May 19th, 2006
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Reading: We used Literature Circles time to continue to work on the Social Studies and Science Essential Skills tests. We also read our Time for Kids.
Technology: Today we began to make digital yearbooks using PowerPoint. Students inserted pictures and wrote captions to create digital pages.
If you do not have Microsoft Office and PowerPoint at home, download the free OpenOffice. OpenOffice is an open-source (free) office software suite that is very similar to Microsoft Office. It will open MS Office documents, and looks similar. Students can use the program, Impress, to make PowerPoint presentations. Also included is a word processor, a drawing program, a spreadsheet and a database program.
Spelling: None due to the Essential Skills tests.
The Level Four Core Word list is an option for continued practice.
Math: Today students participated in Math Skills. We also learned how to determine a fraction of a number, such as 1/3 of 12 or 2/5 of 10. Homework is to complete math journal pp. 193-195.
Health: We discussed how, when and where students would be influenced to use drugs in a healthy and legal way, or in an unhealthy and illegal way. We also made a web to illustrate how drugs can be healthy (medicine), legal, unhealthy and illegal.