March 14th, 2008
***Monday is St. Patrick’s Day! Students wearing the most green will win a Shamrock Shake!***
Spelling: Today we continued our review of contractions.
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences of at least seven words each are due Friday.
Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles; some groups worked on “fix-up strategies” to use when it becomes hard to understand a passage of text.
Writing: We looked at some example Take-a-Stand papers, both good and bad. Students worked on starting their bar graph, selecting Core Democratic Values, or continuing their Take-a-Stand rough draft. Here is a fuller explanation of the parts of a Take-a-Stand persuasive piece.
The next piece of writing, a persuasive Take-a-Stand piece, is due Thursday, March 20.
Math: None today.
Science: Today was science inquiry. Students investigated various topics, including flight, light, ramps, magnets and electricity.
Social Studies: Students started working on a quilt square, similar to those used to convey secret messages for the Underground Railroad. Students are either coloring their squares or using construction paper. Homework is to finish the quilt square and bring it on Monday.
- Yellow magnets: 2
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Current Hours with No Orange Magnets: 15
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!
- Progress reports were sent home today.
- 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.