Class activities for Monday, September 17

Spelling: None today. We used this time to discuss some class expectations and what types of topics that are fine to discuss. Romantic topics are inappropriate for a workplace and distract from our main task of making our brains smarter. I’ve asked the class to help with this to keep us focused and not distracted on side issues.

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

Reading: We read two realistic fiction stories today about people that recognized a need and did something to help out.

Writing: We talked about adding details to writing to prove what the writer is saying. For example, if the writer says a ride was exciting, prove it with some action or talking! If a gift was great, prove it! If a haunted house was scary, prove it with visual details and creepy sounds. Details make the writing more realistic.

Students also continued drafting their personal narrative today. Your student should be finishing the ending today. With this first piece of writing, a half page is the suggested minimum, but students may need to write more to make the story feel finished. A personal narrative is due Monday, September 24.  Homework is to continue drafting for 15 minutes and to finish drafting with a beginning, middle, and ending.

Math: None today due to art. Homework is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: None today due to extra social studies.

Social Studies: Today was Constitution Day. We reviewed the Bill of Rights and how important the constitution is. Then we watched a short movie called Future Fright: Losing the Bill of Rights. It was about a future America and what it would be like without the Bill of Rights. Needless to say, it was terrible. The people did not have freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right to protest or assembly, the right to a speedy trial. They had cruel punishments and lost all freedom. The movie dramatically showed why our constitution is so important.

Character Strength: We are learning about curiosity this week.

Notes:

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.

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