November 30th, 2009
Spelling: None today. We used this time to discuss our school’s Friends in Service Here (FISH) program, which locates families in need and helps them to provide a good Christmas to their children. Our class has been asked to donate gifts for a six-year old boy. A letter went home last week. Today, students volunteered to bring in presents based on his wish list. We’ll wrap them next week.
Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 27, 28 and 47 are available and due on Friday.
Reading: None today due to planning our FISH program donations.
Writing: Students started prewriting for their next piece of fiction. Students were also notified that they can turn in their current fiction piece tomorrow.
The next piece of writing will be a fiction piece, due Friday, December 18. Students should be prewriting by now.
Math: We reviewed the relationship between multiplication and division today.
Science: Students made a magnet minibook today. A test over these ideas will be tomorrow:
- Forms of energy (electrical, sound, light, heat, food, motion)
- States of matter (solid, liquid, gas)
- Measuring matter (weight, mass, volume)
- Measuring tools (balance, spring scale, graduated cylinder)
- Changes in states of matter (melting, evaporation, condensation, freezing)
Social Studies: We reviewed threats to Michigan’s natural resources and how we can protect them.
- Yellow magnets: 1
- Orange magnets: 1
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 2
- Children’s Speller and Dictionary Order due Friday, December 4. Franklin has a sale in December every year. This dictionary, which we have in class, is on sale for $5 off, plus free shipping.
- Our trip to Michigan’s Capitol and Historical Museum is Tuesday, December 8. We need chaperones for the trip. Get more details.
- Friends in Service Here (FISH) donations for our six-year old boy are due before December 11. Thanks for your generosity!
- Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
- View grades, assignments, and attendance at SnapGrades.
Every student in Room 130 leaves improved and prepared for 5th grade.