Class activities for Monday, December 7

Spelling: None today due to finishing up our Nacimiento showcase scene.

Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 48-50 are available and due on Monday.

Reading: Groups continued to work on Literature Circles projects in order to share their book with the class. The projects presented on Thursday and Friday of this week.

Writing: We talked about including details (sights, smells) about the setting of a story in order to make the places seem real.

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

Math: We reviewed these concepts related to multiplication:

  • factors (numbers multiplied to get a product)
  • products (the answer to a multiplication problem)
  • multiples (more than one product, 2, 4, 6, or 5, 10, 15)
  • prime numbers (numbers that have only two factors, one and itself)

We planned a project to review these ideas. Students were to choose a product, make two factor trees listing the factors below the product, write three multiples in boxes below the tree, and make a smaller factor tree with a prime number. Homework is to finish the plan for this project. Here is an example project for ideas.

Science: Students completed an experiment to test if the force of a magnet can go through different materials. Homework is to finish the experiment if not done in class.

Social Studies: Ahead of our field trip tomorrow to the Capitol, we reviewed the branches of government and how laws are made.

Behavior Update:

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

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

Notes:

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

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