November 9th, 2016
Spelling: None today due students getting new seats and team captains.
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due on Fridays.
Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles. In an effort to improve the quality of our discussions, we used the fishbowl method to observe good discussions. Students sat in a circle around a group, and we watched them having a discussion. Hopefully, students learn good habits by watching others and will have better discussions on our next discussion day.
Writing: We talked writing a fiction story so that it’s clear what the main character wants and what the problem is that needs to be solved.
Students also continued prewriting today. Our next piece of writing is a fiction narrative, due Monday, November 28. Homework is to finish prewriting, including planning the characters, plot of the story, and the settings.
Math: We practiced multi-digit multiplication again today using Khan Academy. Students that previously leveled-up on this skill worked with a partner to help them with their multiplicatin skills. Homework is to practice math for at least 15 minutes using MobyMax Math or Khan Academy and to level up on any remaining multiplication skills (shown below).
Here are some Khan Academy topics your students should be finished with by now:
- Multiplication Without Regrouping
- Multiplication With Regrouping
- Multiplying 2-Digit Numbers
- Multi-Digit Multiplication
Science: None today. Homework from Monday was for students to finish analysis questions 1-6 on p. 31. Also, any corrections to the last science quiz are due on Friday. Quiz answers can be found at JupiterGrades in the Tests & Lessons section.
Social Studies: We used this time to discuss the election results and to review branches of government and separation of powers.
- Fall conferences are November 15-17. View, edit, or sign up for conferences online.
- Here are some pics from the Hawaiian Beach Bash.
- Have you set 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.