Class activities for Tuesday, April 3

Spelling: Students worked on their unit 9 spelling worksheets today. The worksheets are available here.

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

Reading: We worked on identifying different genres today by previewing new library books and deciding where they fit in our library.

Writing: Students researched their “I-search” project topics on the Internet. It might be a good idea to visit McFarlen or Baker Park Library and look for more books, and use the computers, too, to find more information about the selected topic. This project will be due on April 27, but will likely be presented on April 30 via PowerPoint.

Math: Students learned a new way to divide called the “partial quotients method.”

Science: None today due to the half-day schedule.

Social Studies: Students shared their Literature Circles responses for Pontiac’s Rebellion and had a discussion. Homework is to finish worksheet pp. 10 and 12. A test over the French and British in Michigan will be on Thursday.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellows: 2 magnets
  • Oranges: 0 magnets
  • Reds: 0 magnets

Ask your student what kind of choices they made.


  • 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! Click here for a schedule.
  • 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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