October 28th, 2008
Spelling: We reviewed the correct usage of possessive pronouns, and noticed that possessive pronouns never use an apostrophe: That is their dog; the dog is theirs.
Cursive: Cursive pp. 33-35 are available and due Friday.
Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles. Some groups worked on synthesizing as a reading strategy.
Writing: We discussed writing details and examples to “prove” general statements in a piece of writing. Don’t say, “it was fun,” prove it by telling what was so fun. Then the reader will be ready to believe.
Today was the final drafting day scheduled. 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 played Data Top It by putting math cards in order and then determining the maximum, minimum, range, mode and median. Homework is to complete the Data Landmarks worksheet.
Science: We reviewed the What is Light? experiment and learned that light is energy.
Social Studies: We learned that the Southwest if famous for the Grand Canyon and Colorado River.
- Yellow magnets: 1
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 1
- Hours with no orange magnets (record: 29): 107
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