Class activities for Wednesday, October 22

Spelling: We learned that the letter h changes the sound of some letters: (cat/chat, ten/then, sell/shell).

Cursive: Cursive pp. 30-32 are available and due Friday. Students also completed a cursive quiz today. Some students are still working on balancing speed and neatness. I told the class that practicing five minutes a night will make a big difference over time.

Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles. Some groups worked on the strategy of using clues to make inferences.

Writing: We talked about making a beginning, middle and end chart to write notes for prewriting. This BME Chart can be used as a checklist during drafting to make sure all important events are written into the story.

A personal narrative, based on a true story (slightly fictionalized), is due November 7. This will be the final writing grade of the first marking period. Your student should be prewriting by now.

Math: None today due to art. Check your students addition facts scores at SnapGrades.

Science: We completed an experiment that challenged students to light a flashlight bulb using only one wire and a battery. Later, students will use this understanding of an electrical circuit to study light. Homework is to finish the Sparky’s Light Kit experiment if not done in class.

Social Studies: None today due to library.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 2
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 0
  • Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 5
  • Hours with no orange magnets (record: 29): 79

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


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