October 27th, 2008
Spelling: We reviewed the usage for the homophones, there, their and they’re.
Cursive: Cursive pp. 33-35 are available and due Friday.
Reading: Today was a reading and discussion day in Literature Circles.
Writing: We discussed today focusing on a narrow time for a topic. That way, only the most interesting parts will be including in the piece, and students can spend time elaborating and explaining the main focus.
Students also continued to work on their draft; tomorrow is the last planned drafting day. 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.
Math: Today we made a line plot of family sizes in our class. We learned that the median (middle) family size in class was 4.5 members, and the most frequent (mode) family size was 4 members. Homework is to complete Journal p. 37 about data landmarks.
Science: Students completed the What is Light? experiment about adding batteries into a circuit and observing changes to the heat and light from a connected bulb. Homework is to finish the analyze and conclude questions if not done in class.
Social Studies: We finished learning about the Midwest by noting that the Midwest is famous for automobile manufacturing, glaciers forming the Great Lakes, and having the Great Lakes.
- Yellow magnets: 0
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 0
- Hours with no orange magnets (record: 29): 101
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