Class activities for Wednesday, June 7

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! 

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27 Responses to “Class activities for Wednesday, June 7”

  1. Sarah and Katie Says:

    Today is the last day of skool …how cool! Now you get a new set of fourth grade students but no fourth grade class will be as good as us!! We were the bomb!! No joke well I got to go now but hope to see you tomorrow! I’ll come back up here just to see you!! Doesn’t that sound F-U-N?!?!?!?!? DON’T ANSWER THAT! well so long now!

    Sarah and Katie

  2. mariah .L. Says:

    katie you spelled school wrong.and your right mr.hoowd gets a new class but fourth grade is not fourth grade with out us!

  3. gary$A Says:

    you i miss the most! s.k

  4. gary$A Says:

    I see dead people!

  5. gary$A Says:

    you stole my lollypop! katie!

  6. Anonymous Says:


  7. bailey h Says:

    i miss school it was fun with mr.Howd

  8. gary$A Says:

    you saiad!IT

  9. mariah .L. Says:

    hows everybodys vacation going?

  10. mariah .L. Says:

    who do you want for a fith grade teacher?

  11. mariah .L. Says:

    is any body there? or are you haveing to much FUN!

  12. Mr. Howd Says:

    Hi Mariah!

    I’m here, and I’m having a lot of fun! I just went to a Tigers game today–they won 2 to 1 (go Tigers)! What have you been doing this summer?

  13. Connie - Andrews Mom Says:

    Gary – we lost your phone number Andrews Birthday is next week please call us 810-235-1996


  14. alex Says:

    I see Gary you have been on

  15. alex Says:

    you to Mariah

  16. mariah .L. Says:

    is everybody glad schools about to start again?

  17. mariah .L. Says:

    is anybody on or you to busy to talk to me?

  18. chowd Says:

    Hey Mariah, how do you like the new site? Any ideas for making it better?

  19. Andrew's MOM Says:

    Mr. Howd can you please train Andrew’s and now Matthew’s teachers this year to do your web site (lol) it’s so helpful!!!!! Have a great year – it was wonderful having you for a teacher for Andrew!!!! Matthew will be there next year!!!


  20. chowd Says:

    Hi Connie!

    Thanks for the kind comment. I definitely appreciated having you as a classroom volunteer. You made my life much easier when it came to Math Skills, field trips and parties! Thanks for volunteering so much of your time. And who knows, maybe you can volunteer to “spruce up” some of those class websites! See you around school!

  21. bailey h Says:

    i miss you mr.howd

  22. Christian Howd Says:

    Hi Bailey!

    I’ll miss you, too! But you’ll have an awesome year in 5th grade, for sure! Keep working hard like you always do, and stay curious about science! Come back and visit, and you can always write me emails or post comments on the website–you don’t have to be in my class to do that.

    Did you have a good summer? Ready for school? What do you think of the new website?

    Well, see you later,

    Mr. Howd

  23. bailey h Says:

    i hade a great summer it was fun because i got a chemistry kit.i like the website it is cool.

  24. Mr. Howd Says:

    Bailey, you got a chemistry set? Cool! You’ll have to keep me posted on the experiments that you do. Have fun in 5th grade!

    Mr. Howd

  25. bailey h Says:

    ones an experiment that wont stop bubling it keeps bubbling.

  26. Christian Howd Says:


    Have you figured out what makes it bubble? Look on the Internet to see if you can find out more about your experiment or find other chemicals that bubble!

  27. brandon06 Says:

    I love your web mr.howd!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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