June 7th, 2006
Technology: Today we took a STAR reading test and finished working on our PowerPoint yearbooks. Students will be provided with a CD of class projects and pictures so they can continue to work on their digital yearbook this summer.
Reading: We have been working all year towards our goal of an average reading grade level of 4.9; we began the year at an average reading grade level of 3.9. Today, we reached an average reading level of 5.1, for an average growth of over one year! Great work, class!
Math: We worked on converting improper fractions into mixed numbers, and vice versa.
Social Studies: We completed an activity called “Michigan Match,” where students tried to match up a series of statements about Michigan history and place the statements into groups. Topics discussed included the War of 1812, the Erie Canal, pioneer life, the Underground Railroad, factories, automobiles, World War II, the Flint Sit-Down Strike, the Mackinaw Bridge and the Bottle Bill.
- End of the Year Pot Luck! Our class will be having a Pot Luck lunch tomorrow, June 8, starting at 1:00 pm. Students volunteered to bring a main dish, side dish, dessert, drink or utensils. Ask your student what they volunteered, and let me know if there are any adjustments that need to be made. We would love for you to come eat with us, and watch or help with our crazy games!