Class activities for Monday, March 6

Spelling: We used letter cards to form words that used ce or ci spelling patterns for the /s/ sound.

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

Reading: We used today to get ready for new Literature Circles books.

Writing: Students worked on prewriting their novel today. Our current project is our final fiction piece of the year. Each student has a daily writing goal of 200-400 words. The novel project is due Wednesday, March 29. Your student should be prewriting at this point. Look below for more details.

Novel Writing Project 2017

The final piece of the 3rd Marking Period will be our final fiction project of the year. Students will write and publish a novel. Each student will write their own novel, with a word goal minimum of 2,000-4,000 words, based on their reading level (each student’s minimum writing goal is equal to their reading level multiplied by 500). The novels will be written in Google Docs (docs.google.com) to make use of the word count feature. Final novels will be uploaded to Lulu.com and published as paperback books, which can be purchased for reasonable prices. So yes, students will actually write and publish their own novels. This project is based on the National Novel Writing Month Young Writers program.

Homework is work on writing for at least 15 minutes.

Math: We practiced order of operations skills today that involved nested parentheses (e.g., {5+[3*(2+3)+8]*5} using MobyMax Math. Homework is to practice math for at least 15 minutes using MobyMax Math or Khan Academy.

Science: We reviewed our last experiment about calculating the speed of a cart.

Social Studies: None today due to art.

Notes:

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

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