Class activities for Monday, December 15

Spelling: None today due to discussion of how Friday went with the guest teacher.

Cursive: Cursive pp. 54-56 are available and due Friday.

Reading: The final two groups performed their Literature Circles projects today.

Writing: We read a book, Verdi, by Janell Cannon, and talked about making characters seem real with dialogue and description. Students should be revising by now. A piece of fiction is due into portfolios by this Friday, December 19.

Math: We reviewed multiplication and division fact families today and practiced division facts. Homework is to complete Journal pp. 57-58.

Science: None today due to inefficient use of social studies time, having to repeat questions and directions multiple times. There will be a science test tomorrow over light, color and shadows.

Social Studies: We graded the review worksheets from last week and will have a test over government on Wednesday.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 2
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 0
  • Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 2
  • Hours with no yellow magnets (record: 31): 0
  • Days with no orange magnets (record: 39): 0

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


  • Our Mexican Fiesta party is Friday, December 19. Family members are needed to help with food preparations, set up, cleanup, and with the piñata. We also need help with food donations. Click here to see our volunteer list.
  • Donations for sponsored family: our class will be collecting donations for a few families in need this holiday season. A letter went home with students explaining food and gift donations. Our class will be donating items for a 7-year old boy. Several students volunteered to donate one of the gifts from the shopping list provided; others volunteered to donate wrapping paper and tape. We will wrap the gifts on Friday, December 12. Thanks for helping this family have a wonderful Christmas!
  • View grades, assignments, attendance and even the report card at SnapGrades.
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • This week’s juice volunteers: None due to the fiesta

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