Class activities for Friday, March 23

Spelling: Today we reviewed contractions for shall/will, not, is/has, and have. The unit 9 spelling worksheets are available here.

Cursive: Ten cursive sentences of seven or more words each are due each Friday. 

Reading: Today the final three groups presented their Literature Circles projects.   

Writing: Today was the final day for students to work on their “Take a Stand” opinion piece. This piece of writing and a bar graph of the data was due into portfolios today.     

Math: None today due to completion of a student satisfaction survey.

A math test will be on Monday, and will include the following:

  • rounding
  • estimating sums and products
  • multiplication number stories
  • multiplication problems
  • comparing large numbers

Science Inquiry: Today students did experiments with light, electricity, static electricity, magnets, flight, ramps and rollers, sound, and more.  

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: Words to Learn list, contractions
  • Cursive: ten cursive sentences 
  • Reading: Literature Circles projects
  • Writing: “Take a Stand” writing piece and bar graph
  • Math: Rounding, multiplication, exponents, math test on Monday 
  • Science: Sound codes, sound is caused by vibrations, Science Inquiry 
  • Social Studies: French fur trade, French and Indian War


  • fundraising 3-7-07Juice Volunteers for Friday, March 30: David and Erin. Click here for a list of volunteers.
  • Wizard of Oz play auditions are Tuesday, March 27 from 6:30-8:00 pm. A note of explanation went home today.  
  • Thank you to the nine chaperones who have volunteered for the Mackinaw trip. At this point, we have no more availability for additional chaperones. Spaces may open up as the trip gets closer.
  • Spring Conference times are now available for April 2, 3 and 4! Sign up at the office windows.
  • Upcoming Events:  Magic Show (March 23); Read-a-thon Mackinaw Fundraser (March 30); Spring Conferences (April 2, 3 and 4); New writing piece due (April 27); 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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