May 9th, 2007
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences of seven or more words are due each Friday.
Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles. Some groups worked on synthesizing and chunking unknown words.
Writing: Students continued writing for our class newspaper project about our fourth grade year, focusing on making progress on their rough drafts.
Math: None today due to Author’s Day.
Science: We learned about the size, features and importance of the sun. Homework is to complete Investigation Review p. 43.
Social Studies: None due to Author’s Day.
Author’s Day: All students shared a favorite piece of writing from their portfolios. Then we played Make-a-Story, 30-second squirt style. Students were give a random character, action and setting by the class, and had to tell a story on the spot without saying “um,” “er,” or stopping for more than five seconds! Our grand finale was a super story told by four students and their parents! Thanks family members for joining our class for Author’s Day!
- Yellows: 2 magnets
- Oranges: 0 magnets
- Reds: 0 magnets
Ask your student what kind of choices they made.
- Juice Volunteers for Friday, May 18: Erica and DeMario. Click here for a list of volunteers.
- Mackinaw Fundraising: We are at 81% and only $481 away from our goal! Thank you for your donations and past fundraising efforts. Donations are still being accepted.
- Mackinaw Trip Update: A few spots on the bus have opened up. If you would like to attend the Mackinaw trip, let me know. The cost is $125.
- Our class calendar can be viewed here.