January 29th, 2008
Spelling: Today we discussed prefixes and suffixes that can be added onto a base word to change its meaning. We looked at rules involving dropping a silent e and doubling the final consonant of a single syllable word when adding a suffix (bugging, running, tripping).
Cursive: Cursive pages 59-61 are available and due Friday.
Reading: We listened to and watched three stories from the Storyline Online site to learn from the fluency of professional actors. Students were asked to bring in a picture book suitable to read to a three or four-year old. We will practice reading these books with voice and expression, and then read them to Children’s Garden students late this week and early next week. Books with about three to five lines of text per page would be great.
Writing: Today was the final planned 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 should be ready to start revising tomorrow.
Math: We reviewed fractions and decimals by playing a game to compare and order decimals. Homework is to finish a decimals review worksheet. I allowed students to skip one problem from each section of three or more problems.
Science: We completed the “What is White Light Made of?” experiment today. We used a prism to separate the white light of a flashlight into colors. Students will have some time to complete this experiment tomorrow.
Social Studies: Students rewrote or cut out their “I’m Talking Michigan” poems, placed them on a piece of construction paper, and decorated their poems with illustrations to match the words of the poem. Homework is to finish the illustrated poem. We will have a test over Michigan’s land and water on Thursday.
- Yellow magnets: 3
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Current Hours with No Orange Magnets: 35
Check your student’s Personal and Social Growth grade at SnapGrades to see if your student moved their magnet.