Class activities for Monday, September 26

Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles; groups discussed their questions, connections, passages and illustrations they wrote during the last reading day.

Writing: None today due to our picture day appointment. We’ll be starting a new personal narrative this week. 

Math: We practiced identifying the value of a digit in a decimal using place value. For example, in the number 5.324, the 4 is worth 4 thousandths and the 3 is worth 3 tenths. Students also used MobyMax Math to practice this or other math skills. Homework is to practice math for at least 15 minutes using MobyMax Math or something else.

Science: We listened to a live NASA telecast about a surprising discovery on Europa, a moon of Jupiter. We’ll be learning about the solar system in the spring, so this was a sneak peak.about the solar system in the  None today due to our BioBlitz field trip.

We also finished learning about the discovery of the cause of Pellagra, a little-known disease. Students completed notes in their science book about the documentary we watched. They also started working on the analysis questions found on pp.9-10. Homework is to finish analysis 1-6 (all parts) on pp.9-10.

Social Studies: Students reviewed what they’ve learned about early American civilizations, what their cultures were like, and how they survived in their environments. Students also completed a MiniQuiz. Homework is to finish all parts of Lesson 1: Ancient American Civilizations, which is an online lesson located here.

Notes:

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

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