Class activities for Thursday, October 13

Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: None today due to extra time with science. We’ll have an extra reading time tomorrow.

Writing: Students worked on editing conferences and publishing today. A personal narrative will be due Monday, October 17; your student should be editing or publishing at this point

Math: We practiced drawing pictures to help understand number stories. Students also worked in MobyMax Math on decimal and place value skills. Homework is to practice math for at least 15 minutes using MobyMax Math or Khan Academy.

Science: The World Health Organization is proposing a tax on sugary pops and drinks. So, we talked about how liquid sugar is digested by our body and how it causes so many negative effects. We read this article about why liquid sugar is the worst. It summarizes several studies showing that even one pop a day can have negative health effects related to diabetes and heart disease. In America, we are trained that pop and food go together. And some fruit juices have even more sugar and calories than pop. But water, tea, or milk are much better drink options. Students spent some time thinking about goals they would like to make in the area of how much liquid sugar they will be putting into their bodies. Ask your student what goal they set, and while you are at it, consider how much liquid sugar you are drinking, too. According to science, one pop a day is too much if you want to improve your health.

Social Studies: Students received social studies books today. We started to learn about European explorers and why they came to the New World.

Notes:

  • 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.

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

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