February 22nd, 2007
Cursive: Cursive pp. 63-65 are available and will be due tomorrow.
Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles. Some groups worked on connections and visualizing as reading strategies.
Writing: We focused today on writing a strong ending, by making it sad, happy, circular, surprising, using dialogue, using thoughts, etc. Students also worked or conferenced for their next piece of writing, due March 2. Students should now be revising.
Science: Students saw a demonstration using a laser and baby powder to show that light travels in straight lines. We also used mirrors to try to reflect laser light across our room.
- 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!