October 4th, 2006
Spelling: Today we learned the common spelling patterns for the long /i/ sound. Students will receive the next spelling packet by the end of the week, or it can be downloaded by clicking here.
Cursive: Cursive worksheets pp. 18-20 were made available this week and are due Friday.
Reading: Today we practiced the “Passage Picker” job after reading Esperanza Rising. This job involves selecting a few passages, reading the passages to the group, and discussing the reasons for picking the passage.
Writing: Students continued prewriting for their current piece of writing, and some have begun their rough draft. Students also have the continuing homework assignment to decorate their manila portfolio with pictures, magazine clippings, drawings, or anything else that is flat and can be laminated. The entire portoflio will be laminated next week, so students can work on it this week. A piece of writing will be due next Friday, October 13.
Math: We used geoboards and rubberbands to create four, five, six and eight-sided figures. We also sang a song to learn the names of the various figures. The lyrics are below; click here for the music.
The Twelve Polygons of Math Class
On the ______ day of math class my teacher gave to me
One segment of a line from here to here
Two parallel lines
Homework is to complete Math Boxes 1.5.
Science: None today due to art.
Social Studies: We debated the question, “Is it ok to fight others?” by learning about the Iroquios Confederacy and the American Revolution.
- Yellows: one magnet
- Oranges: one magnet
- Reds: none
Ask your student what kind of choices they made.
- Spirit Week is this week. Click here for a calendar of theme days.
- 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.