Class activities for Friday, April 11

Spelling: None today.

Cursive: Ten cursive sentences of at least seven words each are due Friday; this week’s assignment will be due on Monday.

Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles.

Writing: Students continued to work on their I-Search projects (click here for more details) by collecting research on their I-Search 2008 class wiki pages, planning their presentations using webs created with, and searching UnitedStreaming for related video clips and images. I also demonstrated how to use Google Docs ( to create a presentation that can be edited from school and home.

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. We’ll have a test on Monday over estimating, rounding and multiplication.

Science: We listened to Peter and the Wolf to see how the pitch of instruments was used to tell information in the story.

Social Studies: None on Fridays.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 0
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 3
  • Current Hours with No Orange Magnets: 52

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


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