Class activities for Tuesday, March 6

Spelling: We practiced adding the -th suffix on to number words, and found out that for words ending in y, the y is changed to an i before adding eth (fiftieth, twentieth). The unit 8 worksheets are available here.

Cursive: We have reviewed the entire alphabet, upper and lower case. From now on, the weekly cursive assignment will be to write 10 cursive sentences of 7 or more words each. This assignment will be due Friday. 

Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles. Some groups worked on inferring and visualizing as reading strategies.

Writing: We are starting a unit on persuasive writing and taking a stand on an issue. We began today making Core Democratic Value minibooks, and learned about equality. The next piece of writing, a “take a stand” persuasive writing piece, will be due on March 23.   

Math: Today students practiced the partial products method with two digit numbers (52 x 48) by solving number stories. Homework is to finish journal pp. 128-130.

Science: Today we reviewed the shadows experiment and Light Investigation Review from last week.

Social Studies: We played a game to review for the Underground Railroad test to be taken tomorrow.    

Behavior Update:

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

Ask your student what kind of choices they made.

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  • Juice Volunteers: A new volunteer list will be sent home soon.  
  • Upcoming Events: New writing piece due (March 23); Straits of Mackinaw field trip (May 11). See the class calendar for more information.
  • We are looking for donations of medium and long 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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