Class activities for Tuesday, March 21

Spelling: We practiced forming plural words today. This will be the skill on tomorrow’s spelling test.

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

Reading: We practiced our class play today. Students also planned their Literature Circles daily reading assignments in their groups.

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 95% of their word goal; you can check JupiterGrades to see how much your student has completed (updated Friday). 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: We practiced simplifying fractions today. Homework is to practice math for at least 15 minutes using MobyMax Math or Khan Academy.

Science: We read about Newton’s law of motion. Today, we learned about inertia and how objects are rest tend to stay at rest, and objects at motion tend to stay in motion, unless a force is acting on the object.

Social Studies: None today due to extra time with science.

Notes:

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

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