September 8th, 2008
Spelling: We started spelling with the Unit 1 Word Preview. During this activity, students practicing spelling words and focusing on each individual letter. For more information on spelling this year, click here. And here is the Level Four 500 Word spelling list.
Cursive: Cursive pp. 15-17 are available and due Friday.
Reading: None today.
Writing: None today.
Math: We played mathsketball to review some third grade math concepts.
Science: We started a mini-unit this week on forms of energy:
To learn these forms of energy, we are having an Energy Fair this Friday, September 12. Students received instructions today in class. Click here for guidelines for the Energy Fair. The big idea is for students to find an object at home that demonstrates a form of energy, and to bring it in to show the class. Students are also asked to design a poster that introduces their exhibit to the class. Click here for complete details. This project is worth 30 points.
Social Studies: None today due to working on our class mission statement. We developed the following as our mission statement:
Every student in Room 130 leaves happy and prepared for fifth grade.
- Yellow magnets: 3
- Orange magnets: 2
- Red magnets: 1
- STAR Awards: 3
Check your student’s Personal and Social Growth grade at SnapGrades to see if your student moved their magnet.
- I’ve asked students to bring in up to three things to put up on our Pride Board. Students are welcome to bring photos, awards, medals-anything that can be put on a bulletin board. Students can replace the items at any time and will get them back at the end of the year.
- Sign up for daily email updates, including activities, homework and important information.
- Find a list of school supplies here. I have poly envelopes for sale for $0.75 each, and dry erase markers for $0.75-$1.00.