Class activities for Monday, November 20

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.

Math: Today we played mathsketball to review for the math test tomorrow. Here is a practice test and answer key. Concepts to be assessed include:

  • addition
  • subtraction
  • 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.

Behavior Update:

  • 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!

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2 Responses to “Class activities for Monday, November 20”

  1. bailey h Says:

    hi i have been busy so now that i dont have homework i can finaly get on here hi mr.howd i miss you

  2. Christian Howd Says:

    Hi Bailey!

    Glad you got all your homework done. You were always very responsible! Hope 5th grade is going great for you. I miss you, too, but I’m glad the other teachers can have good kids like you in their class!

    Talk to you later!

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