Class activities for Thursday, October 8

Spelling:  We learned that homophones have the same spelling, but have a different pronunciation or meaning. Here’s a few to try:

  1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
  2. The farm was used to produce produce.
  3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
  4. We must polish the Polish furniture.
  5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.
  6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
  7. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present .
  8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
  9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 35-37 are available and due Friday.

Reading: Students started Literature Circles projects today to tell the class about their book. The projects will be presented next week.

Writing: None today due to technology.

The next piece of writing, a personal narrative, will be due Friday, October 16. Students should be nearing the completion of their draft and be ready to start revising for the rest of this week.

Math: Students completed a geometry test about these ideas:

  • Polygons (rules, names of common polygons)
  • Types of triangles
  • Rays, lines, line segments
  • 3D figures, including names and how to count vertices, edges and faces

Science: We made matter and energy minibooks and wrote notes about energy.

Social Studies: None today due to art.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 2
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 0
  • Magnets moved this week: 5

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


  • Would you like to volunteer for a class event? Download and print a volunteer information form (PDF).
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at SnapGrades.
  • Tentative plans are being made for our Halloween party, which will be a Hawaiian Beach Bash! It looks like our party will be Friday, October 30 from 9:30 am until around noon. We will need some help coordinating food and donations. Would anyone like to help coordinate that? Just contact me and I can give you further information.

Our Mission:
Every student in Room 130 leaves improved and prepared for 5th grade.

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