Class activities for Monday, February 26

Spelling: Today we reviewed compound words and vowel sounds. The unit 8 worksheets are available here.

Cursive: We have reviewed the entire alphabet, upper and lower case. From now on, the weekly cursive assignment will be to write 10 cursive sentences of 7 or more words each. This assignment will be due Friday. 

Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles. Some groups practiced looking back into the text to confirm predictions.

Writing: None today due to technology. Students should be close to finished with revising and ready to start editing for their next piece of writing, due this Friday, March 2.    

Technology: Students worked on their weather splash screen movies, and also created their own wiki, which is a quick and easy website that anyone can edit.  

Math: We practiced estimating sums in the context of a road trip. Homework is to finish journal pp. 120-121.

Science: Students put to work their knowledge of light moving only in straight lines by creating laser mazes.

Social Studies: We sang and listened to some songs about the Underground Railroad and learned that many songs contained coded messages for helping slaves to escape.  

Behavior Update:

  • Yellows: 1 magnet
  • Oranges: 0 magnets
  • Reds: 0 magnets

Ask your student what kind of choices they made.

Notes:mac fundraising2.jpg

  • Juice Volunteers: A new volunteer list will be sent home soon.  
  • Upcoming Events: 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!

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