November 26th, 2007
Spelling: We reviewed usage of capital letters:
- For specific names
- For specific places
- For specific titles
- For days of the week, months, holidays, but not seasons
We’ll have a spelling test on Wednesday.
Cursive: Cursive pages 44-46 are available and due Friday.
Reading: Today was a reading day. Some groups worked on chunking large words to help read them. Chunking involves looking for common beginnings and endings of words, reading the words in pieces, or looking for words inside of words.
- 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)
Social Studies: Our class Senate wrote a bill that bans cutting in line, punishable by a loss of spot in line and two team points. The Senate passed the bill unanimously, and the House passed the bill by a 3-1 margin. Governor Kayla signed the bill, and police officers are already enforcing the new law.
- Yellow magnets: 0
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 3
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 orders are due tomorrow! This is our biggest fundraiser for our spring Mackinac trip.
- Want an electronic dictionary? Orders are due Friday, November 29 and the cost is $20.
- 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!