Class activities for Tuesday, December 10

Spelling: None today.

Cursive: Cursive workbook pp. 52-57 are due on Monday.

Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles. Some students worked on visualizing and determining importance as reading strategies.

Writing: We reviewed when to make new paragraphs:

  • new speaker
  • new time
  • new place
  • new action
  • new idea

We also talked about three interesting ways to begin a story, which is called a lead:

  • a talking lead that starts with a character talking
  • a visual lead that describes what a character or place looks like
  • an action lead that describes an important action that happens at the beginning of the story

Our current piece of writing is a fiction story, due Monday, December 16. Your student should be revising by now.

Math: Students completed a math test today about place value and rounding.

Science: We played a game to review for tomorrow’s science test about electricity.

Social Studies: Students worked in groups to form a timeline of important events in Michigan’s automotive history. We also learned about how assembly lines use specialization and division of labor to make more products.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 1
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 0
  • Magnets moved this week (goal: 9): 1
  • Hours with no magnets (Last time: 6): 3

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


  • We visit the book fair tomorrow!
  • Our Mexican Fiesta is Friday, December 20 from 11-2. Family members are invited to attend and help with serving. See our volunteer list and add your name to the guest list.
  • 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, report cards, 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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