Class activities for Friday, October 18

Spelling: None today. We used this time to work on our leadership notebooks.

Cursive: Cursive pp. 16-18 are available and were due today.

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

Writing: Today was a drafting work day.

A “fictionalized” personal narrative is due Sunday, November 3. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Your student should be finished with prewriting and should have about 20 lines typed by Sunday, if they don’t have that much already.

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

Science: We wrote some scientific arguments that used rocks and fossils to explain different past environments of two rock layers.

Social Studies: Today was a leader lesson about taking initiative and doing things without being asked. It’s one way to be proactive.

Character Strength: We are learning about integrity this week.

Notes:

  • Fun Run Fundraiser donations are due this Monday, October 21. Learn more or donate online.
  • Have you started a Daily Homework Time with your student? If homework causes tears or battles, or if you have had to deal with missing assignments or low grades, read more about Daily Homework Time and start one with your student. It will help!
  • 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 5th grade.

Class activities for Thursday, October 17

Spelling: Students completed a spelling test today.

Cursive: Cursive pp. 16-18 are available and are due Friday.

Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles.

Writing: We talked more about adding action details for the plot, talking for characters, and visual details for the setting. Each of these details should be repeatedly included throughout writing, over and over.

Students also started drafting today.

A “fictionalized” personal narrative is due Sunday, November 3. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Your student should be finished with prewriting and should have their draft started, with 10 lines typed by tonight.

Math: We practiced multi-digit addition today. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We labeled a map and used evidence from rocks and fossils to write a scientific argument about if our study area, Desert Rocks National Park, used to be underwater in the past.

Social Studies: We finished writing notes in our minibooks about important ideas we have learned about government so far.

Character Strength: We are learning about integrity this week.

Notes:

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

Class activities for Wednesday, October 16

Spelling: Students completed a skill test about long and short vowels today.

Cursive: Cursive pp. 16-18 are available and are due Friday.

Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles. Students read adn wrote notes about their thinking.

Writing: We talked more about how the main ingredients of a story are the people, places, and the plot. Students also worked on prewriting places and characters today. Finally, students completed prewriting conferences where they commented on a partner’s prewriting.

A “fictionalized” personal narrative is due Sunday, November 3. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Your student should be finished with prewriting a list of ideas by tonight.

Math: None today. We used this time to talk about how the movie, Gremlins, can teach us to be proactive. In the movie, Billy lets his problems grow from one, to six, to hundreds, affecting him, then his family, then everyone around him!

Gremlins aren’t real, but problems are. Students that learn to solve their problems (missing work, breaking our class agreement, not following school rules, etc.) while they are still small won’t let their problems grow and grow, causing unpleasant consequences. This is a great lesson to learn in 4th and 5th grade before the consequences get bigger in middle school.

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

Science: We used a simulation to learn that different rocks usually form in different environments. Rocks and fossils can help us infer what a past environment might have been like in the past.

Homework is to finish any unfinished notes from last week and this week; science notebooks will be graded soon.

Social Studies: Students used a Google Drawing to sort federal, state, and shared powers. We also wrote notes in a minibook about important government ideas we have learned this year.

Character Strength: We are learning about integrity this week.

Notes:

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

Class activities for Tuesday, October 15

Spelling: We practiced writing words with long and short vowel sounds. This will be the skill tested on tomorrow’s spelling test.

Cursive: Cursive pp. 16-18 are available and were due today.

Reading: We read an article about how even kids can help people in need and about some businesses that donated shoes and eyeglasses to kids in other countries.

Writing: We talked about how the main ingredients of a story are the people, places, and the plot. Those things can be used to prewrite a story by listing the characters, the places of the story, and the plot that happens in the beginning, middle, and ending.

Students continued to work on prewriting.

A “fictionalized” personal narrative is due Sunday, November 3. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Your student should be prewriting a list of ideas at this point.

Math: We practiced rounding word problems today. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We read and wrote notes about different types of sedimentary rocks and learned that different rocks contain different size pieces, were formed in different speeds of water, and were formed in different environments. The rocks give clues to the past. Homework is to finish p. 32 if not finished in class.

Social Studies: We finished reading about state and federal powers and wrote notes about the powers of different levels. Homework is to finish the How Does Government Affect Me page if not finished in class.

Character Strength: We are learning about integrity this week.

Notes:

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

Don’t let your problems multiply!

In the movie, Gremlins, Billy gets an interesting pet from his father with some specific rules. One of them is, “never get him wet.” Later Billy gets careless and his one pet Mogwai turns into six! And everyone who’s seen the movie knows how that turns out. If Billy only had solved his problem when it was small. He could have kept water far away. He could have told his dad about his screw up and got some help with all the extra pets. But instead, he tried to ignore the problem and pretend nothing had happened. Later, his one problem turns into 50 crazy Gremlins destroying his town!

Even though we won’t be fighting Gremlins anytime soon, our regular problems act the same way. We either solve our problems when they are small, or they will multiply! Turn in a library book on time, or pay a fine. Follow the speed limit, or pay a ticket. Get to work on time, or get docked some pay. Turn in your cursive on time, or use your recess to finish. Sometimes students have to learn this lesson the hard way as they ignore or miss a limit and have to pay a consequence. Eventually they will learn to be proactive and get after their problems before their problems get after them!

Gremlins (2/6) Movie CLIP – Multiplying Mogwai (1984) HD

Gremlins movie clips: http://j.mp/1COyNlk BUY THE MOVIE: http://bit.ly/2cenLE2 Don’t miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/1u2y6pr CLIP DESCRIPTION: Billy (Zach Galligan) and Pete (Corey Feldman) watch as a wet Gizmo spawns five more creatures. FILM DESCRIPTION: “Don’t expose him to bright light. Don’t ever get him wet. And don’t ever, ever feed him after midnight.”

Originally posted 2018-10-01 17:29:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter