Class activities for Monday, February 25

Spelling: None this week due to working on our Leadership Notebooks.

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

Reading: Students received their play parts and we did a table reading of the script.

Writing: We started our next project, a novel writing project. Your student will be writing and publishing their own novel (or second one)! We worked on prewriting today.

The novel project is due Monday, April 1. Homework is work on writing for at least 15 minutes.

Novel Writing Project 2019

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 ( to make use of the word count feature. Final novels will be uploaded to 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: Students worked on the Multiplication and Division unit test today. This will be our final class work day on this topic, but students will unfinished skills can continue to work at home. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We started to learn about how water is recycled on earth and used over and over.

Social Studies: We read about some of the jobs colonists would have had and how the jobs depended on nearby natural resources.

Character Strength: We are learning about zest and love of learning this week.


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

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