Class activities for Friday, November 16

Spelling: None today due to the half day schedule.

Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due Fridays. Today’s assignment will be due Monday.

Reading: We read some of a biography of John James Audobon.

Writing: Students worked on revising today. A fiction story is due Sunday, November 25. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Your student should be finished with their draft and revising by now.

Math: Students worked on multiplication today. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: None today due to the half day schedule.

Social Studies: We worked on a review of Spanish explorers. Homework is to finish the Key Ideas, Got It, and Quiz if not finished in class.

Character Strength: We are learning about gratitude this week. We made gratitude notebooks today with the goal of writing some things in it each day until Thanksgiving.

Notes:

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.

Class activities for Thursday, November 15

Spelling: We practiced spelling words with consonant blends, such as street, stood, and state.

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

Reading: None today due to the half day schedule.

Writing: We talked about making characters seem real using realistic dialogue. We also talked about how to write complete scenes with some talking, some action, and some visual details. Students also started revising today. A fiction story is due Sunday, November 25. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Your student should be finished with their draft and revising by now.

Math: We reviewed how to multiply numbers that end in zeroes. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: None today due to the half day schedule.

Social Studies: None today due to the half day schedule.

Character Strength: We are learning about gratitude this week.

Notes:

  • Fall conferences are November 13-16. View your conference time.
  • The pizza kit fundraiser for 5th grade camp is going on right now. Orders are due December 7.
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.

Class activities for Wednesday, November 14

Spelling: None today due to the half day schedule.

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

Reading: We used our reading time to finish reading about Spanish explorers in our social studies book.

Writing: None today due to the half day schedule. A fiction story is due Sunday, November 25. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes.

Math: None today due to the half day schedule. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We used evidence to support the claim that the cecropia trees in our project area are not healthy due to not having enough water.

Social Studies: We finished reading about how Spanish explorers searched for treasure, didn’t always find it, but did find new land for Spain.

Character Strength: We are learning about gratitude this week:

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Notes:

  • Fall conferences are November 13-16. View your conference time.
  • The pizza kit fundraiser for 5th grade camp is going on right now. Orders are due December 7.
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.

Class activities for Tuesday, November 13

Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: We visited the book fair today and also practiced reading skills using MobyMax Reading Stories.

Writing: We talked about using dialogue to make characters seem real. Students also worked on drafting today. A fiction story is due Sunday, November 25. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes.

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

Science: We read about how scientists argue when they make claims and try to prove them with evidence.

Social Studies: We read more about how Spanish explorers reached North America and started settlements.

Character Strength: We are learning about gratitude this week.

Notes:

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.

Class activities for Monday, November 12

Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: We read a biography about a scientist that wrote a field guide still used to identify plants in the eastern US.

Writing: Students worked on drafting today. A fiction story is due Sunday, November 25. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes.

Math: A few students worked on trying to finish leftover decimal subtraction skills today. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We read about how the loss of wolves in Yellowstone National Park caused elk overpopulation, which caused loss of Aspen trees due to elk browsing.

Social Studies: We had a leader lesson today about tuning in to nonverbal cues to help understand the emotions of another person.

Character Strength: We are learning about gratitude this week.

Notes:

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.