November 18th, 2008
Spelling: We reviewed common rules for adding suffixes to base words, and filled out a mini-poster.
Cursive: Cursive pp. 45-47 are available and due Friday.
Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles; some groups worked on visualizing as a reading strategy.
Writing: Today was the final drafting day for our class book: If I Were President… Each student will write and illustrate one page for our class book, and this page will also be submitted into portfolios on December 1.
Math: We continue to review the trade-first method of subtraction, and also practiced mental math subtraction using a method called counting up. Homework is to complete Journal pp. 48-49.
Science: None today due to extra time with social studies and spelling.
Social Studies: We created a class “government” to see how the government makes laws. Today, the class spoke with their senators and representatives, and then both the Senate and the House of Representatives voted for bills:
- The No Tipping in Your Chair Bill; and,
- The No Touching Mr. Howd’s Stuff Bill.
Next, we’ll see if the bills pass through the other house of the legislative branch, then they’re off to the governor to see if he will sign them.
Homework is to complete the State Government Jeopardy organizer.
- 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): 210
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