January 14th, 2019
Spelling: We used this time to work on our Leadership Notebook today.
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due Fridays.
Reading: We read expository passages today about how butterflies and moths use wing patterns to survive, and also about patterns in rocks.
Writing: Students continued to draft their adventure story. We talked about making sure each scene is long enough to have some talking, action, and visual details.
This Choose Your Own Adventure fiction gamebook project is due Wednesday, January 23. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Students should write at least one or two new scenes each day in order to finish on time.
Choose Your Own Adventure Resources
- Here are some good student examples:
- Look through the Underground Railroad Interactive History Adventure book (hint: search for “the end” to see some of the endings of the book).
- Look at some examples of different kinds of endings in a Choose Your Own Adventure Story.
- Play Zork, or Oregon Trail.
- Find a complete list of resources here.
Math: We practiced estimating division problems today. Our average class progress is 59%, with a goal of 97% by January 25. Some students are very behind. Ask your student to show you their progress. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.
Science: We read more about how people can cause water shortages by polluting water, overuse, or overpopulating drought-prone areas.
Social Studies: We finished reading about the Pilgrims and Puritans today..
Character Strength: We are learning about optimism this week.
- Is your student doing a Daily Homework Time?
Here’sa sample schedule and more ideas to get started.
- Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
- The second marking period ends on January 25.
- View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.