Class activities for Thursday, September 14

Spelling: Students corrected words they missed on yesterday’s spelling pretest, and made a list of corrected words. Look for this Words to Learn list of corrected words. It is your students “spelling list” for the next spelling test. Your student also brought home a list of the Level Four Core Words. These 500 words include all the words that might appear on spelling tests this year. View the spelling words for this year, and well as the first spelling practice worksheets, on the Spelling page.

Cursive: None today. We will start reviewing cursive letters next week.

Reading: Today, we learned that tests often use strange wording for questions and directions. The trick we learned was to read the question and try to put it in “your own words.”

Writing: We learned to stay focused on the topic, and to select different moments of the story to be in the beginning, middle and end of the piece. Students started making beginning, middle, and end planning charts, and will use them in the future to write a story.

Math: We played “Battle Peeps” to review more math problems. You’ll just have to ask your student what our game involved!

Science: Students showed their magnet posters to the class, and we came up with ideas for experiments we could try with magnets.

Social Studies: We finished reading about the Mississippi River, wetlands, and rivers in the southeast, pp. 71-77. Homework is for students to complete the Southeast WordSplash worksheetClick here to open or download the PDF file, including revising their preview sentence, and writing three new sentences in the bottom section. Each sentence should include at least two of the wordbank words. The sentences and the worksheet will be due on Monday.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellows: 8 magnets
  • Oranges: 2 magnets 
  • Reds: none

Today was not our best day. Ask your student what kind of choices they made.


  • Don’t forget these suppies students will need: dry erase markers and three poly envelopes (I have them for $0.50 each), and a mug for our “paper and coffee” Fridays. See the schools supplies page for more information.
  • Students are welcome to bring to or keep at school a water bottle, to keep from having to ask frequently to go get a drink.
  • Help! Our Room 130 Pride board is looking a little sparse! Your student can help by bringing in three “objects” that show who they are, and that can be put on display for all to see. These could be photos, postcards, papers, medals, or little trickets that can be put in bags and hung on the board. The only limitation is size, and being able to be attached somehow to a bulletin board. These objects can remain with us the whole year, or rotated out whenever the student wants.
  • Don’t forget to return the Emergency Data Cards (still missing 3) and Student AUP form (still missing 3) sent home last week’s eagle folder!

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