November 20th, 2006
Spelling: Students completed a spelling and skill test today. Look for a Words to Learn list tomorrow.
Cursive: Cursive worksheets pp. 39, 40, and 44 were made available today.
Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles.
Writing: None today due to technology.
- data landmarks (maximum, minimum, median, mode, range)
- bar graphs
- reading and writing large numbers (up to millions)
- The value of digits in a number (the 9 in 598 is worth 90)
Science: We completed an experiment today that involved creating a switch for an electrical circuit. Homework is to finish the analyze and conclude questions of the On or Off? experiment.
Social Studies: We created a class government, including the executive, legislative and judicial branches. The representatives wrote a bill to ban tipping back in chairs. It passed in the House by a 3-2 margin. The bill passed in the Senate 2-0. Next it went to the govenor, and he signed the bill. Police officers are now enforcing the class law, and some have already been fined a team point for breaking the law. It is rumored that some are ready to sue the state on the grounds that the law is against their rights.
- Yellows: no magnets
- Oranges: no magnets
- Reds: no magnets
Ask your student what kind of choices they made.
- Capitol Field Trip on Tuesday, November 28. Click here for more information or a permission slip.
- Juice Volunteers for Friday, December 1: Shawn and Alison. Click here for a full list of juice volunteers.
- 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!