November 13th, 2017
Spelling: We talked about breaking words into syllables or pieces to help spell longer words.
Cursive: Cursive worksheet pp. 30-32 are available and are due Friday.
Reading: Students completed STAR Reading tests today. Here are the class results so far this year. We dropped a little, but still have a large positive trend and are on schedule to pass our yearly class goal early.
Writing: We talked about adding “inner story” details about thoughts and feelings. These are things that are inside a character and won’t be known unless the writer adds the details.
Students also worked on drafting. Our next piece of writing is a fiction story due Monday, November 27. Your student should be drafting at this point and should have over half a page typed. Homework is to work on writing for 15 minutes.
Math: Students continued to work on rounding and place value skills at Khan Academy. We are close to moving to the next topic in math, and some students still have unfinished rounding and place value skills. Ask your student to show you their progress so far this year.
Science: Students worked on their Space Fashion Show scripts again today. (more details and a sample script). The Space Fashion Show is our final project of our space unit. Students are working in groups to write a fashion show script that tells about the sun, moon, or earth (click here to find your student’s group script). One student from each group will “model” a costume of the sun, moon, or earth. The Space Fashion Show is Tuesday, November 21 at 2 pm in the small gym. Family members are invited!
Social Studies: We reviewed the powers of each branch of the government.
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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.