November 6th, 2017
Spelling: We reviewed common spelling patterns for the long /i/ sound.
Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 25, 26, 29 are available and are due Friday.
Reading: We are focusing on animal stories again this week, and the genre focus is dramas. Today, we ready about a diligent ant and a lazy grasshopper. We also learned about on asking questions, what a drama is, and how to use antonyms to solve unknown words.
Writing: We talked today about how to make characters seem real by adding visual details to describe them, showing how they act, writing dialogue for them, and showing how the other characters react to them.
Students also started prewriting today. Our next piece of writing is a fiction story due Monday, November 27. Your student should be prewriting at this point, including planning characters, places, and what happens in the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Homework is to work on writing for 15 minutes.
Math: We practiced place value skills today, focusing on how to multiply and divide by 10.
Here are some skills we’ve been working on lately:
- Math Patterns 2
- Intro to place value
- Write whole numbers in expanded form
- Write numbers in written form
- Creating largest or smallest number
- Place value blocks
- Multiply and divide by 10
Science: We reviewed how the earth and moon rotate and revolve.
Social Studies: We learned how all three branches are involved with laws in our country, but how each branch has their own powers.
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- 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.
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- View grades, assignments, and attendance at Jupiter Ed.
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.