Class activities for Tuesday, March 5

Spelling: None today due to working on our Leadership Notebooks.

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

Reading: Today was a reading skills practice day with MobyMax Skills Literature and Informational.

Writing: We talked about writing balanced scenes that have some talking, action, and visual details in them. Students also worked on drafting. Each student has a daily word count goal of 150-350 words. Working a little each day will help students to finish on time.

The novel project is due Monday, April 1. Homework is work on writing for at least 15 minutes daily during the week. Your student should be drafting by now.

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 (docs.google.com) to make use of the word count feature. Final novels will be uploaded to Lulu.com 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: We practiced adding fractions with unlike denominators. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We completed roundtable discussions about how water drops form through condensation and evaporation.

Social Studies: We started learning about slavery in the American colonies.

Character Strength: We are learning about the #OtherPeopleMatter mindset this week.

2019 Sinking Fund Video Master from Vidcam Visual Media Solutions on Vimeo.

Notes:

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

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