October 6th, 2008
Spelling: We learned that a homograph is a word that is spelled the same but has a different pronunciation or meaning (The wind is blowing. Please wind my clock.)
Cursive: Cursive pp. 24-26 are due Friday.
Reading: Students took an informational reading test today.
Writing: We talked about a quick way to remember details called freewriting. Students write down as many details as they can remember in a 3-5 minute time period and use the details in their rough draft.
The next piece of writing, a personal narrative, will be due October 17.
Math: We reviewed determining the number of edges, faces and vertices of 3D objects, as well as symmetry and transformations (flips, turns and slides).
Science: We completed two experiments to learn how tension is related to pitch (tighter strings make high pitches, and looser strings make low pitches). Homework is to complete the experiment activity worksheets, if not done in class.
Social Studies: We reviewed three features of the Northeast: Appalachian Mountains, forests and factories. Homework is to finish the WordSort activity started in class on Friday.
- Yellow magnets: 3
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 3
- Hours with no orange magnets (record: 29): 9
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