October 19th, 2006
I was at a training for Science Inquiry in the afternoon on October 18, so I’ve included those activities in today’s post.
Spelling: None due to the MEAP Math test. We will resume with spelling tomorrow, and should have a test late next week or early the following week. Students are continuing to work on the Unit 2 spelling packet 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. 24-26 were made available this week and are due on Friday.
Writing: Students had a prewriting conference with a partner, using the Checklist for Good Writers, and began prewriting for their next piece of writing due on November 3; this will be the final writing grade of the marking period.
Math: Students worked on creating different mathematical expressions for the same number. Homework is to finish Journal pp. 29-30; box four on p. 30 is optional.
Science: Students took a math test over magnets on Wednesday, and today we reviewed the posters we made at the beginning of the unit, adding information we learned. Next stop: electricity!
Social Studies: Over the past two days, we learned that the Southwest is famous for:
- coastal plains in Texas
- being near the Mexican border and all the accompanying cultural influences
- Yellows: two magnets yesterday, seven today
- Oranges: no magnets
- 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.
- 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.