January 25th, 2010
Spelling: We used letter cards to form words, focusing on common spelling patterns for the /ou/ sound (ou, ow). Homework is to use the letter cards to form additional words and to write the words in a list.
Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 61, 62, and 64 are available and due Friday.
Reading: Today, students planned their Literature Circles projects to share their magazine with the class.
Writing: Students reviewed scoring and comments for their last writing piece, turned in their current fiction piece, and began planning for our next piece of writing.
The next piece of writing will be a Choose Your Own Adventure fiction piece, due Friday, February 12. Students will publish their adventure as a website at sites.mrhowd.com. Examples of the Choose Your Own Adventure genre can be found here and here. Students should be prewriting by now.
Math: We reviewed decimals, fractions, and comparing and ordering decimals. Students also completed a MiniQuiz.
Science: Students completed an experiment testing different configurations of a circuit, to see which ones could like a bulb. Homework is to finish the Repair Manual part of the experiment.
Social Studies: None due to art.
- Yellow magnets: 1
- Orange magnets: 0
- Red magnets: 0
- STAR Awards: 0
- Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 1
- The second marking period ends Friday, January 29.
- 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.