Class activities for Tuesday, December 7

Spelling: None due to a character education lesson from Mrs. Alexander.

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

Reading: None today due to a discussion about bullying.

Writing: None today due to technology.

Our next piece of writing, a fiction piece, is due Monday, December 17. Students should be drafting at this time.

Technology: Students started working on a Scratch video game. Today, students designed a program that would draw a triangle when the “t” key is pressed, and a square when the “s” key is pressed. Students can download Scratch for free to work on computer programming and video game design from a home computer.

Math: We sang some songs to review rules for polygons:

  1. No intersections;
  2. No openings or gaps;
  3. No curves.

We also sang a song to remember the number of sides in common polygons:

The lyrics are below; click here for the music.

The Twelve Polygons of Math Class

On the ______ day of math class my teacher gave to me

One segment of a line from here to here

Two parallel lines

Three triangles

Four quadrangles

Five pentagons

Six hexagons

Seven heptagons

Eight octagons

Nine nonagons

Ten decagons

Eleven hendecagons

Twelve dodecagons

Homework is to finish the Hidden Polygons page to review common polygons.

Science: Students completed an experiment to practice solving problems. Their task was to put a gummy lifesaver around a gummy worm by only using paperclips. Homework is to finish questions 1 and 3 on p. A-7.

Social Studies: None due to extra time with Science.

Behavior Update:

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

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 6th grade.

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