March 5th, 2018
Spelling: None today.
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due Friday.
Reading: We read a historical fiction story about how the invention of the telephone changed lives.
Writing: Students published their persuasive letter today by emailing to someone that could help with their idea.
We also started our next project, our final fiction piece of the year. Each student has a daily writing goal of 100-400 words. The novel project is due Wednesday, March 28. Look below for more details. Your student should be prewriting now. You can check JupiterGrades in the future to see how much your student has completed (updated Friday, but your student will be able to show you their latest count). Homework is work on writing for at least 15 minutes.
Novel Writing Project 2018
The final piece of the 3rd Marking Period will be our final fiction project of the year. Students will write and publish a novel. Each student will write their own novel, with a word goal minimum of 1,000-4,000 words, based on their reading level (each student’s minimum writing goal is equal to their reading level multiplied by 500). The novels will be written in Google Docs (docs.google.com) to make use of the word count feature. Final novels will be uploaded to Lulu.com and published as paperback books, which can be purchased for reasonable prices. So yes, students will actually write and publish their own novels. This project is based on the National Novel Writing Month Young Writers program.
Math: We started Multiplication Madness tournament today. Teams will play each other in a competition to answer multiplication facts the quickest. We’ll have a tournament at the end of the week to see who our class champions are! Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.
Science: We reviewed our last experiment and learned that electrical circuits are a path for electricity to follow.
Social Studies: Students predicted what businesses will make based on what people are demanding. Homework is to finish the Prediction Chart. Also, there will be a market economy miniquiz this week.
- Spring conferences are March 6-8. View, edit, or sign up for a conference here.
- The Read-a-Thon Mackinac trip fundraiser is Friday, March 9. Donations go toward each student’s trip account. Students can bring a blanket, pillow, and snack.
- 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.