January 16th, 2007
Spelling: Today we focused on the /ow/ sound, created by the ow and ou spelling patterns. Students transformed words into other words using these and other spelling patterns. Visit the spelling page to download a copy of the unit 6 spelling worksheets.
Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 57-59 are available and due Friday.
Reading: We continued our oral reading fluency project using picture books. Today, students selected their book and practiced reading with voice and expression.
Writing: Today was an editing day for our class book project. Homework is to have an adult at home edit the directions for spelling. The final illustration and published directions page will be due this Friday, January 19. Search class book in the search box for previous posts on this project.
Math: Today students played a game to practice ordering and comparing decimals. Homework is to complete math boxes 4.2, except for box 2.
Science: None today due to art.
Social Studies: We started a study on the first people of Michigan. Today, students completed a Fact or Fiction? quiz, and it will be checked tomorrow.
- 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!