February 1st, 2007
Spelling: Today we reviewed compound words, such as bedspread, haystack, and blackbird. Students noticed compound words are just two words placed together, with no change in spelling. The unit 7 worksheets are available here.
Cursive: Cursive pp. 60-62 are available and due on Friday.
Reading: Today students continued to work on their Literature Circles reading assignment from yesterday. We also had a little bit of WEB.
Writing: We talked about including background information before the story really gets interesting, so the reader understands what is happening. One way to do this is to think of a lead as a “waterfall ,” in which the river is the background and the waterfall is where the story is starting to get exciting. Students also drafted for their next piece of writing, due February 9.
Math: Students practiced measuring in millimeters and centimeters today. Homework is to complete Journal p. 105 if not finished in class.
Science: We reviewed the previous two experiments and learned that light is energy and white light is made of millions of different colors (hence a rainbow when white light is separated).
Social Studies: Students presented their lessons to their teams today about the Three Fires Indians. Two more groups will present at the next Social Studies.
- Yellows: 1 magnet
- Oranges: 0 magnets
- Reds: 0 magnets
Ask your student what kind of choices they made.
- Juice Volunteers for Friday, February 2: Brandon and Kyle. Click here for a full list of juice volunteers.
- Upcoming Events: Candle pick-up (February 4). New writing piece due (February 9); Straits of Mackinaw field trip (May 11). See the class calendar for more information.
- We are looking for donations of medium and long 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!