Class activities for Wednesday, February 1

Spelling: None today due to the late start day.

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

Reading: The final groups performed their plays today, reading with fluency using correct speed, tone and volume.

Writing: None today due to the late start day.

Students are continuing to work on their next writing piece, a Choose Your Own Adventure fiction gamebook. Students will write a fiction adventure story with choices that the reader can make. Each choice can change how the story turns out. The project is due Monday, February 6. Students will publish their adventure as a website at Students should be nearing the completion of their project at this time. See below for more details.

Choose Your Own Adventure Resources

Math: We practiced multiplying with mental math using a trick called “compensation.”  Here’s an example:

  1. To multiply 27 x 4, first round the largest number to an easier number:
    1. 27 rounds to 30
  2. The new problem is 30 x 4
    1. This is now an easier problem that can be solved mentally. The answer is 120.
  3. Now to compensate. Since we rounded up to 30, we need to move back down to the actual answer:
    1. Since we rounded 27 up to 30, we went 3 over our answer.
    2. We are multiplying by 4, so we went up 3 x 4 too much. We are 3 x 4 = 12 over our answer.
    3. Remove 12 from the answer of 120.
    4. The answer is 120 – 12 = 108.

Homework is to complete Journal P5-4.

Science: None today due to the late start day.

Social Studies: None today due to the late start day.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 1
  • 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 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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