April 18th, 2007
Class activities for Wednesday, April 18
Spelling: None today due to planning and working on our I-search projects. The unit 10 worksheets are available here.
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences of seven or more words are due each Friday.
Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles, and groups are now finished with their magazines. The next step will be to create a small project to share their book with the class.
Writing: Students continued planning their “I-search” projects using Bubbl.us, an online brainstorming site. Some students also started their PowerPoint presentations. It is essential that all information needed for this project be collected as soon as possible. This project will be due on April 27, but will likely be presented on April 30 via PowerPoint.
Math: Students learned the standard method of division, which is the method that most parents are familiar with. Homework is to complete a division worksheet using this new method; students are allowed to cross out and not complete any two rows of problems.
Science: Students completed two experiments with “mini-gutbuckets” and rubberbands to see how length and tension are related. Homework is to finish recording observations for these experiments.
Also, Kid’s Inquiry Conference permission slips were sent home today.
Social Studies: We watched some video clips to learn about how and why the American Revolution started.
- Yellows: 0 magnets
- 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!