March 19th, 2009
Spelling: None today due to a writing minilesson. We will have a spelling test tomorrow. The skill test will assess compound words.
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due Fridays.
Reading: Today, Literature Circles groups continued to work on their projects to share their books with the class. Students will present their projects on Friday.
Writing: We discussed breaking text into paragraphs to make the writing more readable and organized for the reader. There are four reasons to start a new paragraph:
- a new idea
- a new time
- a new place
- a new speaker
Students also continued to work on their novel being written and typed at docs.mrhowd.com. Ask your student what their word count goal is and how many words they have written so far. This piece is due March 27. Click here for further details. Visit our Novel blog to check on the latest word counts.
Math: We reviewed extended multiplication facts (2*3=6, so 20*3=60).
Science: We started a project to review weather safety today.
Social Studies: We learned about the beliefs and jobs of the Three Fires people of Michigan.
- Yellow magnets: 0
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 3
- Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 8
- Hours with no yellow magnets (record: 58): 5
- Days with no orange magnets (record: 39; previous score: 7): 4
Check your student’s Personal and Social Growth grade at SnapGrades to see if your student moved their magnet.