January 12th, 2009
Spelling: Students completed their Word to Learn lists today. This is each student’s customized spelling list to practice for the next test.
Cursive: Cursive pp. 60, 61, and 63 are available and Friday.
Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles. Some groups practiced identifying main ideas as a reading strategy.
Writing: We expanded on one of the five types of details: setting. We looked at the description of Camp Green Lake from the book Holes and noticed how the author added details to describe what the setting looked like. Today was also a drafting day for the students’ next piece of fiction, due January 23.
Math: We reviewed the use of parentheses in number sentences. Students also completed a MiniQuiz over number stories and number sentences.
Science: We reviewed what we’ve learned about magnets so far, wrote notes in our minibooks, read about the discovery of magnets, and took a MiniQuiz over magnets.
Social Studies: We read about some of Michigan’s natural resources: soil, iron, copper, salt and limestone.
- Yellow magnets: 2
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 4
- Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 2
- Hours with no yellow magnets (record: 31): 0
- Days with no orange magnets (record: 39): 8
Check your student’s Personal and Social Growth grade at SnapGrades to see if your student moved their magnet.