December 19th, 2017
Spelling: Today was a preview of upcoming spelling words.
Cursive: No cursive assignment this week.
Reading: Students completed a STAR Reading test today.
Writing: Students continued prewriting by selecting an adventure topic, then planning the main character, the problem and solution, and the places of the story.
Our next writing project is a Choose Your Own Adventure fiction gamebook. Students will write a fiction adventure story with choices that the reader can make. Each choice can change how the story turns out. Students will publish their adventure as a website at Google Sites. See below for more details. Homework is to prewrite for 15 minutes.
This project is due Tuesday, January 23. Some ideas and resources are below:
Choose Your Own Adventure Resources
- See examples of Choose Your Own Adventure fiction websites here and here.
- Here are some good student examples:
- Look at an Underground Railroad Choose Your Own Adventure website.
- Look through the Underground Railroad Interactive History Adventure book (hint: search for “the end” to see some of the endings of the book).
- Look at some examples of different kinds of endings in a Choose Your Own Adventure Story.
- View the titles of all the Choose Your Own Adventure books to get adventure topic ideas.
- Play Zork, a text-based computer game. Here is a list of commands and directions. Here is a map of the dungeon if you get stuck or lost.
- Play Oregon Trail, another text-based computer game.
Find a complete list of resources here.
Math: We practiced multiplying by using place value. For example, for 5 x 76, the problem can be split into 5 x 70 and 5 x 6. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.
Science: We reviewed common temperature benchmarks (water boiling, water freezing, room temperature, body temperature) and wrote notes in our minibooks.
Social Studies: Students completed a district social studies test about government.
- Our Mexican Fiesta is Wednesday, December 20 from 9 am to noon. Here is our volunteer list to see what your student volunteer for or if you would like to be added to the guest list to help at the party.
- Have you helped your student plan a Daily Homework Time?
- 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.