Class activities for Monday, December 14

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.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 3
  • 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?

Notes:

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

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