September 23rd, 2019
Spelling: We started to practice common spelling patterns for the long /o/ sound.
Cursive: Cursive pp. 7-9 are available and are due on Friday.
Reading: We read a story about a student today due learned that actions affect others.
Writing: We learned to “dig up buried stories,” today. Each student drew a map of their home or other place they know well. Then they places an X on each place where they have a strong or interesting memory. This is one way students can think of story ideas.
Our next piece of writing will be another personal narrative. This is a personal memory that the student remembers (A time I _____). This will be due October 11. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Your student should be working on their “Dig Up Buried Stories” map to help them think of interesting story ideas.
Also, students were giving a colored file folder today to use as a writing portfolio. Students were asked to decorate this folder with pictures, stickers, drawings, clippings. It will be laminated and then used to story final writing pieces for the year. Decorated portfolios are due next Monday, September 30.
Science: We looked at some pictures of fossils and inferred how they became fossilized. We’ll use a simulation tomorrow to try to understand why most organisms don’t become fossils and why some do.
Social Studies: We read more about the Preamble to the Constitution and thought about what each part meant.
Character Strength: We are learning about teamwork and citizenship this week.
- If you would like to buy chromebook insurance for $25, payments are due by September 26 and you can pay online.
- Have you started a Daily Homework Time with your student? If homework causes tears or battles, or if you have had to deal with missing assignments or low grades, read more about Daily Homework Time and start one with your student. It will help!
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All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.