Class activities for Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25

***A guest teacher was with us yesterday afternoon, so those activities are included in today’s post.*** 

Spelling: None yesterday due to looking at parhelia in the eastern sky. Suspended ice crystals created a rare sight, and we even spotted a 46 degree halo and a tangent arc.  This was good timing, as next week we will learn about creating colored light from white light.

Today we reviewed common spelling patterns for the /ou/ sound: ou, ow.

Cursive: Cursive pages 56-58 are available and due Friday. Sadly, only six students had their cursive completed, and the rest will have to give up their recess on Monday.

Reading: Students performed their Literature Circles plays today; two groups will finish up on Monday.

Writing: Today was a drafting day. The next piece of writing is due February 8. This piece should be some type of fiction not including any student from our class as a character. Students started their drafts yesterday.

Math: Today was Math Skills; we used Study Island. Your student can access Study Island anywhere with an internet connection. Yesterday, students reviewed comparing decimals. Puzzle pages 9 and 11 are homework if not finished in class.

Science: Today was the Energy Fair!

Social Studies: We took a “field trip” through Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas, seeing the sights. We’ll have a test of Michigan’s land and water next week.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 1
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 0
  • Current Hours with No Orange Magnets: 14

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


  • Report cards went home today! Dog ate your copy? Check SnapGrades!
  • 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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