December 13th, 2007
***A guest teacher was with us yesterday, so those activities are included in today’s post.***
Spelling: Yesterday students learned that the numbers twenty through ninety-nine are hyphenated (21 = twenty-one). Today, students made a Words to Learn by correcting words they missed on the last spelling test. These words are their new spelling words to practice for the next test.
Cursive: Cursive pages 47-49 are available and due Friday.
Reading: Yesterday was the final discussion day for this cycle of Literature Circles. Today, students worked on their Literature Circles projects.
Writing: Students worked on revising yesterday and today. Students should be near the end of revising and ready to start editing tomorrow. You will know if your student has revised if you see words crossed out, sentences or paragraphs added…in other words, it should look a little messy. If nothing looks like it has been changed, then little revising has taken place. The next piece of writing is due December 20.
Math: Yesterday, students worked on evaluating numbers sentences that have parentheses and learned that the math inside the parentheses is always completed first, then the rest of the number sentence is calculated. Homework was to finish Journal pages 68-69. Today, we reviewed true, false and unknown number sentences, with and without parentheses.
Science: Students worked on scripts today for their Wicked Weather projects:
Social Studies: Yesterday, students read about Michigan’s land and water. Homework was to finish an Alphabet Soup organizer, which will be due tomorrow.
- Yellow magnets: 2
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Current Hours with No Orange Magnets: 21
Check your student’s Personal and Social Growth grade at SnapGrades to see if your student moved their magnet.
- Candle orders are available for pick up.
- Helping a family in need: our class volunteered to purchase presents for two boys whose family is having a hard time. Look for a letter that was sent home this week, and ask your student what they volunteered for.
- 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!