Class activities for Monday, May 4

Spelling: We learned common spelling patterns for the /oi/ sound: oi, oy.

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

Reading: Students continued reading plays from their magazines to share with the class.

Writing: We began a unit on poetry by learning that poems have at least one of these “ingredients:”

  • Imagery: sights, sounds, smells, etc.
  • Music: a rhythm or beat, even if the poem does not rhyme.
  • Emotion: happiness, sadness, fear, etc.

Students also began writing poems in class. Our next portfolio piece will be a collection of poems, due Friday, May 22.Math: We stared a unit on division today by dividing using multiples of ten. Homework is to finish Journal p. 148.

Science: We did an activity today to learn that the sun, if the size of a beach ball, would be a soccer field away from the earth, if the size of a pinky fingernail. Or, in other words, the sun is far away!

Social Studies: We learned about Pontiac’s Rebellion and started a SQ3R organizer.

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): 8
  • Days with no orange magnets (record: 39; previous score: 3): 3

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: 19 students
    • Mostly paid: 4 students
    • Partially paid: 1 students
    • No payments: 1 student

As shown to the right, our class has about $200 to reach our goal. We are currently accepting final donations.

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