Class activities for Friday, February 1

Spelling: We reviewed common writing mistakes involving extra words or letters that should be “ditched.” Here are some examples:

  • Say “until then…”, not “up until then…”.
  • Toward, backward, forward, not towards, backwards, forwards.
  • Say “whether”, not “whether or not”.

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

Reading: Today was a reading and discussion day in Literature Circles.

Writing: We talked about different ways to begin an essay:

  1. Summarize the book at the beginning using action details to interest the reader.
  2. Lead with a question about the theme.
  3. Use a quotation from the book.
  4. Lead with the theme, then summarize the book.

Students also continued to draft their literary essay project.

The next piece of writing, a literary essay (here’s an example), is due Friday, February 8. Students should be drafting their essay at this point.

Math: None today due to STAR Friday.

Science: None today.

Social Studies: Students finished a test about early English colonies.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 1
  • Orange magnets0
  • Red magnets0
  • STAR Awards0
  • Magnets moved this week (goal: 8): 3

Check your student’s Personal and Social Growth grade online to see if your student moved their magnet.


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All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.

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