Class activities for Tuesday, January 13

Spelling: We practiced spelling words that contain the ie or ei pattern. There is usually no rule or trick that works with all these words; the best way to spell them is to use your spelling conscience to see if they look correct, and write the word another way if it doesn’t.

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

Reading: Today was a reading skills practice day using MobyMax. We also reviewed the results of our latest STAR Reading test:

As you can see, our overall trend for the last two years is positive. This year, we’ve increased our average reading level from 4.7 to 5.3. Yet, our large drop on the last STAR test can be seen above. We still have time to reach our goal, and students stated today that they want to continue working to reach it. Reading 20 minutes a night at home and reading thoughtfully in school will help us.

Writing: Students completed revising conferences today.

Our next writing project is 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 16. Students should be finished with their draft and revising at this point.

Choose Your Own Adventure Resources

Math: We practiced dividing multiples of tens by using mental math tricks. For example, to divide 250 / 50, the problem can be written as 25 tens / 5 tens. Written this way, it’s easier to see that this problem is like 25 / 5, so 250 / 50 = 5. Here are some division skills we’ve been working on lately:

Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes or more using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: Students completed a MiniQuiz today about activities 2-4.

Social Studies: We learned about the lost colony of Roanoke and started to learn about Jamestown. Homework is to finish notebook p. 34.


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

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