October 6th, 2006
Spelling: None today due to completing a cursive quiz.
Cursive: Cursive worksheets pp. 18-20 were reviewed, and students completed a cursive quiz.
Reading: We read Esperanza Rising and completed a reading test.
Writing: We talked today about how good writers include dialogue in their pieces so that the reader knows what the characters say to each other, and we also discussed focusing a piece of writing on just the best, most important, most interesting parts.
Students continued to work on their piece of writing, which is 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 on Monday.
Math: Students completed a MiniQuiz about naming and drawing rays, lines, line segments and angles. We also had Math Skills.
Science Inquiry: We continued to talk about testable questions, which we will use to create experiments and make discoveries this year.
Social Studies: None today, although the reading test was about the Iroquois Confederacy, one of our recent topics.
Homework Leftovers: Students may have leftover science, math or social studies homework from Thursday. These will be due on Monday. Look below at the post for Thursday to see that information.
- Yellows: two magnets
- Oranges: one magnet
- Reds: none
Ask your student what kind of choices they made.
- MEAP testing starts the week of October 9 for English Language Arts, and October 16 for Math. A good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast will be a great start to those testing days (something you all are already doing!).
- Box Tops Contest in progress! It ends on October 20.
- 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.