September 10th, 2007
Class activities for Monday, September 10
Spelling: We began Unit 1 today and students received the Unit 1 spelling worksheets (download here).
Cursive: Cursive pp. 14-17 were made available and are due Friday.
Reading: We discussed the Five Finger Rule, which helps students to select books that are “just right” for them. The method is simple: a student reads a whole page of text (usually from a chapter book) and holds up a finger for each word that they don’t understand (names don’t count). Five or more unknown words means the book is too hard, none at all means the book might be too easy, one to four unknown words means the book is “just right.” This rule of thumb can help students make good book choices at school, home and the library.
Writing: None today due to technology.
Math: None today due to creating a mission statement. The class decided that our mission statement would be “Every student in Room 130 will leave ready for fifth grade.” They also chose to track multiplication and division math facts, class reading levels and number of magnets moved to see if we are getting ready for fifth grade.
Science: None today due to introducing spelling.
Social Studies: None today due to working on the mission statement.
- Yellows: 1 magnet
- Oranges: 0 magnets
- Reds: 0 magnets
Ask your student what kind of choices they made.
- Students volunteered today to bring juice for our “Paper and Coffee” Fridays. The class calendar in the sidebar shows upcoming juice volunteers. A paper was also sent home today with the schedule.
- Here is the school supply list. I have dry erase markers for $0.25 and poly envelopes for $0.50.
- Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.