Class activities for Tuesday, November 19

Spelling: We reviewed common patterns for the /k/ sound. This will be the skill tested in tomorrow’s spelling test. If your student hasn’t been practicing their Words to Learn list, it might be too late for tomorrow’s test, but you could start having your student plan out when they will practice their spelling words a few times a week.

Cursive: Cursive pp. 33-35 are due Friday.

Reading: We started reading an article about animal adaptations.

Writing: We practiced varying sentence beginnings so that sentences are starting with different words, not the same word over and over.

Students also started editing.

A fiction story is due Sunday, November 24. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Your student should be editing for spelling, capitals, sentence sense, paragraphs, and other mistakes at this point.

Math: We practiced estimating products multiplying using rounding today. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We learned more about our new topic of vision and light. Our study problem is about how geckos see in the dark and how too much light could harm them.

Social Studies: Students completed a MiniQuiz today about branches of government.

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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