For every minute you are angry…

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Originally posted 2016-06-18 07:02:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Class activities for Friday, December 14

Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: Students read a monologue from a play to the class, reading with good speed, tone, accuracy, and volume.

Writing: We talked again about using a recurring or repeating detail in writing. This especially works when ending with a recurring so that the ending is circular.  

Students also worked on publishing today. A narrative story (personal or fiction) is due Sunday, December 16. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Your student should have their draft finished and be editing by now for spelling, capitals, periods, and sentence sense.  

Math: Students continued to work on a STAR Math test today. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: None today.

Social Studies: None today due to student’s reading their monologues to the class.

Character Strength: We are learning about humility and modesty this week. 

Notes:

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

Class activities for Thursday, December 13

Spelling: We practiced using apostrophes to show ownership: Jason’s pencil. Jessica’s cat. 

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

Reading: Students read a play to practice reading with fluency, including reading with good speed, tone, accuracy, and volume.

Writing: We talked more about using a recurring or repeating detail in writing. This especially works when ending with a recurring so that the ending is circular.  

Students also worked on publishing today. A narrative story (personal or fiction) is due Sunday, December 16. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Your student should have their draft finished and be editing by now for spelling, capitals, periods, and sentence sense.  

Math: Students took a STAR Math test today. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We continued to comment on a partner’s science arguments. Then students looked at the comments and worked to revise their agument to make it stronger.  

Social Studies: We read about English settlements, including the lost colony of Roanoke. 

Character Strength: We are learning about humility and modesty this week. 

Notes:

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

Class activities for Wednesday, December 12

Spelling: We practiced writing contractions (I’ll, she’s) and also practiced there/their/they’re homophones. 

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

Reading: Students completed a STAR Reading test today. Below is our reading progress over the last two years. We’ve had a slower start this year, but we’ve been talking a lot about reading at home every night to keep improving.

Writing: We talked more about using fresh language in writing. One way is to use the built-in dictionary in Google Docs to look up synonyms for common words.  

Students also worked on editing conferences today. A narrative story (personal or fiction) is due Sunday, December 16. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Your student should have their draft and be editing by now for spelling, capitals, periods, and sentence sense.  

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

Science: We commented on partner’s science arguments that were written previously. 

Social Studies: Not much today due to holiday shopping.

Character Strength: We are learning about humility and modesty this week. 

Notes:

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

Class activities for Tuesday, December 11

Spelling: We practiced writing contractions (I’ll, she’s).  

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

Reading: None today due to a survey about school safety.  

Writing: We reviewed the idea that writing should stick to one verb tense, either past or present. We also talked about using fresh language in writing, which is writing in new, surprising, or different ways, not just plain, same-old writing.  

Students also worked on editing today. A narrative story (personal or fiction) is due Sunday, December 16. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Your student should have their draft and revising done by now and reading to edit for corrections. 

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

Science: None today.

Social Studies: Students worked on a digital review and quiz about Spanish settlements. Students also reviewed Habit 1 of Leader in Me: Be Proactive. Students can only control themselves, not others, and they can always make a responsible choice.   

Character Strength: We are learning about humility and modesty this week. 

Notes:

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