January 20th, 2009
Spelling: Today was our class spelling bee. It went 16 rounds, with our final winners being Alexis and Abigail. I told students that this year I would factor in their spelling grades to create a final ranking. With the spelling bee and spelling grades counted together, here are our top five spelling students:
3. Jennifer and Joshua
Great work, everyone! Abigail and Alexis will represent our class in the McGrath spelling bee this Friday.
Cursive: Cursive pp. 62 and 64 are available and Friday. Today was also a cursive quiz.
Reading: Today was the final reading day in Literature Circles. Some groups worked on determining importance as a reading strategy.
Writing: We read Girl Wonder today, a story organized into nine innings. We talked about looking for ways to organize writing, such as into creative chapters or breaks, so the reader can better understand what is happening.
Today was scheduled to be an editing day for the students’ next piece of fiction, due January 23.
Math: We solved logic problems today. Homework is to finish Journal pp. 73, 74, 75 and 77. We’ll have a math test Friday over these concepts:
- Multiplication and division facts;
- Number stories;
- Number sentences (true/false, with parentheses, solve for the missing number); and,
- Logic problems.
Science: None due to watching the Inaugural ceremonies.
Social Studies: None due to watching the Inaugural ceremonies. We will have a geography test tomorrow over these concepts:
- Michigan’s geography
- Climate and weather
- Michigan’s natural resources
We will also grade the previous homework: Review worksheet pp. 1 and 3.
- 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): 11
Check your student’s Personal and Social Growth grade at SnapGrades to see if your student moved their magnet.