April 24th, 2017
Spelling: None today.
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due on Fridays.
Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles. Some groups worked on making inferences as a reading strategy.
Writing: We talked using a comparison to help readers understand a point of information. For example, if a hippo weighs 6,000 pounds, that could be compared to about 20 football linebackers. Making that comparison helps a reader to understand the number given.
Students also worked on revising conferences and revising. Students will share their research as a digital presentation during our I-Search Conference on May 2. Homework is to continue revising on slides for their presentation.
Recent skills we’ve worked on:
- Common denominators
- Add fractions with unlike denominators
- Subtract fractions with unlike denominators
Science: We started our final topic of the year: astronomy. We made a graph of how daylight hours and sun angle in the sky change during different seasons. We noticed that there is more daylight in the summer and the sun’s angle is higher in the sky, which there is less daylight and the sun’s angle is lower in the winter. Homework is to finish analysis questions 1-7 on p. 26.
Social Studies: We learned about the Battle of Saratoga, an important victory for the Continental Army. After that, France decided to help the colonists with supplies and money.
- A Parent Math Lab class is scheduled for Thursday, April 27 from 6-7 pm. It’s free and will help provide tips for working with your student on math.
- 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.