November 29th, 2016
Spelling: We practiced writing irregular verbs and base words today (e.g., keep/kept, speak/spoke, drive/drove).
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due on Fridays.
Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles; some groups worked on summarizing as a reading strategy.
Writing: We talked more about prewriting the plot in the beginning, middle, and ending. We also talked about having a few main characters and not too many, and also about summarizing the problem so that it’s clear what the story is about.
Students continued 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.
Math: Students continued to review division skills, focusing on dividing with dividends and quotients that contain a zero. Homework is to practice math for at least 15 minutes using MobyMax Math or Khan Academy.
Here are some Khan Academy topics your students should be finished with by now:
- Divide by 1-digit numbers (no remainders)
- Zeros in the dividend (no remainders)
- Zeros in the quotient (no remainders)
Science: Students completed the experiment they designed yesterday. Homework is to complete analysis questions 5, 6, and 8 on p. 41.
Social Studies: We read about how Jamestown was backed by investors who were looking to make a profit from goods produced at Jamestown.
- 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.