Class activities for Thursday, January 17

Spelling: None today. Students will complete a Words to Learn list next week.

Cursive: Cursive pages 53-55 are available and due next Tuesday.

Reading: Today was the final Literature Circles reading day of this nonfiction, magazine cycle.

Writing: Students completed illustrating and publishing for our class book entitled, Freedom Fighters: Our way of saying thank you to our troops.

Math: We started reviewing fractions and decimals using base 10 blocks. The idea was to see how fractions and decimals are related, focusing on hundredths and tenths (e.g., 1/10 = 0.1, 1/100 = 0.01). Homework is to complete Journal pp. 80-82. Click here for a website with interactive base 10 blocks to use with the journal pages.

Science: We reviewed the Energy Hunt task and I introduced the Energy Fair. Students are to select an object from home that demonstrates at least one form of energy that we have been discussing, and to make a poster and give a presentation that explains the exhibit. Here are the guidelines and a rubric for the project.

Social Studies: None today.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 1
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 3
  • Current Hours with No Orange Magnets: 140

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


  • The office has directed me to temporarily suspend all student Gmail accounts due to two inappropriate email messages sent from one student. I am working to have these available to students again soon. This might be a good opportunity to discuss proper “netiquette” with your student and how the actions of one can affect many.Here are some resources to use:
  • The second marking period and first semester has ended. Look for report cards this Friday, January 25, or check SnapGrades if you can’t wait!
  • View grades, assignments, attendance 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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