November 2nd, 2006
***A guest teacher was with us yesterday, so those activities are included in this post.***
Spelling: Yesterday was a preview of some upcoming spelling words. Today we learned common spelling patterns for the long /e/ sound (ee, ea, y, e). A review spelling quiz will be tomorrow and will consist of 10 words from the first two spelling tests that the class has struggled with.
Cursive: Cursive worksheets pp. 30-32 were made available this week and are due on Friday. There will also be a cursive quiz on Friday.
Reading: For the past two days, students have been working on a project to share their Literature Circles book with the class. Students will present their projects on Tuesday.
Writing: Yesterday and today were work days in Writer’s Workshop. A piece of writing is due tomorrow, November 3.
Math: Students were introduced to the partial sums method of addition yesterday, and they practiced it today. The SRB has more information on this method of addition. Homework for yesterday was journal p. 39; today’s was pp. 40-41.
Science: Yesterday, students used one battery, wire and bulb to create a circuit and make the bulb light. Today, students tested different arrangements of materials to determine which ones were electrical circuits.
Social Studies: Yesterday, students played Regions Scatergories by naming as many things about a given region as they could, then comparing their list with that of other students, and getting points for each unique item. Today, we reviewed for the Regions Test coming up on Monday.
- 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.
- 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!