September 14th, 2007
Spelling: Today we talked about homographs, words that are spelled the same but pronounce differently (wind, does, use) and homophones, words that are pronounced the same but spelled differently (their and there, it’s and its). 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 due today.
Reading: We practiced asking questions as we read, and remembered that rereading helps us find information that we may have forgotten.
Writing: We again practiced making lists of writing topics and then learned to “stretch out” the lists by picking one topic from the list and writing everything we can remember about the topic.
Math: We played a game as a beginning-of-the-year math review.
Science: We watched a video showing geyers created with Mentos and Diet Coke. This got us thinking about ways to change the experiment to use different kids of liquids and different kinds of candies. Several students volunteered to bring in materials for us to test the Mentos and Diet Coke geyers next Friday.
Social Studies: None on Fridays.
- Yellows: 1 magnet
- Oranges: 1 magnet
- Reds: 0 magnets
Ask your student what kind of choices they made.
- 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.