Class activities for Thursday, September 26

Spelling: We reviewed two often-confused words: less and fewer. We learned that fewer is used of the object can be counted; if not, use less. Examples:

  • There are fewer pencils in this pencil box. (pencils can be counted)
  • There is less wind today. (wind cannot be counted)

Cursive: Cursive workbook pp. 14-17 are due Friday.

Reading: We used Literture Circles time to discuss some class goals for the year. We set two goals in reading and math: we will increate our reading and math levels as the year goes on and increase them a year by the end of the year. We are still considering a behavior goal of how many magnets should be moved in a week.

Writing: Today, students practiced a writing strategy called “free writing.” This is a way to start drafting by determing to write for a set number of minutes without stopping. It’s a quick way to get ideas written, even if they aren’t spelled correctly or written perfectly.

The second piece of writing for the year is another personal narrative, which is a personal story or memory that involves the author. It is not fictional or made-up. This personal narrative is due Friday, October 11. Your student should be drafting at this time.

Math: We reviewed using patterns to solve number stories.

Science: We started an experiment to test if a magnet’s force can attract through various objects (paper, plastic, cotton, wood, steel).

The Energy Fair is tomorrow, Friday, September 27 (more details here)!

Social Studies: Students worked in groups to complete a flowchart about how limited resources and unlimited wants create scarcity, lead to choices and create an opportunity cost.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 1
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 3
  • Magnets moved this week (goal: TBD): 10

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


  • The Energy Fair is this Friday, September 27.
  • After School Detention is on Monday, September 30 from 4-6 pm for students with missing work or unfinished tasks.
  • Visit our new Links page! Keep track of all the websites we use for learning, or try something new.
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, behavior, assignments, and attendance online.

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

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