Class activities for Wednesday, December 13

Spelling: Today we learned that the same spelling patterns can make different sounds, such as the ea in deaf and read. Students are working on the unit 5 spelling worksheets. Visit the spelling page to download a copy.

Cursive: Cursive worksheets pp. 48-50 are available and due on Friday.

Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles. We also had library during which Mrs. Tritten read a book about German and English soldiers during World War I who stopped fighting on Christmas Eve to celebrate Christmas, even singing Stille Nacht (Silent Night).

Writing: Today was a work day in Writer’s Workshop. Students should be nearing revising at this time. The next piece of writing, some type of narrative (personal or fiction), is due December 22.

Math: We reviewed using parentheses in number sentences, and then learned about algebra and open sentences (10 + t = 15; t = 5). Homework is to finish journal pp. 71-72.

Science: None today due to art.

Social Studies: Students made new minibooks for Michigan’s land, water and regions, then wrote in notes about Michigan’s land, water and resources. We also discussed the concepts of weather and climate.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellows: 5 magnets
  • Oranges: 1 magnets
  • Reds: 0 magnets

Ask your student what kind of choices they made.

Notes:

  • Juice Volunteers for Friday, December 8: Kori and Abbey. Click here for a full list of juice volunteers.
  • Grand Blanc Lanes field trip coming soon! Click here for details.
  • We are looking for donations of medium and short cardboard tubes (have plenty of short ones, thanks!) for class projects. The tubes can be sent in any time during the year; this project will be on-going. Thanks for any help you can give!

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