September 19th, 2006
Spelling: None today.
Cursive: Students received a double-sided cursive page, which is due on Friday.
Reading: Today we reviewed different genres of books: historical fiction, realistic fiction, fantasy, informational, and mystery/action. We looked at the characteristics of each genre, and how our class library is organized.
Writing: Students were asked to use all the writing “tricks” we have learned to write a piece to the prompt of “believing in yourself.” They planned today and started the piece, and it will be finished on Thursday. This piece will be turned in for the first writing grade of the marking period.
Math: We continued our opening review of math concepts by playing a game to work on multiplication, division and fractions today.
Science: We reviewed yesterday’s experiment about magnets, and students used pens to improve their answers. The papers were collected for a grade.
Social Studies: Students began reading pp. 88-93 about coal, and continued to work on their “Fact or Fiction” quiz. Homework is to finish reading about coal, and complete the Fact or Fiction quiz, including writing two sentences at the bottom of the page.
- Yellows: 7 magnets
- Oranges: 3 magnet
- Reds: none
Ask your student what kind of choices they made.
- We are looking for donations of paper grocery bags, one for each student, and cardboard tubes (toilet tissue, paper towel, wrapping paper) for class projects. The tubes can be sent in any time during the year; this project will be on-going. Thanks for any help you can give!
- A few students still need poly envelopes (I have them for $0.50 each) to store math and science work. 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.
- Our Room 130 Pride board is about half full. Some students have yet to bring in three “objects” that show who they are, and that can be put on display for all to see. We are looking for things like 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.