March 12th, 2008
Spelling: Today was a preview of upcoming spelling words.
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences of at least seven words each are due Friday.
Writing: Students finalized their Take-a-Stand questions and started collecting data. They were asked to survey two different groups (e.g., students and adults) when collecting their data. Most should now be in position to start prewriting and drafting their Take-a-Stand position piece.
The next piece of writing, a persuasive Take-a-Stand piece, is due Thursday, March 20.
Science: This time was usurped by the distracting poor choices of a few students and then a discussion on how to react when distractions happen, how to express concern, and the appropriate response for when a person makes a mistake.
Social Studies: We learned about a controversial theory stating that slaves used secret messages encoded into quilt square patterns to communicate and plan their escape on the Underground Railroad. Here is an article (PDF) from Carolina Country explaining the theory.
- Yellow magnets: 1
- 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.
- 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): Sean and Halie. Thanks for your generosity!
- Visit our Mackinaw Field Trip page for more information on our May 9 trip.