October 5th, 2006
***I had a meeting today. A guest teacher completed these plans.***
Spelling: Today students reviewed homographs–words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently (read, wind, use). 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 tomorrow.
Reading: Today students continued to practice the “Passage Picker” job after reading Esperanza Rising.
Writing: Students continued prewriting and should now be drafting for a piece of writing due next Friday. 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.
Math: Students learned the three rules for being a polygon: must have straight lines, must not intersect, must have no gaps or open spaces. Homework is to complete the “Geometric Designs” puzzle page 31.
Science: Students finished reading the first investigation about magnets, iron and steel, and the poles of a magnet. Homework is to complete the Investigation Review worksheet, p. 81.
Social Studies: Students worked on a “Regions of the US” map, coloring the regions and creating a key. This is homework if not finished in class.
- Yellows: three magnets
- Oranges: two magnets
- 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.