January 25th, 2008
***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.
- 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!