February 7th, 2007
Cursive: Cursive pp. 60-62 from last week are available and will be this week’s assignment as well.
Reading: No Literature Circles today due to an early art class. We had library and read a little of our shared book, Esperanza Rising.
Writing: Today was a workday in this library-shortened version of Writer’s Workshop. Students were notified that, due to the snow days, they may write and turn in a collection of Haiku poems if they feel they will not have their current piece done in time. A piece is due February 9.
Math: Students practiced converting metric units (meters to centimeters, millimeters to meters) and some practiced measuring in millimeters and centimeters today. Three groups were working to challenge, review or practice this concept. Homework is to complete a worksheet (each group’s was different) related to measurement and unit conversion.
Science: We completed a science experiment in which we observed that red, blue and green light combine to create white light. This was the reverse of last week’s experiment in which we separated white light into colors. Homework is to complete the analyze and conclude questions.
Social Studies: We reviewed the information we learned about the Three Fires Indians and wrote important ideas in our minibooks. There will be a MiniQuiz over recent topics tomorrow.
- Yellows: 2 magnets
- Oranges: 0 magnets
- Reds: 0 magnets
Ask your student what kind of choices they made.
- Juice Volunteers: We are at the end of our volunteer list, so we’ll be creating a new list this week.
- Upcoming Events: 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!