Class activities for Friday, January 5

Spelling: Today students practiced writing adjectives to describe nouns by creating advertisements (plump, juicy, sweet-tasting grapes for sale!). We will have a spelling test on Tuesday, and the unit 5 worksheets will be due at that time. Visit the spelling page to download a copy of the unit 5 spelling worksheets.

Cursive: A cursive quiz was completed by students today.

Reading: Students continued to plan and develop their Literature Circles project with their group. Projects will be presented to the class on Tuesday.

Writing: We viewed several Internet sites today about making monsters, and one that included descriptions of their monsters. Students completed a prewriting conference about their monster illustration. Next week, students will begin to write directions to explain how to recreate their monster. The next piece of writing will be due January 19, and will consist of each student’s contribution to our class book.

Math: Students completed a timed multiplication test today.

Science Inquiry: Students experimented with electricity, flight, magnets, static electricity, weight, and ramps and rollers in Science Inquiry today.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellows: 4 magnets
  • Oranges: 0 magnets
  • Reds: 0 magnets

Ask your student what kind of choices they made.


  • Juice Volunteers for Friday, January 12: Alex H. and Cole. Click here for a full list of juice volunteers.
  • The Candle fundraiser is currently in progress! Click here for more information about this important fundraiser for our Mackinaw trip.
  • Upcoming Events: Candle sales (January 5-19); Writing piece due (January 19); Candle orders due (January 23); Candle pick-up (February 4). See the class calendar for more information.
  • 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!

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2 Responses to “Class activities for Friday, January 5”

  1. mariah Says:

    hi mr.howd how are you doing.are you exsited about your mackinaw really excited about 5th grade camp!

  2. Mr. Howd Says:

    Hi Mariah,

    Fifth grade camp is going to be lots of fun! When are you guys going? Hey, don’t pull any pranks on the boys, OK?! Our Mackinaw trip will be the same as last year, but that’s OK, because everything was fun!

    Talk to you later.

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