Class activities for Tuesday, March 3

Spelling: None today.

Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due Friday.

Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles. Students read a historical fiction story about a past technology.

Writing: Students worked on prewriting for their novel.

Our current project is the 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 played three Multiplication Madness games today to practice multiplication facts. We also started working on division skills. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We reviewed our matter science test today.

Social Studies: Students completed a MiniQuiz about features of a market economy.

Character Strength: We are learning about social intelligence again this week.

Notes:

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.

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