Class activities for Wednesday, March 1

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.


Math: Today learned about the order of operations in math, focusing on solving math inside parentheses first. Homework is to practice math for at least 15 minutes using MobyMax Math or Khan Academy.

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.

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

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