November 8th, 2006
Spelling: Today we reviewed the “Fix It” page of the Unit 3 spelling worksheets. We also learned about how a new sound is created when an h is added to c, t, w, p, and s. These letter combinations are called digraphs.
Cursive: Cursive worksheets pp. 33-35 were made available this week and are due on Friday.
Reading: Today three groups presented their Literature Circles projects. The remaining two groups will present tomorrow.
Writing: Students started prewriting for their next piece of writing due December 1.
Math: Students each chose a question to ask, surveyed the class, created a tally chart, and started a bar graph on graph paper. Homework is complete a rough draft of the bar graph tonight.
Science: We reviewed the Repair Manual worksheet and disected a light bulb. We learned that that glass globe prevents oxygen from entering the circuit and allowing the filament to heat up excessively. At a higher temperature, the filament burns brightly but then melts, and the light stays lit for only a few seconds.
Social Studies: Students received new Michigan books and made government mini-books. Homework is to decorate the cover of their mini-books.
- Yellows: no magnets
- Oranges: no magnets
- Reds: no magnets
Ask your student what kind of choices they made.
- Juice Volunteers for Friday, November 10: McKenna and Noah. Click here for a full list of juice volunteers.
- 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!