Class activities for Wednesday, March 15

Spelling: Students worked on MobyMax Vocabulary for spelling practice today.

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

Reading: Students previewed new Literature Circles books today and rated their top choices.

Writing: Students worked on drafting 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. Look below for more details. Your student should be drafting at this point and have reached about 60% of their word goal; you can check JupiterGrades to see how much your student has completed (updated yesterday). 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.

Math: Students continued to work on order of operations skills at MobyMax and Khan Academy. Homework is to practice math for at least 15 minutes using MobyMax Math or Khan Academy, focusing especially on order of operation skills.

Science: We reviewed our last two experiments about the effect speed and mass has on collisions. We learned that the faster the speed, and the higher the mass, the greater the force of the collision. This video sums it up:

Social Studies: Today was a reading skills and AR practice day.

Notes:

  • Light Larry practice and performance times:
    • All the remaining practices are dress rehearsals.
    • 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.

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

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