Class activities for Tuesday, October 23

Spelling: Students worked on Words to Learn lists by correcting their missed spelling words.

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

Reading: We read an article today about how and why America became its own country.

Writing: We talked today about how to use an action beat. That’s like a speaker tag, but gives an action detail rather than tells who said something. Like this:

“Who did this?” My mom stared at the streams of toilet paper hanging from the trees in our front yard.

The bold sentence is an action beat that shows what the character was doing as they spoke. Action beats are a way to add style to a story.

Students also worked on drafting today. Today was the last class drafting day. A personal narrative is due Sunday, November 4. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Your student should be finished with their draft tonight.

Math: We started our next topic. Today’s skill was learning common fractions and decimals. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: None today due to extra time with the social studies test.

Social Studies: Today was a test about American Indians, how they survived, how they adapted, and what their cultures were like.

Character Strength: We are learning about perspective this week.

Notes:

  • The Harvest Festival is Monday, October 29 from 6-8 pm!
  • Our class Hawaiian Beach Bash party is Friday, November 2, from 12:30-3:30. Here’s our volunteer and guest list. We are looking for family members to help with food serving and games.
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.
  • Sign up for a fall conference here.

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

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