March 4th, 2008
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Spelling: Today we reviewed abbreviations for states of the US and how to write an address on an envelope. Homework is to address an envelope to someone (anyone) from the student.
Cursive: We have now reviewed the upper and lowercase cursive alphabet. Now for practice, the weekly cursive assignment will be to write ten cursive sentences of at least seven words each.
Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles.
Writing: Today we started a persuasive writing project. Students made minibooks we will use to take notes on Core Democratic Values.
The next piece of writing, a persuasive Take-a-Stand piece, is due Thursday, March 20.
Math: Students learned how to multiply using the distributive property (see the Student Reference Book under Multiplication Wrestling and Distributive Property for more information). Here is a quick example of this method:
Homework is to complete four problems using this method:
- 52 x 26
- 38 x 32
- 19 x 68
- 13 x 99
Science: Students played Shadow Darts to reinforce how shadows move and change. Homework is to complete the Investigation Review worksheet.
- Yellow magnets: 4
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Current Hours with No Orange Magnets: 31
Check your student’s Personal and Social Growth grade at SnapGrades to see if your student moved their magnet.
- Read-a-Thon this Friday, March 7! This is the last organized fundraiser before our Mackinac trip.
- March is Reading Month. Class goal: 100 books (not just picture books) by March 28!
- 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 (full list): Christian and Zach P. Thanks for your generosity!