September 27th, 2019
Spelling: None today due to working on our Leadership Notebooks. We will create this over the year and use is to showcase our learning, goals, and ways we are being leaders.
Cursive: Cursive pp. 7-9 are available and are due today.
Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles. Students discussed their notes from the story they read this week.
Writing: We talked about using choice adjectives in writing. Adjectives answer the question, “What kind?” Is there a car? What kind? Maroon car. Is there a river? What kind? Raging river. Tree? What kind? Oak tree. Adjectives help a writer be more descriptive.
Students also worked on drafting today. Your student should be about half done with their story by Sunday, and that would be about 20 lines typed. Some students haven’t been working 15 minutes a night on their daily homework time, and that means some are getting behind.
A personal narrative is due October 11. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Your student should be drafting at this point. Homework is also to finish decorating portfolios with pictures, drawings, stickers, etc., and return by Monday.
Science: None today due to extra time with social studies.
Social Studies: We learned about the core democratic values of popular sovereignty, common good, and limited government. We learned how a representative government works.
Character Strength: We are learning about teamwork and citizenship this week.
- Next week is Spirit Week. Check out the class calendar for a schedule.
- 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!
- Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
- View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.