11:30; family members are invited!. Homework is to work on revising slides tonight. At least seven slides should be finished at this point.

Math: We practiced ordering fractions today. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: Students worked on an electricity and magnetism test today.

Social Studies: None today.

Character Strength: This week’s strength is appreciation of beauty and excellence.

Notes:

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

Class activities for Tuesday, April 24

Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: We read a biography about Ben Franklin and learned how he invented so many useful things that solved problems in his day.

Writing: Students continued work on making slides for their I-Search presentation. Students will be sharing their research as a digital presentation during our I-Search Conference (here’s the schedule) on April 27 from 10:20-11:30. Homework is to work on revising slides tonight. At least seven slides should be finished at this point.

Math: We practiced comparing fractions today using picture models and numbers. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We wrote notes about our recent experiments today. There will be an electricity and magnetism test tomorrow.

Social Studies: None today.

Character Strength: This week’s strength is appreciation of beauty and excellence.

Notes:

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

Class activities for Monday, April 23

Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: We read a biography about a chemist that invented Kevlar.

Writing: Students continued work on making slides for their I-Search presentation. Students will be sharing their research as a digital presentation during our I-Search Conference (here’s the schedule) on April 27 from 10:20-11:30. Homework is to finish drafting slides tonight, with a minimum of seven slides.

Math: We practiced using number lines to make equivalent fractions. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We made electromagnets today and learned how to increase the magnetic force of the magnet. Homework is to finish the Winding Electromagnets experiment if not done in class.

Social Studies: We learned about private and public goods today.

Character Strength: This week’s strength is appreciation of beauty and excellence.

Notes:

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

Logical consequences are a good teacher

A story was told of a parent that called a national radio show about her son. He had apparently been skipping class and was past the point of a mandatory failing grade, but had used a deception to skirt the rules. When the parent found out, she called to seek advice about how to help her son avoid failing.

Parents are often tempted to look for ways that minimize the pain their children experience, even when that pain was caused by their child’s poor choice. But separating a consequence from an action is not the best way to show love to a child. Minimizing that pain now makes it more likely that the child will experience increased pain in the future as he repeats the same mistake over and over. A wise parent lets their child experience the logical consequences of their choices, and then shows them love through the situation. Said another way, a wise parent “can either stand between his [child’s] bad decision and the consequences, or she can stand beside him, supporting him as he learns from it. She can’t do both.”

Here’s a better response to the class skipper:

“What a sad situation, Toby. How do you want to confess? Do you want to do it in person, in writing, or would you rather have me help you by going with you to the principal’s office? I bet you might like a hug right now. I know that I do.”

Letting a child learn from their mistakes before the consequences become serious is the most loving way parents can handle the problems their children cause.

Read more about this here.

Originally posted 2016-10-18 13:45:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Class activities for Friday, April 20

Spelling: We learned about common spelling patterns for the /j/ sound: j, ge, gi, gy, dge.

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

Reading: We practiced reading aloud with speed, tone, accuracy, and volume.

Writing: Students continued work on making slides for their I-Search presentation. Students will be sharing their research as a digital presentation during our I-Search Conference (here’s the schedule) on April 27 from 10:20-11:30. Homework is to work on writing for 15 minutes and to hopefully finish a draft of all slides.

Math: We learned about making equivalent fractions using picture models, number lines, and by multiplying or dividing. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: Students used magnets, iron filings, a compass, and magnetic objects to find hidden magnets in a box. Homework is to finish the Detecting Magnets experiment if not finished in class.

Social Studies: We learned about how economies can change with technology, changes in natural resources, or changes in competition. Those can be positive or negative changes.

Character Strength: This week’s strength is love of learning.

Notes:

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