Class activities for Monday, November 18

Spelling: Students practiced when to use among and between in sentences.

Cursive: Cursive pp. 30-32 are available and were due today, and pp. 33-35 are due Friday.

Reading: Students finished performing their monologue passages, reading aloud with speed, tone, accuracy and volume.

Writing: We talked about varying sentence beginnings so that many sentences are starting with the same word.

Students also worked on revising.

A fiction story is due Sunday, November 24. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Your student should have a full page written by now and adding more during revising.

Math: We practiced multiplying using the distributive property, which involves breaking large numbers apart and multiplying the pieces. For example, 352 x 6 can be broken into 300 x 6, 50 x 6, and 6 x 6. Multiply, then add the pieces. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: Students received new science notebooks today and we previewed our next topic about vision and light. Have your student show you their rocks and fossils notebook if you want to see what they learned about in our last topic.

Social Studies: None today.

Character Strength: We are learning about gratitude this week.

Notes:

  • 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!
  • The pizza kit fundraiser for our Mackinac trip is happening right now. Money and order forms are due December 3.
  • 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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