October 24th, 2017
Spelling: None today.
Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 19-21 are available and are due Friday.
Reading: This is a reading skills week. Students worked on MobyMax Reading Stories today.
Writing: We talked about writing moment by moment action, instead of skipping over a lot of action details. We starting writing a scene as a class with moment by moment action. Here’s what we wrote together:
I was walking down the street to my grandma’s. I turned the corner and saw a creepy house. It had holes in the roof and the windows were cracked. The door was hanging by one hinge. On the roof, I thought I saw a shadowy figure. It made me shiver. But I was so tempted to explore this eerie dwelling.
I crept down the driveway toward the steps. When I got closer, I noticed it was dimly lit, and I could barely see the door. I saw some lights flickering inside the windows.
I stepped on the stairs, and one of them broke. My foot fell into the hole and I felt something was touching my foot.
“Ow!” I screamed. “What has got my foot?”
I tried to pull my foot out of the hole, and my shoe came off. I bent down, reached my hand in to the hole, and I grabbed my shoe. I pulled it out of the whole and put it back on.
“What was down there?” I said. “‘I’m so glad I got my shoe back. My dad would ground me if I came back with only one shoe!” I said to myself.
Students also worked on drafting for a final day in class. A personal narrative is due Monday, November 6. Your student should be finished drafting tonight with about a full page. Homework is to work on writing for 15 minutes and to finish drafting.
Science: None today due to extra time with social studies.
Social Studies: We learned about levels of government. We also learned that the federal government has certain powers, the state government has certain powers, and some powers are shared. We took notes about how government affects us. Homework is to finish the How does government affect me? page if not finished from class.
- Our class is having a Hawaiian Beach Bash on Friday, November 3, from 12:30-3:30. Here’s our list if you can you volunteer, donate, or help out?
- Have you helped your student plan a Daily Homework Time? This is a daily (Monday through Thursday) time of 40 minutes for students to work on math, writing, math facts, cursive, or other homework. Maybe it’s right after school, or at 5 pm, or right after dinner. The idea is that your student is working each day on something to make them smarter. Here is a sample schedule and more ideas.
- 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 Jupiter Ed.
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.