October 8th, 2009
Spelling: We learned that homophones have the same spelling, but have a different pronunciation or meaning. Here’s a few to try:
- The bandage was wound around the wound.
- The farm was used to produce produce.
- The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
- We must polish the Polish furniture.
- He could lead if he would get the lead out.
- The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
- Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present .
- A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
- 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.
- Yellow magnets: 2
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Magnets moved this week: 5
- 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.
Every student in Room 130 leaves improved and prepared for 5th grade.