Class activities for Tuesday, October 8

Spelling: We practiced common spelling patterns for the short /o/ sound: o, ou, aw, al.

Cursive: Cursive pp. 13-15 are available and are due Friday.

Reading: We finished reading a narrative nonfiction story and learned about some reading strategies: rereading and looking for context clues.

Writing: We talked about editing for the most common mistakes in writing: capitals, periods, sentence sense, spelling. Students also used Grammarly, an extension added to their chromebook Google account that helps with spell checking and editing.

A personal narrative is due Sunday, October 13. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Your student should be editing by now.

Math: Students worked on a STAR Math test today. We were focusing on writing our math down for each problem and taking our time. As shown below, students that take their time get better results.

Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We used a computer to model how a fossil is created by sediment layers in water that cement to form rock. We also collected evidence that we will use to prove the claim that a desert study area was underwater in the past. Homework is to finish notebook p. 18 if not done in class.

Social Studies: We started our next topic about powers of the federal government. Today, we reviewed levels of government, local, state, and federal.

Character Strength: We are learning about giving other people our attention this week. This is part of the #OtherPeopleMatter mindset.


  • Tomorrow, Wednesday, is a late start day. School starts at 11 am.
  • Fun Run Fundraiser donations are due October 21. Learn more or donate 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!
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.

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All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.

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