January 6th, 2020
Spelling: None today.
Cursive: Cursive pp. 45-47 are available and are due Friday.
Reading: We started a new topic and read a realistic fiction story about helping our communities.
In this project, students will write a fiction adventure story with choices that the reader can make. Each choice can change how the story turns out. Students will publish their adventure as a website at Google Sites. See below for more details. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Students should finish their Bubbl.us prewriting map to they are ready to begin drafting tomorrow.
This project is due Wednesday, January 22. Some ideas and resources are below:
Choose Your Own Adventure Resources
- See examples of Choose Your Own Adventure fiction websites here and here.
- Here are some good student examples:
- Look at an Underground Railroad Choose Your Own Adventure website.
- Look through the Underground Railroad Interactive History Adventure book (hint: search for “the end” to see some of the endings of the book).
- Look at some examples of different kinds of endings in a Choose Your Own Adventure Story.
- View the titles of all the Choose Your Own Adventure books to get adventure topic ideas.
- Play Zork, a text-based computer game. Here is a list of commands and directions. Here is a map of the dungeon if you get stuck or lost.
- Play Oregon Trail, another text-based computer game.
- Find a complete list of resources here.
Math: We used MobyMax Math to practice multiplication again today. Elven students are finished with the one-digit multiplication lesson, meaning that 17 students are not finished yet. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.
Science: We used a model to show how an organism uses light to see an object and then uses its memories to recognize what to do with the object.
Social Studies: We reviewed our rights and responsibilities as Americans.
Character Strength: We are learning about optimism this week.
- Wednesday is a late start day; school begins at 11 am.
- Family Math and Science Night is January 30 from 5:30-7:00 pm. Lots of fun experiments, math games, and free hot dogs! Please come!
- Is your student doing a Daily Homework Time? Here’s a sample schedule and more ideas to get started.
- Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
- View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.