September 21st, 2009
Spelling: Students completed a preview of upcoming spelling words.
Cursive: New cursive worksheets will be available tomorrow.
Reading: We used Esperanza Rising to practice thinking of open-ended questions.
Writing: We talked today about using a freewrite as a way to come up with details to use in a story. In a freewrite, students write for 3-5 minutes without stopping. They write down as many details and senses they can think of about their topic. Some of these details can be used in their writing piece.
Students also continued to work on the rough draft of their first piece of writing, a personal narrative about one of their own memories, due into portfolios Friday, September 25. Student should be nearing the end of their rough draft and be ready to begin revising.
Any leftover writing portfolios not turned in are due tomorrow!
Math: Students completed a MiniQuiz about rays, lines and line segments today. We also reviewed symmetry and transformations (flips, turns, slides) and started to practice making and naming angles. Homework is to finish Math Boxes 1.3.
Science: We did an experiment today about how large a sample size should be for a survey. Students noticed that the larger the sample, the more accurate the data.
Social Studies: We listened to and sang some songs that slaves sang while escaping on the Underground Railroad. The songs often had a secret message to help slaves, such as walking in the water to prevent bloodhounds from picking up scents.
- Yellow magnets: 2
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Magnets moved this week: 2
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Every student in Room 130 leaves improved and prepared for 5th grade.