September 23rd, 2009
Spelling: None today.
Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 29-31 are available and due Friday.
Reading: We used Esperanza Rising to practice visualizing by drawing illustrations.
Writing: We talked today about focusing on a theme (such as my sister’s silly questions, or my first hockey game). Narrowing the topic by choosing one theme is a way to focus on just the best parts.
Students also continued to work on first piece of writing. A personal narrative about one of their own memories is due into portfolios Friday, September 25. Students should be revising their writing piece by now.
Math: We reviewed angles and parallel lines. Homework is to finish Journal p. 8-9.
Students have had math homework every day this week. We’ve been quite slow working through math so far. Much of the time has been taken up in correcting poor choices and waiting for talking to finish. Since the class hasn’t been careful with using our math time wisely, we’ve been running out of time at school, and students are having to finish at home. Hopefully the class will make better choices in the future so that we can be more careful with the time we have. You might want to ask your student what kind of choices they made during math today.
Science: None today due to library.
Social Studies: We listened to a song about the Underground Railroad and started to learn about hidden messages in quilt squares.
- Yellow magnets: 3
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Magnets moved this week: 8
- Do you happen to have any spare garbage bag twist ties? We would use them in math if happen to have any you could spare! Thanks!
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Every student in Room 130 leaves improved and prepared for 5th grade.