October 11th, 2006
Spelling: None today due to the MEAP test. Students received the Unit 2 spelling packet today, which will be due at the time of the next spelling test. The worksheets can also be downloaded by clicking here.
Cursive: Cursive worksheets pp. 21-23 were made available this week and are due Friday.
Reading: Today we continued the MEAP English Language Arts test. Students read two selections and answered corresponding questions.
Writing: None today due to the MEAP test. A piece of writing is due this Friday, October 13. Many, but not all, students have turned in their portfolios and they were laminated. Ask your student if they turned in theirs. If not, the next chance for students to get their portfolio laminated is Thursday.
Math: We started an experiment to identified the number of straight edges, faces and vertices for various three-dimensional figures.
Science: We reviewed the science experiment from yesterday and learned that the earth is a magnet and a compass points in a north-south direction.
Social Studies: We learned that the Midwest is known for producing iron, steel and automobiles. Homework is to finish a worksheet called, “Three-in-a-Row“, using what they learned in class and look up in their book. Click here for the worksheet.
- Yellows: six magnets
- Oranges: one magnet
- Reds: none
Ask your student what kind of choices they made.
- Appointments are now being made for fall conferences, November 14-16. A sign-up sheet is located at the office windows.
- MEAP testing has begun this week for English Language Arts, and will start 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.