Class activities for Friday, January 12

Spelling: Today students created a Words to Learn list by correcting the words they missed on the last spelling test. This list is a personal spelling list for the next test. Visit the spelling page to download a copy of the unit 6 spelling worksheets.

Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 54-56 were reviewed today.

Reading: We continued our oral reading fluency project using picture books. This project involves practicing reading picture books with voice and expression, varying volume and pacing, to keep the reader interested (the opposite of this is to read with a boring, robotic, chunky and monotonous voice). We will then read the books to three to five-year-olds in Children’s Garden.

Today we watched an actoress read My Rotten Red Headed Older Brother on the BookPALS Storyline Online website.

Writing: Students continued to revise their instructions for recreating their monsters. The final illustration and published directions page will be due January 19. Search class book in the search box for previous posts on this project. 

Math: Today was a MiniQuiz over fractions, decimals and comparing decimals, and students also participated in Math Skills.

Science Inquiry: Today students looked at the discoveries of other student scientists. We also focused today on creating testable questions, and then doing tests to see what the answer would be.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellows: 2 magnets
  • Oranges: 0 magnet
  • Reds: 0 magnets

Ask your student what kind of choices they made.


  • Juice Volunteers for Friday, January 19: Cameron and Kayla. 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); UM Play Field Trip (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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