Class activities for Thursday, January 22


Spelling: Today we practiced adding the ful suffix to words. We noticed that a silent e is not dropped for this suffix, and also that the suffix has only one l. We also practiced removing suffixes from words. We will have a spelling test tomorrow and the skill test will be about suffixes.

With our school spelling bee coming up on Friday, here are a few online spelling bees and games:

Cursive: Cursive pp. 62 and 64 are available and Friday.

Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles.

Writing: Mrs. Houser presented a lesson on writing details about character action. Today was scheduled to be a publishing day for the students’ next piece of fiction, due tomorrow, January 23.

Math: We reviewed logic problems and practiced for tomorrow’s test, which is about these concepts:

  • Multiplication and division facts;
  • Number stories;
  • Number sentences (true/false, with parentheses, solve for the missing number); and,
  • Logic problems.

Here is a practice test to use as a study guide.
Science: None due to a double session of Social Studies; we’ll have an extended time with Science tomorrow.

Social Studies: We talked about Michigan’s two very different regions, the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. Students also began a project in which they will work as a team to write a “tour guide script” about a given topic of Michigan’s regions. They will also draw some window scenes that match their topic. Later, we will have a “field trip” in which students guide us through Michigan and point out significant sights.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 2
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 0
  • Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 5
  • Hours with no yellow magnets (record: 31): 1
  • Days with no orange magnets (record: 39): 12

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


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