Class activities for Tuesday, April 21

Spelling: None today due to students moving to new seats.

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

Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles; some groups worked on visualizing as a reading strategy.

Writing: Students continued to work on their digital presentation using Docs (, and using to organize their information into a plan to use for their presentation.

Visit our research website and see what students are working on. This digital presentation is due Wednesday, April 29 and will be presented Friday, May 1.

Math: We reviewed the lattice method of multiplication (more information here, here and here). Homework is to finish Journal pp. 131-133.

Science: Students reviewed yesterday’s experiment and learned that the moon is four times smaller than the earth.

Social Studies: We learned about the fur trade in Michigan and the construction of forts to protect the fur trade.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 2
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 0
  • Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 4
  • Hours with no yellow magnets (record: 58): 2
  • Days with no orange magnets (record: 39; previous score: 7): 21

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


  • Our Mackinac Trip is May 8. Here is how our class is doing with fundraising and donations:
    • Full paid: 11 students
    • Mostly paid: 3 students
    • Partially paid: 8 students
    • No payments: 5 students

As shown to the right, our class still has about $1,000 to reach our goal. We are accepting final donations this week.

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