Class activities for Tuesday, March 25

Spelling: We reviewed suffixes, and prefixes for the word “not,” such as non- or un-.

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

Reading: Students continued to work on their Literature Circles projects today.

Writing: Students were introduced to a research project today called I-Search (click here for more details). Students will create a question, such as…

  • What would it be like to be/live…?
  • What would be different if…?
  • What are the best / worst / strangest / biggest / most amazing / weirdest…?
  • What are some reasons not to…?

They will then research their question using print and internet sources and create a digital presentation using PowerPoint or MrHowd.com Google Docs presentation software. Students are collecting their research on our I-Search 2008 class wiki. Later, students will present their findings to other students who sign up to attend their talk. The presentation slides will be turned in to portfolios for a writing grade; this project is due April 25.

Math: Students learned a new method of multiplication called the lattice method (click for an example). Homework is to finish Journal pp. 131-133 started in class.

Science: None due to discussion of our Mackinaw trip, the importance of thinking ahead, and the ramifications of poor choices.

Social Studies: We reviewed the location and names of the continents and finished up notes about French Explorers in our minibooks.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 1
  • Orange magnets: 2
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 0
  • Current Hours with No Orange Magnets: 2

Check your student’s Personal and Social Growth grade at SnapGrades to see if your student moved their magnet.

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  • 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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