March 2nd, 2007
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.
- 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!
- 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!