November 28th, 2016
Spelling: We practiced adding prefixes onto base words to change their meaning.
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due on Fridays.
Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles.
Writing: Students started prewriting for our next piece of writing, another fiction narrative, due Friday, December 16. Homework is to work on writing for at least 15 minutes. Your student should be prewriting the plot, characters, and setting at this point.
Here are some Khan Academy topics your students should be finished with by now:
- Multiplying 2-Digit Numbers
- Multi-Digit Multiplication
- Divide by taking out factors of 10
- Divide by 1-digit numbers (no remainders)
- Zeros in the dividend (no remainders)
Science: Students started working on the Data Toss Part 2 experiment. Today, partners had the task of designing their own experiment testing something about throwing and catching a ball, writing a procedure, writing a data table, and making a hypothesis for the experiment. Tomorrow, students will complete their experiment. Homework is to finish planning the experiment and writing the procedure, data table, and hypothesis, if not done in class.
Social Studies: Each team received a poinsettia to take care of. We learned more about the poinsettia, including why it is named that way, where it is from, and if it is really poisonous (spoiler alert: it’s not). This is part of our activities leading up to our Mexican Fiesta in December.
- The Pizza Kit Camp Fundraiser is due December 2.
- 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.