October 29th, 2008
Spelling: We reviewed rules for capitalizing words:
- Names of specific people
- Names of specific places
- Names of days, weeks months, holidays, but not seasons
We’ll have a spelling test on Friday. Your student should have their Words to Learn list to practice for the next test.Cursive: Cursive pp. 33-35 are available and due Friday.
Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles. Some groups worked on the reading strategy of using context clues to aid with meaning.
Writing: We discussed how strong verbs do a lot of work in the writing. Strong verbs help the reader to picture the writing and make it more interesting. Went is not a strong verb, dash or creep are. Say is not a strong verb, whisper or shout are.
Today was the first revising day scheduled. However, due to poor choices and inefficient use of time, the class had no time to revise in class.
Math: Today we reviewed data landmarks: maximum, minimum, range, mode and median. There will be a MiniQuiz over data landmarks tomorrow.
Science: We completed the What is White Light Made Of? experiment using flashlights and prisms. Homework is to finish the analyze and conclude questions if not done in class.
Social Studies: None due to library.
- Yellow magnets: 2
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 3
- Hours with no orange magnets (record: 29): 113
Check your student’s Personal and Social Growth grade at SnapGrades to see if your student moved their magnet.
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