Class activities for Thursday, March 13

Spelling: Today we reviewed contractions.

Cursive: Ten cursive sentences of at least seven words each are due Friday.

Reading: Today was limited to reading our shared text, Esperanza Rising, due to a rain forest assembly by Wildlife Unlimited.

Writing: Students worked on collecting data, starting their bar graph, selecting Core Democratic Values, or starting their Take-a-Stand rough draft. Here are some example Take-a-Stand papers, both good and bad. And here is a fuller explanation of the pieces of a Take-a-Stand persuasive piece.

The next piece of writing, a persuasive Take-a-Stand piece, is due Thursday, March 20.

Math: We reviewed estimating sums today.

Science: Students made new sound minibooks and played a game in which they had to listen to identify an object dropped into a chamber by its sound.

Social Studies: None due to library.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 1
  • 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.


  • 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.

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