Class activities for Thursday, February 23

Spelling: Students worked on making Words to Learn lists from words missed on the last spelling test.

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

Reading: Students auditioned for our class play today by reading parts.

Writing: Students continued to work on prewriting for their persuasive letter (here’s a student example). Homework is to finish prewriting 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 tried to take a STAR Math test today, but it was interrupted by a lockdown drill. Homework is to practice math for at least 15 minutes using MobyMax Math or Khan Academy.

Science: We learned about how fossils show that some organisms have remained the same over time, and some creatures that lived long ago are now extinct. Fossils are created when animals or plants are buried rapidly, usually in some type of catastrophe (flood, landslide, volcanic eruption).

Social Studies: We finished learning about the French and Indian War; France lost to the British and was expelled from their territory.

Notes:

  • Our school is looking for some volunteers to help with the book fair March 7-10 during the school day. Please contact me if you can help.
  • Spring conferences are March 7-9. Here is the schedule.
  • 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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