Class activities for Thursday, January 28

Spelling:  We reviewed dropping a silent e when adding suffixes that begin with a vowel (complete, completely, completing).

Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 61, 62, and 64 are available and due Friday.

Reading: Two groups performed their Literature Circles  plays today. The remaining groups will present tomorrow.

Writing: Students began drafting their Choose Your Own Adventure fiction gamebook, due Friday, February 12. Students will publish their adventure as a website at sites.mrhowd.com.

Choose Your Own Adventure Resources

Math: None today due to extra time with Science.

Science: We learned that metals are conductors of electricity, and non-metals are usually insulators. However, we did an experiment and noticed that graphite (carbon pencil lead) and salt water are also electrical conductors, even though they are not metals. Students also created electromagnets today and tested how the number of coils of the electromagnet affects its magnetic force.

Social Studies: None due to art.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 2
  • 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:

  • 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.

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

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