May 6th, 2008
Class activities for Tuesday, May 6
Spelling: Students practiced removing suffixes to form base words, and remembering what rule was used to add the suffix originally.
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences of at least seven words each are due Friday; this week’s assignment will be due Thursday due to our Mackinac trip.
Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles.
Writing: Today we discussed how using line breaks and “white space” can help a reader to focus on certain important words at a time. This poem,
Grandpa’s shoes were big and bruised, scratched and scuffed. They’ve been places.
would look better if line breaks were used to arrange the words on the page:
Were big and bruised,
Scratched and scuffed.
They’ve been places.
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 extended science time.
Science: We reviewed what we had learned about the moon and earth, wrote notes in our minibooks, and watched some video clips about the moon, gravity and meteorites.
Social Studies: We learned about how the British supplied weapons to the Native Americans and attacked American supply ships, causing the War of 1812. Several battles were fought in Michigan, but the war ended when the Americans won control of the Great Lakes.
- Yellow magnets: 3
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 2
- Current Hours with No Orange Magnets: 18
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): Coltin and Terence. Thanks for your generosity!
- 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.