Class activities for Tuesday, December 3

Spelling: Students continued working on their Words to Learn list by correcting words they missed on the last spelling test. This is your student’s custom spelling list to practice for the next test.

Cursive: Cursive pp. 36-38 are available and due on Friday.

Reading: We used this time to research facts about the poinsettia plant. We learned why it has that name, where it is from, who named it, what kind of plant it is and if it is poisonous. Ask your student for the answers!

Writing: We practiced stretching out a scene by writing five sentences of visual details to show a setting. Many visual details make a place seem real.

Students also worked on drafting.

A fiction story is due Sunday, December 15. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Your student should be finished with a half page of their draft by tonight.

Math: We practiced multiplying two digit numbers using the area model. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We used a simulation to see how light reflects of an object and goes through the pupil into an eye. Then a message is sent to the brain so that a creature can think about what it is seeing. Homework is to finish notebook pp. 22-23 if not done in class.

Social Studies: We used this time to research poinsettias. We will be learning about what December is like in Mexico. Poinsettias are from Mexico, and we have several of them in our room!

Character Strength: We are learning about kindness this week.


  • Our field trip to the Michigan Capitol and Historical Museum is Thursday, December 12. Students need to arrive to school at 7:15 am and will need a sack lunch with disposable containers. We still need some chaperones. Find more details or request to be a chaperone here.
  • 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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