Class activities for Friday, March 30

Spelling: Today finished reviewing prefixes for not, such as il-, ir-, un-, im-. The unit 9 spelling worksheets are available here.

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

Reading: Today was a discussion day for Literature Circles. We also had the Read-a-thon. Thanks to the eight families that raised $126 for our class trip to Mackinaw!

Writing: Students again researched their “I-search” topic on the Internet. They have been asked to locate at least three (3) different information sources for their topic, including at least one book, and at least one website. It might be a good idea to visit McFarlen or Baker Park Library and look for more books, and use the computers while they’re at it, to find more information about the selected topic. This project will be due on April 27, but will likely be presented on April 30.

Math: None today due to the Read-a-thon.

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: possessives, contractions, prefixes
  • Cursive: ten cursive sentences 
  • Reading: New Literature Circles nonfiction groups, Read-a-thon 
  • Writing: New “I-search” nonfiction project, topic selection, research
  • Math: Division using multiplies of ten
  • Science: Volume, pitch Science Inquiry 
  • Social Studies: Pontiac’s Rebellion, Proclamation of 1763


  • Juice Volunteers for Friday, April 20: Tiyanna and Alex H. Click here for a list of volunteers.
  • 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 Conferences are on April 2, 3 and 4!
  • Upcoming Events:  Spring Conferences (April 2, 3 and 4); New writing piece due (April 27); Kids’ Inquiry Conference (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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