Class activities for Friday, October 25

Spelling: We learned that it is easier to spelling difficult words if they are broken up into syllables.

Cursive: Cursive pp. 19-21 are available and were due today.

Reading: Students completed a MobyMax reading level assessment and then worked on reading skills using MobyMax Foundational Reading.

Writing: We talked about “bringing characters to life” by making them talking back and forth in a realistic way.

Students also worked on revising today by adding parts or taking out parts that don’t match.

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

Math: We introduced customary capacity units (cups, pints, quarts, and gallons) as a preview today. We also started our next topic of multiplication with one digit numbers. Today, we practiced comparing numbers with multiplication. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We used some evidence to make a claim about a mystery rock layer and what the past environment might have been. Homework is to finish the Mystery Environment scientific argument (a Google Doc), if not finished from class.

Social Studies: Today was a leader lesson about our “circle of control.” We can’t control everything, but instead should focus our energy on the things we can control. In the clip below, Wilbur tries to control his friend and wishes Dracula would do something different! He should remember he can only control himself. If Wilbur is so scared, he should just leave the area. He’s not being very proactive!

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (3/11) Movie CLIP – Dracula Rises (1948) HD

Abbott & Costello Meet Frank movie clips: http://j.mp/1BcUzzz BUY THE MOVIE: http://amzn.to/u4g6Kl Don’t miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/1u2y6pr CLIP DESCRIPTION: Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi) rises from his coffin. FILM DESCRIPTION: It seems that Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), in league with a beautiful but diabolical lady scientist (Lenore Aubert), needs a “simple, pliable” brain with which to reactivate Frankenstein’s creature (Glenn Strange).

Character Strength: We are learning about perspective this week.

Notes:

  • We are having a Hawaiian Beach Bash on Friday, November 8 from 12:30-3:30. Family members are invited to join us and help with the food and games! Here is our volunteer and guest list.
  • 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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