Class activities for Monday, September 25

Spelling: None today due to extra time with cursive. Look for a spelling test coming on Thursday (changed from Wednesday), and a skill test over short and long vowel sounds. The current spelling worksheets will be due at the time of the test.

Cursive: Students received cursive pp. 14-17, due this Friday. We reviewed today the basic cursive strokes: undercurves, overcurves, downcurves, and slants.

Reading: Today I introduced Literature Circles. Students received an overview of the four jobs of Literature Circles: developing questions, creating connections, visualizing and selecting passages. We practiced illustrating and visualizing. Today was also WEB.

Math: We reviewed lines, line segments and rays. Homework is to complete Math Boxes 1.2.  

Science: We graded the “A Magnet’s Ends” experiment.

Social Studies: We made a Regions mini-book that we will use to collect notes about the regions of the US. Homework is to finish decorating the cover of the mini-book.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellows: 5 magnets
  • Oranges: none
  • Reds: none

Ask your student what kind of choices they made.


  • We are looking for donations of 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! 
  • There is still some space left on our Room 130 Pride board.  Let’s fill that thing up! If your student hasn’t yet brought in three unique “objects” about themselves, then please send them so that they 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.

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