October 11th, 2016
Spelling: None today due to students reviewing their last writing grade and making a log of good traits to continue and improvements to make for next time.
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due on Fridays.
Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles.
Writing: We talked editing for paragraphs by adding paragraphs for any new changes in a story:
- new characters
- new actions
- new times
- new places
- new character speaking
Students also worked on editing today. A personal narrative will be due Monday, October 17; your student should be editing revising at this point for spelling, capitals, punctuation, sentence sense, paragraphs.
Math: We practiced using decimal grids to model addition. Students also worked in Khan Academy or MobyMax to work on rounding or other decimal skills. Homework is to practice math for at least 15 minutes using MobyMax Math or Khan Academy.
Science: We talked about our class science grades so far. More than half the class has a D or E in science for these reasons:
- Not doing science analysis question homework, or
- Writing short, skimpy answers, or
- Not reading the questions carefully and not answering what is being asked.
Students can fix these problems in these ways:
- Start doing all science homework. We only have science homework one or two times a week, if that.
- Write longer answers.
- Reading carefully and answer what is being asked.
- Correct any low scores by making corrections on a piece of paper and turning it in. Students will earn a half-point for each point corrected.
Social Studies: Students worked on the chapter 1 test again today. A few students will need to finish their test at home or at recess. Students working at home can use their etext or even a Google search for answers, but not another human being.
- Tomorrow is a late start day. School begins at 11 am.
- The Fall Harvest Family Night is October 27 from 6-8 pm.
- Pajama Drive: our school is collecting donations of money or pajamas. Donations will be given to the Salvation Army to provide for children in need. Please consider how you can help and thank you for those that have already contributed.
- Have you set up a Daily Homework Time for your student? Consider 15 minutes of math, 15 minutes of writing, and 20 minutes of something else to make a brain smarter!
- 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.
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.