Class activities for Tuesday, February 10

Spelling: Today was a preview of upcoming spelling words.

Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due Fridays.

Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles. Some groups worked on determining importance as a reading strategy.

Writing: This week, students are continuing to work on their Choose Your Own Adventure fiction stories, created on a website at This story is due February 13. An example of the Choose Your Own Adventure genre can be found here and here.

Ask your student to show you their Choose Your Own Adventure story, and even click through their choices to see how the story is going!

Math: We started a peer coaching activity to review concepts from the last MiniQuiz over fractions, decimals and ordering decimals.

Science: Students used water to dissolve salt in a salt and sand mixture. Then they filtered out the sand. Finally, we boiled the water to get the salt back. Thus, we separated a mixture of salt, sand and iron filings.

Social Studies: Students wrote “I’m Talking Michigan” poems using what they learned about the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. Click the link for an example.

Behavior Update:

  • 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: 58): 13
  • Days with no orange magnets (record: 39): 23

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


  • Our Feb Factor Valentine’s Party is this Friday from 1:30 pm to the end of the day. Students have volunteered for food items to bring, including sloppy joe mix, buns, chips, and drink boxes. Click here to see the volunteer list and add your name if you are coming to the party.
  • 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: Josh and Savanna

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