Class activities for Tuesday, November 20

Spelling: We reviewed the there, their, they’re homophones. We’ll have a spelling test next week.

Cursive: Cursive pages 44-46 are available and due next week. This is the beginning of the upper case cursive letter review.

Reading: No Literature Circles today due to a presentation by McFarlen Library.  Visit the McFarlen Open House tonight for a library card, STAR Award and other goodies!

Writing: We officially started the personal narrative cycle today. We learned that all stories and narratives have three main ingredients: characters, plot and setting. Students also worked on revising their writing. The next piece of writing is due November 28.

Math: We practiced the trade-first method of subtraction. Homework is to finish Journal pages 46-49 by Monday. We’ll have a math test next week over these concepts:

  • addition
  • subtraction
  • data landmarks (maximum, minimum, median, mode, range)
  • bar graphs
  • reading and writing large numbers (up to millions)
  • identifying the value of digits in a number (the 9 in 598 is worth 90)

Science: None today due to an extended social studies time.

Social Studies: We reviewed the branches of government and formed a class government. The Representatives and Senators held townhall meetings to listen to their citizens. The House of Representatives went into session and approved a bill to ban cutting in line, punishable by a loss of recess and a team points fine. The Senate voted down this bill.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 0
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 0

Check your student’s Personal and Social Growth grade at SnapGrades to see if your student moved their magnet.


  • Capitol Field Trip on Tuesday, December 4. Click here for more information or a permission slip. Let me know if you would like to chaperone.
  • The Candle fundraiser has started and continues through November 26. This is our biggest fundraiser for our spring Mackinac trip.
  • View grades, assignments and even the report card at SnapGrades.
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • This week’s juice volunteers: thanks to responsible and generous families, we have a juice backlog, so no juice volunteers needed for a few weeks!

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