March 6th, 2008
Spelling: We reviewed compound words and how both parts are themselves words (any + thing = anything). A spelling test and skill test over compound words will be 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, due each Friday.
Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles.
Writing: Today we took notes about the Core Democratic Values of equality and the common good.
The next piece of writing, a persuasive Take-a-Stand piece, is due Thursday, March 20.
Math: Students practiced 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 five additional multiplication problems from the worksheet used in class today, using the distributive property.
Science: None on Thursdays due to library.
Social Studies: We watched a movie about a slave girl helping others escape on the Underground Railroad. Watch this movie and another one about Harriet Tubman.
- Yellow magnets: 3
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Current Hours with No Orange Magnets: 10
Check your student’s Personal and Social Growth grade at SnapGrades to see if your student moved their magnet.
- Read-a-Thon tomorrow, March 7! This is the last organized fundraiser before our Mackinac trip.
- March is Reading Month. Class goal: 100 books (limit of two “just right” picture books for each student) 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!
- Visit our Mackinaw Field Trip page for more information on our May 9 trip.