April 30th, 2008
Spelling: We continued to review the soft-syllable endings for the /er/ sound: –er, –ar, and-or.
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences of at least seven words each are due Friday.
Reading: Students received new Literature Circles groups reading the following books:
- Old Yeller
- Summer of Riley
- Because of Winn-Dixie
- Dog Watch: Trouble in Pembrook
Writing: We started reading Love That Dog, by Sharon Creech, which is a book, written as a poem, about poetry. Students continued to work on poems in class. A collection of poems will be due into portfolios on Friday, May 16. The poems will be shared at a Poetry Slam at Border’s Book Store in June.
Math: None due to an assembly on the Great Lakes.
Science: We reviewed the Big Earth, Small Moon experiment today and learned that the earth is four times larger than the moon.
Social Studies: We learned about the American Revolution, how Michigan was used as a base by the British, and how the British refused to leave Michigan after they lost the war.
- Yellow magnets: 4
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Current Hours with No Orange Magnets: 33
Check your student’s Personal and Social Growth grade at SnapGrades to see if your student moved their magnet.