March 7th, 2017
Spelling: We learned about rules for making plural nouns today.
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due on Fridays.
Reading: We practiced our class reading play today.
Writing: Students worked on prewriting their novel today, focusing on writing a summary of the main problem and solution of the story. 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. Look below for more details. Your student should be prewriting at this point. Homework is work on writing for at least 15 minutes.
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.
Science: We completed an experiment about understanding motion graphs. Homework is to finish analysis questions 1-5 on pp. 14-15.
Social Studies: We started to learn about the tensions between the colonists and the government of England. Today, we learned that England raised taxes in the colonies and that made the colonists upset.
- Spring conferences are March 7-9. Here is the schedule.
- Light Larry practice and performance times:
- Monday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 15
- Monday, March 20, Wednesday, March 22, Thursday, March 23
- Monday, March 27
- The performance is Tuesday, March 28
- 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.