Class activities for Friday, March 2

Spelling: Today we continued to review irregular verbs (catch-caught, run-ran) and homophones. The unit 8 worksheets are available here.

Cursive: Ten cursive sentences of seven or more words each were due today.

Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles. Some groups worked on questioning and inferring as reading strategies.

Writing: We talked about using interesting, fresh language in writing (gray-wrapped rocks, dull scraping of rusty grass along the beach). A piece of writing was due into portfolios today.     

Math: Students took part in math skills today. 

Science Inquiry: Students tested questions about electricity, static electricity, flight, ramps and rollers, magnets and light.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellows: 3 magnets
  • Oranges: 0 magnets
  • Reds: 0 magnets

Ask your student what kind of choices they made.

The Weekly Wrap (our week in 60 seconds):

  • Spelling: compound words, vowel sounds, irregular verbs, suffixes, homophones 
  • Cursive: ten cursive sentences 
  • Reading: Literature Circles groups, inferring, questioning, predicting
  • Writing: specific and general details, question leads, use fresh language, piece due March 2 
  • Math: estimating sums and products, partial products multiplication, symmetry, transformations 
  • Science: Shadows, Light Investigation Review, Science Inquiry 
  • Social Studies: Underground Railroad songs, code quilts, Michigan connection
  • Homework Fun: Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00. There are openings!  

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  • 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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