Class activities for Thursday, April 19

Spelling: We learned again that some sounds are spelled in more than one way.

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

Reading: None due to a glitch in our internet today.

Writing: We talked about writing facts using our own words, and to have enough information on each slide. 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 on April 27. Homework is to work on writing for 15 minutes; the goal is to make at least one slide each day.

Places students can find information:

Math: We learned about prime and composite numbers today and practiced this skill at Khan Academy. Ways to make this easier:

  • Numbers ending in 0, 5, or even numbers are never prime
  • Numbers made of repeating digits are never prime (e.g., 22, 33, 44, 55)
  • Numbers that are answers to multiplication facts are never prime

Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We tested how the force of a magnet changes as distance grows. Homework is to finish the Breaking the Force experiment started in class.

Social Studies: We learned about how America is a part of the global economy. We trade for good from other countries, but sometimes other countries compete with our businesses causing a loss of jobs.

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.

Class activities for Wednesday, April 18

Spelling: We learned that some sounds are spelled in more than one way.

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

Reading: Today was a reading skills and AR practice day using MobyMax.

Writing: We talked about ordering facts in a 2-3-1 order on a slide. That means to save the best fact for last and to start with the second most interesting fact so that that reader is still interested. 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 on April 27. Homework is to work on writing for 15 minutes; the goal is to make at least one slide each day.

Places students can find information:

Math: We learned about multiples today and worked on this skill at Khan Academy. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: None today.

Social Studies: We learned about specialization and division of labor today, which is how assembly lines can create so many products.

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.

Class activities for Tuesday, April 17

Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: We read a tall tale about pioneers moving from Iowa to Oregon.

Writing: Students worked on making slides for their I-Search presentation. Students will be sharing their research as a digital presentation during our I-Search Conference on April 27. Homework is to work on writing for 15 minutes; the goal is to make at least one slide each day.

Places students can find information:

Math: We learned about factors and factor pairs today and worked on this skill at Khan Academy. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: Students completed a MiniQuiz about conductors and insulators today.

Social Studies: We finished learning about incentives today. We’ll have a MiniQuiz about this soon.

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.

Class activities for Monday, April 16

Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: We read a tall tale today about the American west.

Writing: Students created Google Slide presentations and started making slides for their I-Search presentation. Students will be sharing their research as a digital presentation during our I-Search Conference on April 27. Homework is to work on writing for 15 minutes.

Places students can find information:

Math: We worked on standard division with remainders again today at Khan Academy. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We completed a district science experiment about electrical conductors and insulators, then reviewed what we learned last week about magnetic metals.

Social Studies: Students completed a MiniQuiz about supply, demand, and price, and then we learned about positive and negative incentives.

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.

Wise parents don’t rescue kids from their mistakes

When children get themselves in a bind, whether it’s forgotten homework, a lost permission slip, a left-behind lunch, or something more serious, parents usually have a strong urge to solve the problem for their child. The parent swoops in to save the day, and the problem is gone. But the child just learned that my parent will solve my problems for me, and that problems aren’t really that uncomfortable. They missed a chance to learn that actions have consequences.

Self-confidence, responsibility, character, and resiliency all find their foundation in the same place. They grow out of the opportunities children create when they make poor decisions and are faced with the consequences that follow.

Wise parents over-ride their own natural tendencies to rescue or to tell kids how to deal with these opportunities. If they don’t, the opportunities are lost. Over a period of time, youngsters start to believe that others are smarter and more capable than they are.

Jake called his dad from college to say that his car had been towed. He tried to explain that it wasn’t his fault because the parking sign was not easy to see.

Dad replied, “Oh, that is sad. What do you think you are going to do?”

“Well, Dad, I was thinking you need to send me $200 so I can get the car out of the impound lot.”

Wise parents don’t rescue kids from their mistakes

Keep reading to find out how Dad responded.

Originally posted 2015-11-11 10:23:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter