March 6th, 2007
Spelling: We practiced adding the -th suffix on to number words, and found out that for words ending in y, the y is changed to an i before adding eth (fiftieth, twentieth). 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 worked on inferring and visualizing as reading strategies.
Writing: We are starting a unit on persuasive writing and taking a stand on an issue. We began today making Core Democratic Value minibooks, and learned about equality. The next piece of writing, a “take a stand” persuasive writing piece, will be due on March 23.
Science: Today we reviewed the shadows experiment and Light Investigation Review from last week.
Social Studies: We played a game to review for the Underground Railroad test to be taken tomorrow.
- Yellows: 1 magnet
- 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: New writing piece due (March 23); 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!