September 13th, 2007
Spelling: Today students converted short vowel sounds into long vowel sounds by adding a vowel to each word (got to goat, fed to feed) . Students have the Unit 1 spelling worksheets (download here), which will be due at the time of the spelling test. Find more information, including spelling lists, by clicking on the Spelling link.
Cursive: Cursive pp. 14-17 were made available and are due Friday.
Reading: Today, we started our shared reading book, Esperanza Rising.
Writing: We reviewed that the format of the writing prompt for the MEAP test will be familiar to students, even if the subject will be different. We practiced using a list to help us think of possible topics to write about.
Math: We started learning about geometry today, beginning with a review of points, lines, and line segments, as well as naming lines and segments.
Science: Students shared their magnet posters to tell the class what they know and think they know about magnets. We also made magnet minibooks to record our notes and ideas about magnets. Some students still need to secure a poly envelope to protect their book. I have them in class for $0.50.
Social Studies: We starting reading about the Mississippi River and students shared their WordSplash preview sentences.
- Yellows: 3 magnets
- Oranges: 2 magnets
- Reds: 0 magnets
Ask your student what kind of choices they made.
- Howdy, Y’all! Bring Western-wear tomorrow for our Reward Poster Western class photo!
- Students volunteered this week 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.