September 28th, 2006
Spelling: Today we took a spelling and skill test. Students should be bringing home a Words to Learn list on Monday.
Cursive: Cursive worksheets pp. 14-17 are due tomorrow.
Reading: Today we read Esperanza Rising and practiced writing open-ended questions to ask our groups.
Writing: Students added items to their Authority List, items that they know about and are experts in.
Math: We reviewed parallel lines, quadrangles, and naming rays, lines and line segments.
Science: We reviewed our experiment, “Pulling Through” and found out that a magnet’s force can go through different materials.
Social Studies: We started an activity today called SQ3R–Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review. We started by surveying pp. 152-155 and writing questions for each subtitle. Homework is to finish the WordSort, including the “brains on parade” section at the bottom instructing students to write what they learned about one of their word groupings. This was homework last night and students are getting one extra night to finish.
- Yellows: five magnets
- Oranges: one magnet
- 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.