December 13th, 2006
Spelling: Today we learned that the same spelling patterns can make different sounds, such as the ea in deaf and read. Students are working on the unit 5 spelling worksheets. Visit the spelling page to download a copy.
Cursive: Cursive worksheets pp. 48-50 are available and due on Friday.
Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles. We also had library during which Mrs. Tritten read a book about German and English soldiers during World War I who stopped fighting on Christmas Eve to celebrate Christmas, even singing Stille Nacht (Silent Night).
Writing: Today was a work day in Writer’s Workshop. Students should be nearing revising at this time. The next piece of writing, some type of narrative (personal or fiction), is due December 22.
Math: We reviewed using parentheses in number sentences, and then learned about algebra and open sentences (10 + t = 15; t = 5). Homework is to finish journal pp. 71-72.
Science: None today due to art.
Social Studies: Students made new minibooks for Michigan’s land, water and regions, then wrote in notes about Michigan’s land, water and resources. We also discussed the concepts of weather and climate.
- Yellows: 5 magnets
- Oranges: 1 magnets
- Reds: 0 magnets
Ask your student what kind of choices they made.
- Juice Volunteers for Friday, December 8: Kori and Abbey. Click here for a full list of juice volunteers.
- Grand Blanc Lanes field trip coming soon! Click here for details.
- We are looking for donations of medium and short cardboard tubes (have plenty of short ones, thanks!) 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!