Class activities for Friday, February 24

Spelling: Students finished working 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: Today was a reading skills and AR practice day.

Writing: Students worked on prewriting conferences for their persuasive letter (here’s a student example and another example). Students also started to draft their letter. Homework is to work on drafting 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: Students completed a STAR Math test today. Homework is to practice math for at least 15 minutes using MobyMax Math or Khan Academy.

Science: Students received new books about the topic of force and motion, and we’ll start our first experiment about measuring speed next week.

Social Studies: Students completed a digital review and quiz about the French and Indian War. We’ll have a test about life in the colonies, slavery, and the French and Indian War next week.

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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