Category Archive for 'Daily class activities'

Class activities for Tuesday, December 12

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Spelling: None today.

Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 39-41 are available and are due Friday.

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

Writing: We talked making the beginning of a story match the main problem of the story. This is called a “waterfall lead.” If the waterfall is the problem, then a writer should start a little “upstream” of the problem, but not too far upstream so that it takes too long to reach the problem of the story.

Students also worked on editing today. Our next piece of writing is a fiction story due Monday, December 18. Your student should be editing for spelling, capitals, periods, paragraphs and other conventions by now. Homework is to work on writing for 15 minutes.

Math: We practiced multiplying multiples of 10, 100, and 1000 today in our topic about multiplicationHomework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We practiced using thermometers to measure temperature.

Social Studies: We learned about how a President can veto a bill, and Congress can override a veto. This is part of checks and balances.

Character Strength: We are learning about self-control this week.

Notes:

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

Class activities for Monday, December 11

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Spelling: None today.

Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 39-41 are available and are due Friday.

Reading: Students practiced reading a reader’s theatre script today to practice oral reading fluency.

Writing: We talked more about changing the beginning of sentences so they don’t all sound the same. One trick to do this is to rearrange the words of the sentence. Students also worked on revising conferences today by writing comments to a partner. Our next piece of writing is a fiction story due Monday, December 18. Your student should be almost done revising at this point by changing words or ideas. Homework is to work on writing for 15 minutes.

Math: We started our next topic about multiplication. We also started practicing multiplication facts today for students that haven’t started yet. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We made predictions and thought of questions about our next topic: matter and energy.

Social Studies: We started to learn about how each branch can limit the power of the other branches. This is called checks and balances.

Character Strength: We are learning about kindness this week.

Notes:

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

Class activities for Friday, December 8

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Spelling: None today.

Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 36-38 are available and were due today.

Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles. We also read some animal poetry today.

Writing: We talked more about writing complete scenes by mixing in talking, action, and visual details. We also talked about changing the beginning of sentences so they don’t all sound the same. Students continued working on revising today. Our next piece of writing is a fiction story due Monday, December 18. Your student should be revising at this point by changing words or ideas. Homework is to work on writing for 15 minutes and to finish drafting if needed.

Math: Today was our last class day to work on addition and subtraction at Khan Academy. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy if needed.

Science: We reviewed our recent district science test about space.

Social Studies: We completed a MiniQuiz today about the three branches of government.

Character Strength: We are learning about kindness this week.

Notes:

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

Class activities for Thursday, December 7

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Spelling: Today was a spelling and skill test.

Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 36-38 are available and are due Friday.

Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles.

Writing: We talked about writing complete scenes by mixing in talking, action, and visual details. Just like a taco salad is best with all the ingredients are evenly mixed in, writing is best when the story details are balanced and mixed together. Students also worked on revising today. Our next piece of writing is a fiction story due Monday, December 18. Your student should be revising at this point by changing words or ideas. Homework is to work on writing for 15 minutes.

Math: We practiced subtracting across zeroes today. Students also worked on addition and subtraction or other math skills today at Khan Academy. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: Students finished working on a district science test today.

Social Studies: We made a flipchart today to review the three branches of government, their jobs, and the people in the branches. We will have a MiniQuiz about these ideas tomorrow.

Character Strength: We are learning about kindness this week.

Notes:

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

Class activities for Wednesday, December 6

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Spelling: We reviewed common spelling patterns for the /k/ sound. This will be the skill tested on tomorrow’s spelling test.

Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 36-38 are available and are due Friday.

Reading: Today was a reading skills day using MobyMax.

Writing: Students worked on revising today. Our next piece of writing is a fiction story due Monday, December 18. Your student should be revising at this point by changing words or ideas. Homework is to work on writing for 15 minutes.

Math: Students worked on addition and subtraction or other math skills today at Khan Academy. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: None today due to the late start.

Social Studies: None today due to the late start.

Character Strength: We are learning about kindness this week.

Notes:

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