March 22nd, 2006
Reading: Today was a discussion day with our magazines. We also had WEB.
Language Arts: We continued to work on test writing today. We planned our writing with a new prompt: Tell about the best day you ever spent with your family. What made is the best day?
Spelling: Students completed the Unit 10 spelling and skill test.
Math: We used the peer practice strategy to work on multiplying with the partial products method. Homework is to complete 6 partial products multiplication problems, check with a calculator, and then have a parent sign.
Science: We reviewed the concept of volume, then watched a video clip to learn two new concepts: sound source and sound receiver. We also introduced pitch.
Social Studies: We finished up learning about the first people of Michigan: the Paleo-Indians, the Old Copper People and the Mound Builders (the Hopewell). Homework is to complete the review questions on p. 65.
Notes: The Read-a-thon is this Friday. Please bring all donations on Friday.