April 26th, 2006
Reading: Today we watched an online movie of Esai Morales reading “Private I Guana”. We were looking at what good readers do when they read to an audience (read with expression, vary the speed, volume and pitch of their voice, practice reading the words). At library, students selected a picture book to read to students at Anderson Elementary. It will help students to practice reading their books to an adult at home.
Language Arts: We continued to review the meanings of Core Democratic Values (CDVs) and journal our ideas.
Spelling: Today, students used letter cards to make words with the /s/ sound spelled as “ce”, “ci” or “cy”.
The Level Four Core Word list is an option for continued practice.
Math: We graded the math homework from last night and then took a mini-quiz over division. Homework is to complete a division worksheet that was passed out in class. The answers are on the back of the sheet for students to check their work.
Science: Students made a self-contained ecosystem containing a worm and a plant as part of a presentation by ForMar Nature Preserve. We also discussed food chains and food webs.
Social Studies: None due to the science activity.
- HELP WANTED: Mr. Keilitz is looking for parents willing to help with Field Day, which is at the end of May. If you are willing to help, please fill out the form here. Thanks!
- Mackinaw Fundraising Update: our class has raised $2,078, which is 77% of our goal. We have $622 remaining to reach our goal of $2,700. Visit our Straits of Mackinaw field trip page for the latest updates.
- Interested in going to Mackinaw? We have only two more chaperone spots available for the trip. Fill out the form here if you would like to go.
- McGrath Family Cookbooks are now on sale. Copies can be purchased for $10 and all proceeds go towards our Mackinaw trip. Checks are payable to McGrath.