Class activities for Thursday, April 15

Spelling: We reviewed words that contain apostrophes, and their homophones that don’t use apostrophes (there’s/theirs, let’s/lets, who’s/whose).

Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due on Fridays.

Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles; some groups worked on making connections as a reading strategy.

Writing: Students continued to collect research for their I-Search projects. View our I-Search 2010 Research website. Here are more details about the I-Search project. Our general timeline :

  1. Week 1: Collect research
  2. Week 2: Select research, plan presentation, start draft of presentation
  3. Week 3: Finalize presentation, present at our I-Search Conference

Math: Students used the Partial Products method of multiplication to solve number stories. Here’s a video tutorialHomework is to complete Journal pp. 128-130, started in class.

Science: We predicted what plants might need to live:

  • water
  • sunlight
  • soil/nutrients
  • air/oxygen/carbon dioxide
  • heat
  • food

Then we went outside and dug up plants along the Gibson Drain. We will use these plants in order to test our plant need predictions.

Social Studies: We completed a chart of economic activities (unlimited wants and limited resources leads to scarcity, which means people have to make choices, and that leads to an opportunity cost).

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 1
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 0
  • Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 7

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


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

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