February 5th, 2008
Due to after school appointments, yesterday’s activities are included in today’s post.
Spelling: Yesterday students completed the Unit 6 spelling and skill test. No spelling today due to receiving new seats.
Cursive: Cursive pages 59-61 were reviewed today.
Reading: Yesterday, students finished practicing reading their picture books with fluency, voice and expression. Students will read the books to Children’s Garden preschoolers this week. Today, students previewed new books for our next cycle of Literature Circles:
- Wishes, Kisses and Pigs
- Stuart Little
- Alice in Wonderland
- Tooter Pepperday
- Bridge to Terabithia
Students also completed a STAR reading test yesterday:
As shown above, we are now at 98% of our yearly goal, in February! We are now shooting for record-breaking territory! Great work students and families!
Writing: None yesterday due to technology. Today we talked about looking for ways to write with fresh language–writing in new and unexpected ways that surprise and delight the reader.
Students also started editing conferences. The next piece of writing is due this Friday, February 8. This piece should be some type of fiction not including any student from our class as a character.
Math: Yesterday we practiced adding and subtracting money. Homework was Journal p. 91. Today we continued practicing adding and subtracting decimals. Homework is a decimals worksheet. Students are allowed to cross out four rows of problems.
Science: Yesterday we completed the Circles of Light experiment and today we discussed it, noting that red, green and blue light can be combined to make other colors of light, including white.
Social Studies: Students made a First People of Michigan minibook yesterday, and today we labeled it with seven historical Indian groups from Michigan’s past.
- Yellow magnets: 0
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Current Hours with No Orange Magnets: 7
Check your student’s Personal and Social Growth grade at SnapGrades to see if your student moved their magnet.