February 20th, 2007
Cursive: Cursive pp. 63-65 are available and will be due Friday.
Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles. Some groups worked on synthesizing and determing the main idea as a reading strategy.
Writing: Today was a work day shared with working on our technology project. Students continued drafting for their next piece of writing, due March 2.
Math: Students practiced multiplying two digit numbers using the distributative property: 78 * 12 = (70 + 8 ) * (10 + 2) = 700 + 140 + 80 + 16 = 936. Students learned a mnemonic device called FOIL to remind them to pair up the numbers in order: first, outside, inside, last. Homework is to finish StudyLink 5.2.
Science: We completed an experiment and learned that colored light can be created with color filters. Homework is to finish the How is Colored Light Made? experiment.
- Yellows: 0 magnets
- Oranges: 0 magnets
- Reds: 0 magnets
Ask your student what kind of choices they made.
- Juice Volunteers: A new volunteer list will be sent home soon.
- Upcoming Events: Talent Show (February 23); New writing piece due (March 2); 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!