Class activities for Thursday, March 27

Spelling: We reviewed uses of apostrophes and discussed the Unit 8 spelling worksheets. We’ll have a spelling test tomorrow; the skill test will be over irregular verbs (e.g., make > made, eat > ate).

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

Reading: Students presented their Literature Circles projects today. Scroll down to view pictures from their projects.

Writing: Students continued to work on their I-Search projects (click here for more details) by refining and narrowing their research question. Some started to collect research on their I-Search 2008 class wiki page. Homework is to finalize their research question by tomorrow.

A summary of the project:

Students will research their I-Search question using print and internet sources and create a digital presentation using PowerPoint or 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.

The I-Search presentation is due April 25.

Math: None today due to an extended time with Literature Circles.

Science: None on Thursdays due to library.

Social Studies: We continued to learn about the French fur trade in Michigan, writing notes our our Etch-a-Sketch organizers. We’ll also have a continent quiz tomorrow.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 0
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 3
  • 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.


  • This week’s juice volunteers (full list): Jadin and Hannah. Thanks for your generosity!
  • March is Reading Month. Class goal: 100 books (limit of two “just right” picture books for each student) by March 28! Students are allowed to dress as their favorite characters tomorrow, March 28, as a reward for reaching the 100 book class goal!
  • View grades, assignments, attendance and even the report card at SnapGrades.
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • Visit our Mackinaw Field Trip page for more information on our May 9 trip.

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