Class activities for Friday, April 24

Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: Students completed an informational reading test today.

Writing: Students continued to work on their digital presentation using Docs (

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: Students were introduced to powers and exponents, and we practiced with powers of 10. Homework is to finish Journal pp. 138-139 started in class. Students also completed a multiplication MiniQuiz.

Science: In health today, we talked about fire and burn safety, including ways to avoid common burns. We also talked about what to do in the event of a fire and students made Fire Emergency Escape plans. Homework is to finish the fire escape plan and show it to a parent.

Social Studies: We wrote notes in our minibooks about the fur trade and settlement in Michigan, and started to learn about the problems caused when the British and French wanted the same fur trading territory in Michigan.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 0
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 0
  • Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 9
  • Hours with no yellow magnets (record: 58): 14
  • Days with no orange magnets (record: 39; previous score: 21): 2

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: 15 students
    • Mostly paid: 6 students
    • Partially paid: 2 students
    • No payments: 4 students

As shown to the right, our class still has about $700 to reach our goal. We are currently accepting final donations.

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