Class activities for Thursday, April 5

Spelling: None today due to a planned project. We will have a spelling test when we return. The unit 9 spelling worksheets are available here.

Cursive: Ten cursive sentences of seven or more words each were collected today.  

Reading: We had paper (Time for Kids) and coffee (Hawaiian Punch).

Writing: None due to the half-day schedule. Students are continuing to research their “I-search” project topics. 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: None today due to the half-day schedule.

Science: None today due to the half-day schedule. Kid’s Inquiry Conference applications have been passed out and are due on April 18. Kid’s Inquiry Conference will be April 27 at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Social Studies: We will have a test over the French and British in Michigan when we return. Students learned about and polished petosky stones today. Ask your student to show you their petosky stone!

Behavior Update:

  • Yellows: 0 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: irregular verbs, test when we return 
  • Cursive: ten cursive sentences 
  • Reading: Literature Circles nonfiction groups, visualizing 
  • Writing: I-search nonfiction project, research
  • Math: Division using partial quotients method
  • Science: None due to half days, KIC applications have been sent home 
  • Social Studies: Pontiac’s Rebellion, Proclamation of 1763, test when we return


  • 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.
  • Upcoming Events:  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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