January 13th, 2020
Spelling: None today.
Cursive: Cursive pp. 48-50 are available and are due Friday.
Reading: We read a biography about Nelson Mandela and started to read another biography about someone that protested about coal mine pollution in West Virginia.
Writing: We talked about writing “inner story” details, which are the thoughts and feelings of characters. These things are inside the character’s head, but the writing can tell the reader how the characters are feeling. Sometimes action details can be added to show how the characters act when they feel certain emotions.
Students continued drafting their Choose Your Own Adventure fiction gamebook. The goal is to write a new page every day, with a minimum of seven pages for this project. If a student writes one page at school and home each day, they will end up with 14 pages!
Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Students should be drafting their Google Site adventure story and should have at least five pages completed by now.
This project is due Wednesday, January 22. Some ideas and resources are below:
Choose Your Own Adventure Resources
- Here are some good student examples:
- 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.
- Find a complete list of resources here.
Science: We used a simulation to model how different types of eyes need different amounts of light to see. Low sensitivity eyes need more light, and high sensitivity eyes need less light to see. Homework is to finish pp. 75-78 if not done in class.
Social Studies: We wrote more notes about what limited governments are like.
Character Strength: We are learning about prudence this week.
- 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.