March 24th, 2008
Spelling: We reviewed when to use apostrophes (for contractions and possessive nouns) and when not to (for possessive pronouns). Students learned that if it would make sense to say the word in question as two words, then use an apostrophe. For example, if you can say you are then use you’re if not, use your.
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences of at least seven words each are due Friday.
Reading: Students worked on their Literature Circles projects today.
Writing: Students turned in their Take-a-Stand pieces into their portfolios and typed them on Google Docs (docs.mrhowd.com). Some students did not finish typing their pieces, so homework is to finish typing the Take-a-Stand piece on Google Docs by Friday.
Math: Students practiced the partial products method of multiplication and estimating products. Homework is to finish a multiplication worksheet and Journal pp. 128-129 started in class.
Science: We reviewed last week’s response sheet and experiments about how vibrations cause sound.
Social Studies: We reviewed the French Explorers Alphabet Soup organizer from last week and started taking notes in our minibooks. We also reviewed (some were learning for the first time) the names and locations of the continents. We sang a song:
Do You Know the Continents?
sung to Do Your Ears Hang Low?
(listen in a new window)
Do you know the continents?
Homework is to finish a worksheet labeling the location of the continents.
- Yellow magnets: 3
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Current Hours with No Orange Magnets: 14
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.