January 27th, 2009
Spelling: Students made their Words to Learn lists today from words they missed on their last spelling test. This is their custom spelling list to study for the next test.
Cursive: We’ve finished our review of the upper and lowercase cursive alphabet. For the remainder of the year, students’ weekly assignment will consist of 10 cursive sentences, with seven or more words each.
Reading: Today Literature Circles groups practiced reading plays from their magazines.
Writing: Today was a prewriting day for the next piece of writing, a Choose Your Own Adventure fiction story. This piece will be published on a website and will be due February 13. Homework is to plan a list of choices that will be in the adventure story.
Math: We started a review of fractions and decimals, focusing today on showing fractions with base 10 blocks and naming the fractions. Representing fractions with base 10 blocks appeared to be a struggle for most students, so this is an area that almost everyone can improve upon. We’ll continue to work on this more tomorrow. Homework is to finish Journal p. 81.
Science: We learned about the north and south poles of a magnet, that opposite poles attract, and that earth is a giant magnet. We also used a compass to identify unmarked poles of magnets.
Social Studies: Teams worked on their tour guide script of Michigan. Students also received paper to draw and color a “window” displaying one of their assigned features of Michigan. Homework is to finish drawing and coloring their “window.”
- Yellow magnets: 0
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 0
- Hours with no yellow magnets (record: 31): 9
- Days with no orange magnets (record: 39): 14
Check your student’s Personal and Social Growth grade at SnapGrades to see if your student moved their magnet.