Class activities for Thursday, December 3

Spelling:  We finished learning rules for adding suffixes to words:

  1. Double the final letter (tapping, bugging, tripping)
  2. Change the y to i (carrying, sunnier)
  3. Add es to some endings (boxes, switches, pushes, buzzes, glasses)

Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 27, 28 and 47 are available and due on Friday.

Reading: Groups started working on Literature Circles projects in order to share their book with the class.

Writing: None today due to technology.

The next piece of writing will be a fiction piece, due Friday, December 18. Students should be drafting by now.

Math: None today due to Bring a Family Member to School Day.

Science: Students completed a science experiment today to learn what kinds of things a magnet sticks to, and what happens when magnets come close together.

Social Studies: None today due to reading a historical fiction holiday book about a girl from New Mexico.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 0
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 0
  • Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 3

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


  • Thanks to all the family members who visited our class today! We made papel picado punched paper decorations, paper poinsettias, and popcorn garland!
  • 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.

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

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