March 5th, 2008
Family members, please add your thoughts to our weekly blog post entitled, Is stealing ever ok? Check out the article and scroll to the bottom to post a comment!
Spelling: None today due to completing the Student Satisfaction Survey.
Yesterday’s homework was to address an envelope to someone (anyone) from the student, and this will be due tomorrow.
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 reading day in Literature Circles; some groups worked on summarizing and synthesizing.
Writing: Today we took notes about the Core Democratic Values of patriotism and truth.
The next piece of writing, a persuasive Take-a-Stand piece, is due Thursday, March 20.
Math: Students played “multiplication wrestling” to practice multiplying 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 Journal pp. 116-117.
Science: We reviewed the Light Investigation Review worksheet.
- Yellow magnets: 6
- Orange magnets: 1
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Current Hours with No Orange Magnets: 1
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!