December 14th, 2009
Spelling: None today due to a vocabulary lesson with Mrs. Houser.
Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 51-53 are available and due on Monday.
Reading: We started a small fluency project this week. Each student will deliver a monologue to the class by selecting and reading a short passage from their Literature Circles book. We watched part of a StoryLine Online presentation of Polar Express being read by Lou Diamond Phillips and noticed that he read with an interesting tone, good speed and a suitable volume. Each student practiced reading their selection with good tone, speed and volume. The monologues will be presented on Wednesday and Thursday this week.
Writing: We talked about writing a lively lead at the beginning of the story that makes the reader want to continue reading.
Students also continued working on revising. The next piece of writing will be a fiction piece, due Friday, December 18. Students should be revising by now.
Math: We reviewed true, false or unknown number sentences. We also wrapped the gifts brought in for the six-year old boy that our class is sponsoring. Thanks to all the families that generously donated gifts!
Science: We completed an experiment to test how the force of a magnet changes over distance.
Social Studies: Students made a timeline of important Michigan history events since 1930.
- Yellow magnets: 3
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 3
- Our Mexican Fiesta party is Friday, December 18. Family members are needed to help with food preparations, set up, cleanup, and with the piñata. We also need help with food donations. Click here to see our volunteer list and add your name to the bottom if you are attending.
- 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.