Class activities for Monday, February 13

Spelling: We reviewed contractions today; this will be the skill tested on tomorrow’s spelling test.

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

Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles.

Writing: Today we started our next writing project, a persuasive letter about improving our country. We’ll review core democratic values this week and start writing the letter next week, including these parts:

  1. Introduction describing a public policy problem in America (vaccines, fighting ISIS, body cameras for police officers, healthy foods for schools, etc.).
  2. Their opinion about a solution to the problem.
  3. Some kind of data to support their opinion.
  4. At least one core democratic value to support their opinion.
  5. A conclusion restating their data and opinion.

A persuasive Letter to the Editor (guidelines) about a public policy issue facing the US will be due Friday, March 3.

Resources:

Math: We practiced decimal division skills today using MobyMax Math. Homework is to practice math for at least 15 minutes using MobyMax Math or Khan Academy.

Here are some skills that should be leveled up at this point:

Science: We completed an inventory of our traits to see how we are alike and different. Homework is to make a bar graph of the team data collected in class.

Social Studies: We finished a Dear America episode about slavery today

Notes:

  • Middle school course request sheets are due tomorrow, February 14.
  • Our Feb Factor Valentine’s Party is Thursday, February 16. Here’s our volunteer and guest list.
  • Our class will be performing a class play in March. Here are the after school class practice and performance times. Hopefully getting the schedule early will allow everyone to work out scheduling conflicts.
  • 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.

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

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