Class activities for Thursday, December 19

Spelling: We reviewed soft syllable endings, such as in the words mountain, fountain, certain, again. These words are spelling surprises because the endings aren’t pronounced like they are written.

Cursive: Cursive workbook pp. 60-62 are due on Friday after break.

Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles. Some students worked on summarizing and using context clues as reading strategies.

Writing: Students continued drafting for our next writing project, 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. Students will publish their adventure as a website at See below for more details.

This project is due Friday, January 17. Students should be drafting the beginning of their adventure story at this point.

Choose Your Own Adventure Resources

Math: Students worked on finished addition, subtraction, place value, and rounding skills in Khan Academy.

Science: We reviewed our last experiment about light and energy.

Social Studies: We started to learn about the global economy and imports.

Behavior Update:

  • Yellow magnets: 2
  • Orange magnets: 0
  • Red magnets: 0
  • STAR Awards: 0
  • Magnets moved this week (goal: 9): 11
  • Hours with no magnets (Last time: 3): 2

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


  • 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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