Class activities for Wednesday, October 24

Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: We learned some new strategies today:

  • Reread when things are confusing.
  • When an article talks about problems, it will usually follow that with talking about solutions.
  • Context clues can help solve unknown words. The clue is usually right after the word, after a comma or the word or.

Writing: We talked more about speaker tags and action beats. Here are some options:

  • “I see dead people,” I said.
  • “I see dead people,” I said as I was walking through the cemetery.
  • “I see dead people,” I said, walking through the cemetery.
  • “I see dead people.” I walked slowly through the cemetery, my¬†eyes darting everywhere.

Students also worked on revising today. 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 by now and starting to make changes.

Math: We practiced estimating addition by rounding. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We tested what plants need for food by using a simulation. We noticed that plants need light, water, and carbon dioxide to make new matter. Plants also need nutrients to be fully healthy, but they can make food matter without nutrients.

Social Studies: None today.

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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