January 17th, 2008
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.
- 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!