November 5th, 2009
Spelling: We practiced possessive pronouns today, learning that possessive pronouns do not have apostrophes:
- It the their dog. The dog is theirs.
- It is our dog. The dog is ours.
- It is her dog. The dog is hers.
Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 18-20 are available and due Friday.
Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles.
Writing: Students used their technology time today to edit and publish their personal narrative. Students did this using their MrHowd.com Google Docs account (docs.mrhowd.com). Using Google Docs, students started typing their personal narrative. They can access this from school, home or any other internet-connected computer. Students can also share their document with me or others for comments or suggestions.
The next piece of writing will be a personal narrative that has been slightly fictionalized, or, in other words, a personal narrative based on a true story. This piece of writing will be due Friday, November 6. This will be the final writing piece of the first marking period. Students should be publishing by now.
Math: We continued to review the trade-first method of subtraction. Homework is to complete Journal pp. 47, 49.
Science: We reviewed the last experiment and took notes in our minibooks. We learned that weight is how much gravity pulls an object (or the force exerted on an object due to gravity).
Social Studies: We started learning that immigrants moved to Michigan in the early 1900s to work in factories.
- Yellow magnets: 0
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 4
- The end of the First Marking Period is Friday, November 6.
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Every student in Room 130 leaves improved and prepared for 5th grade.