April 17th, 2007
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences of seven or more words are due each Friday.
Reading: None today due to an assembly by a Jump for Heart jump roping team from Okemos.
Writing: Students planned their “I-search” project using Bubbl.us, an online brainstorming site. Students will start working on their PowerPoint presentation this week, so it will be very helpful for all information to be collected as soon as possible. This project will be due on April 27, but will likely be presented on April 30 via PowerPoint. Students also recieved a paper today with guidelines on completing the I-search project.
Math: We practiced the partial quotients method of division, practicing problems with remainders today. Homework is to complete a division problem with remainder worksheet.
Science: Students finished experiments with partially-filled water bottles, xylophones, kalimbas, and rubberbands to see how length and pitch are related. We learned that short objects create high pitches, and long objects create low pitches.
Also, Kid’s Inquiry Conference applications are due tomorrow, April 18. Kid’s Inquiry Conference will be April 27 at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Social Studies: Students took a test today over the French and British in Michigan.
- Yellows: 1 magnet
- Oranges: 1 magnet
- 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.
- Upcoming Events: KIC applications due (April 18); 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!