Class activities for Wednesday, April 21

Spelling: None today due to extra time with social studies.

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

Reading: Students practiced plays to share their Literature Circles magazines with the class.

Writing: Students continued to use to plan their I-Search presentation. The students also started their presentation using Google Docs (

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: None today due to receiving a shipment of plants and animals, which we needed to put in a vivarium and an aquarium.

Science: We set up an aquarium with goldfish, a crayfish, some snails and some Elodea plants. Our vivarium contains millipedes and Bess beetles.

Social Studies: We discussed the differences of economic systems:

  • Market economy = controlled mostly by businesses and consumers
  • Command economy = controlled mostly by the government
  • Traditional economy = controlled by family traditions. People usually enter their family businesses.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 2
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 0
  • Magnets moved this week (goal: 10): 9

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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