Class activities for Thursday, April 18

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Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: None today due to the social studies MSTEP test.

Writing: Students worked on revising their slides again.

The I-Search informational research project is due Friday, April 26. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Students should be done drafting by now, with at least seven slides.

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

Science: We read about how everything is made of matter. We also read about how atoms can combine to make different arrangments of molecules. Different molecules have different shapes, sizes, arrangements, and can have different colors, smells, textures, and other properties.

Social Studies: Today was the social studies MSTEP and we finishing reading about how new taxes angered the colonists after the French and Indian War.

Character Strength: We are learning about fairness this week.

Notes:

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

Class activities for Wednesday, April 17

Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: Today was the second part of the Language Arts MSTEP test.

Writing: Students worked on revising conferences today and then worked on revising their slides.

The I-Search informational research project is due Friday, April 26. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Students should be done drafting by now, with at least seven slides.

Math: Students worked on adding and subtracting fractions or mixed numbers today. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We investigated three food mixtures to look at their different properties: color, smell, texture, thickness. We noticed that different food mixtures have different properties.

Social Studies: We read about how new taxes angered the colonists after the French and Indian War.

Character Strength: We are learning about fairness this week.

Notes:

  • MSTEP testing will be the rest of the week. Please make sure your student charges their chromebook, eats a good breakfast, gets 9-10 hours of sleep, and arrives at school on time for our morning testing.
  • One way to get your student ready for middle school is to have them do a Daily Homework Time of 15 minutes of math and writing every day.
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.
  • 5th Grade Camp is May 23-24. Find more information here.

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

Class activities for Tuesday, April 16

Spelling: We learned common spelling patterns for the /oi/ sound: oi and oy.

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

Reading: Today was the Language Arts MSTEP test.

Writing: We talked about giving examples to make facts more personal. This could be done by talking about a specific player, a specific animal, or imagining a person on the Titanic.

Students continued to work on adding facts and images to another slide today and should have five information slides completed by now. The I-Search informational research project is due Friday, April 26. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Students should be done drafting tonight.

Math: We worked on adding and subtracting mixed numbers.Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We started our next topic about food science and chemistry.

Social Studies: We started our next topic about the Revolutionary War.

Character Strength: We are learning about fairness this week.

Notes:

  • MSTEP testing will be the rest of the week. Please make sure your student charges their chromebook, eats a good breakfast, gets 9-10 hours of sleep, and arrives at school on time for our morning testing.
  • One way to get your student reading for middle school is to have them do a Daily Homework Time of 15 minutes of math and writing every day.
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.
  • 5th Grade Camp is May 23-24. Find more information here.

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

Class activities for Monday, April 15

Spelling: We talked about how r following a vowel stands for a new sound, such as in horse, more, world, word.

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

Reading: We read about the French and Indian War today.

Writing: We talked about using a 2-3-1 order when ordering facts on a slide. That means to save the best fact for last, but to lead with the second best fact to interest the reader.

Students continued to work on adding facts and images to another slide today and should have at least four information slides completed by now. The I-Search informational research project is due Friday, April 26. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes.

Math: We worked on adding and subtracting fraction for a final class day. We’ll have a quiz over this soon. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: None today.

Social Studies: We watched a movie about a slave helping others escape on the underground railroad. We also learned about the French and Indian War.

Character Strength: We are learning about fairness this week.

Notes:

  • MSTEP testing picks back up for the rest of the week. Please make sure your student charges their chromebook, eats a good breakfast, gets 9-10 hours of sleep, and arrives at school on time for our morning testing.
  • One way to get your student reading for middle school is to have them do a Daily Homework Time of 15 minutes of math and writing every day.
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.
  • 5th Grade Camp is May 23-24. Find more information here.

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

Save most of your words for happy times

What’s the best way to make an otherwise effective technique backfire? It’s simple: Talk too much.

There exists a basic rule about doing discipline with kids of all ages:

The more words we use when our kids are acting up, 
the LESS effective we become.

Save most of your words for happy times.

What do you do during unhappy times? Show empathy, give choices, and let consequences do the heavy lifting. Here are more ideas.

Read the rest here.

Originally posted 2016-03-30 17:13:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter