Class activities for Monday, October 24

Spelling: We reviewed homographs today, which are words that are spelled the same, but have different meanings or pronunciations. Here are some examples:

  • The bandage was wound around the wound.
  • The farm was used to produce produce.
  • The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
  • We must polish the Polish furniture.
  • He could lead if he would get the lead out.

Cursive: Cursive pp. 27-29 are available and due Friday.

Reading: Today was a preview of upcoming Literature Circles books.

Writing: We talked about using strong verbs that readers can visualize:

  • Write “streak, pelt, exult”, not “go, run or say.”

A personal narrative, slightly fictionalized, is due into portfolios on Friday, November 4. Students should be drafting at this time.

Math: We reviewed for tomorrow’s math test, which will be about multiplication and division. A practice test can be found in the math book, on pp. 34-35.

Science: We started an experiment about testing the strength of a magnet’s force over a distance.

Social Studies: None today due to extra time with writing.

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 JupiterGrades to see if your student moved their magnet. Need help with JupiterGrades?


Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.

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