Class activities for Monday, September 19

Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: We practiced two more reading strategies today: visualizing and determining importance. In Literature Circles, students will show their visualizing by drawing illustrations, and they will show that they can identify important passages by writing about parts of a text and why they selected that part. Students also turned in their notebooks for a grade.

Writing: We talked about proving ideas by using details. For example, if a student says a place if fun, prove it!. Is a ride scary, prove with with talking and visual details! Is a park beautiful, prove it! Details make a writing more specific and interesting to read.

Students also worked on their draft. Homework is for students to finish their draft of at least half a page. The first piece of writing, a personal narrative, will be due on Friday, September 23. Your student should be nearing the end of their draft by now. Also, students were provided with a colored file folder. I asked students to decorate the folder with stickers, pictures, clippings, or drawings and to return by Friday to be laminated. This will be each student’s writing portfolio for the year.

Math: We practiced converting fractions to decimals and vice versa today. We also used MobyMax Math to continue to work on decimal and place value skills. Homework is to practice math for at least 15 minutes using MobyMax Math or something else.

Science: Students worked with a partner to complete the Solving Problems-Save Fred! experiment. Homework is to finish writing details steps on how each group solved the Save Fred problem, and to finish analysis questions 1 and 3 on p. 7. Students should write all notes in their science notebooks. Also, I shared a digital copy of our science book to each student. They can find it in their Google Drive.

Social Studies: We learned today that Asians migrated to America from Russia over a land bridge that appeared in the past when ocean levels were lower.

Notes:

  • Our BioBlitz field trip in Friday, September 23 from 9:15-2:30. Students will need a sack lunch and a blanket (optional). We can take a few chaperones, but please have the volunteer form completed and turned in to the office if interested.
  • Here is important information from the chromebook meeting. If you are purchasing insurance, please do that by September 21.
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View links to all the websites we use in class.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.

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

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