September 14th, 2017
Spelling: Today was a preview of upcoming spelling words.
Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 1-3 are available in class and due on Friday.
Reading: Students received new reading books today.
Writing: We talked about focusing on the best part of a story to tell. For example a student might want to write about Christmas break, but then focus on New Year’s Eve, and then zoom in to focus on just the evening of New Year’s Eve. Focusing on the best part let’s the writer spend their time on what is important.
Students also started typing their draft today using Google Docs. Homework is to continue drafting for 15 minutes. Your student can access their writing by going to Google Docs on a computer, tablet or phone and signing in with their Grand Blanc email address and password.
A personal narrative is due Monday, September 25. Your student should be drafting at this point.
Also, your student has received a colored file folder with their name written on the tab. Please have your student decorate the portfolio with pictures, drawings, stickers, magazine clippings, cards, or other things that can lay flat. This will be your student’s writing portfolio for finished work. Decorated portfolios are due Friday so they can be laminated.
Science: We started an experiment to learn about what the size of the moon is compared to the earth.
Students can also be working on their Energy Fair project. Here are the Energy Fair directions. The Energy Fair project is due Friday, September 29.
Social Studies: Today was a leadership lesson. We thought about what good leaders do, who some good leaders are, and how our class can be leaders in the school.
Character: Our focus on character this week has been about the idea that “Other People Matter.” We’ve talked about cheering for the success of others, thinking about our words and actions, helping people when they struggle, and giving people attention.
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