Class activities for Tuesday, March 18

Spelling: Students received the Unit 8 spelling packet today.

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

Reading: Today was the final reading day of this cycle of Literature Circles; some groups worked on visualizing and making connections.

Writing: Students planned, organized and conferenced for their Take-a-Stand piece. They also received a checklist to help them include all components of a Take-a-Stand persuasive piece.

Find example Take-a-Stand pieces here, and a full explanation of the parts of a Take-a-Stand persuasive piece here.

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

Math: Students learned a new multiplication method today called partial products. Homework is to finish Journal pp. 125.

Science: Students created a code using sounds to send messages to other students. Homework is to finish the Dropping In response sheet.

Social Studies: We reviewed Michigan’s role in the Underground Railroad and took notes in our minibooks.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 0
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 0
  • Current Hours with No Orange Magnets: 30

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): Jadin and Hannah. Thanks for your generosity!
  • Visit our Mackinaw Field Trip page for more information on our May 9 trip.

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