Class activities for Wednesday, November 20

Spelling: We learned that digraphs are when two consonants are combined to make a new sound. We practiced these digraphs: sh, th, wh, ch, ph, as in the words, show, there, what, chair, phone.

Cursive: Cursive workbook pp. 43-45 are due Friday.

Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles. Some groups worked on determining importance as a reading strategy.

Writing: We learned about using choice adjectives to help describe in writing. Students also started editing their writing.

Our current piece of writing is a fiction story, due Monday, November 25 (new date). Your students should be editing at this time.

Math: We practiced representing the place value of numbers using pictures of blocks, with numbers, and with expanded notation. Journal P3-1 corresponds to our practice in class. Students also used MobyMax to work on their current math skills.

Science: None today due to practicing for the fourth grade musical.

Social Studies: None today due to practicing for the fourth grade musical.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 1
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 0
  • Magnets moved this week (goal: 9): 2
  • Hours with no magnets (Last time: 22): 3

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


  • The Fourth Grade Musical is this Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 pm. Students will meet in class no later than 7:15 pm. Dress for the concert is business casual; no jeans or t-shirts, please.
  • Our field trip to the Michigan Capitol and Historical Museum is Thursday, December 5. At this time, we have filled our chaperone spaces.
  • Visit our 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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