March 1st, 2017
Spelling: We reviewed common spelling patterns for the /k/ sound.
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due on Fridays.
Reading: Students completed a STAR Reading test today.
Writing: We talked about asking a question of the reader in the introduction (Have you ever seen…?) or having the reading picture a situation (imagine a land where…). This helps the reader visualize a problem or a solution. It’s telling a small story to interest the reader.
Students also worked on revising conferences. At this point, student should be revising their persuasive letter (here’s a student example and another example). Homework is work on revising for at least 15 minutes.
A persuasive Letter to the Editor (guidelines) about a public policy issue facing the US will be due Friday, March 3.
Science: Students worked in their teams to plan an experiment to test what happens to the speed of the cart if it is started from different positions on a ramp.
Social Studies: We used this time for extra science today, learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly.
- 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.
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.