Class activities for Wednesday, October 23

Spelling: We practiced spelling homographs, which are words that are spelled the same, but have different meanings.

Cursive: Cursive pp. 19-21 are available and are due Friday.

Reading: We read Fox, by Margaret Wild, and noticed how the author created her characters and made them seem real, and how she wrote an ending that let us infer what happened.

Writing: We talked about how to make characters seem real by adding talking, action, visual details or how other characters react.

Students also worked on revising today. Your student should be finished with their draft and should be adding new details to the beginning, middle, or ending of their story. That could be more talking, back and forth talking, more action, or visual details. This would also be the time to take out parts that don’t fit or aren’t focused on the main topic.

A “fictionalized” personal narrative is due Sunday, November 3. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes.

Math: We practiced multi-digit subtracting again today. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: Students read a text about how scientists argue their claims using evidence to explain what they have observed.

Social Studies: None today due to a health and nutrition lesson.

Character Strength: We are learning about perspective this week.

Notes:

  • The Math page has been updated, and check it out if you have ever wondered why our class uses digital tools for math.
  • Fun Run Fundraiser donations can still be turned in this week! Every little bit helps!
  • 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.

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

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