March 4th, 2020
Spelling: None today. We worked on our leadership notebook again today to get them ready for Celebration of Learning tonight.
Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due on Fridays.
Reading: None today due to the half day.
Writing: None today due to the half day. The novel project is due Wednesday, March 25. Homework is work on writing for at least 15 minutes daily during the week. Students should be finishing prewriting tonight so they know what will be in the beginning, middle, and end of their story.
Novel Writing Project 2020
The final piece of the 3rd Marking Period will be our final fiction project of the year. Students will write and publish their own novel! Each student will write their own novel, with a word goal minimum of 1,000-3,000 words, based on their reading level (each student’s minimum writing goal is equal to their reading level multiplied by 500). The novels will be written in Google Docs (docs.google.com) to make use of the word count feature. Final novels will be uploaded to Lulu.com and published as paperback books, which can be purchased for reasonable prices. So yes, students will actually write and publish their own novels. This project is based on the National Novel Writing Month Young Writers program.
Science: We used hands, shoulders and arms to model how particles collide to send sound energy in a wave. Students also made a digital model of sound particles colliding.
Social Studies: We wrote notes about a book called, “The Go-Around Dollar,” which shows how money circles from people to businesses in an economy.
Character Strength: We are learning about cheering for successes this week.
- Celebration of Learning is tonight, Wednesday, March 4 from 4:30-7:00 pm. Come see your student’s leadership notebook, writing portfolio, and tour the school!
- The Read-a-Thon is tomorrow. This our last fundraiser for our Mackinac trip. Students can bring donations, books, a blanket, a pillow, and a snack and drink.
- Spring conferences are March 3 and 5. Students with academic or behavior concerns may be asked to attend a conference. View, sign up or edit your conference time here.
- Learn more about the Zero Increase Bond and vote on May 5.
- 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 Jupiter Ed.
- Please send in remaining Mackinac donations and payments by Friday, April 17. Find more details about our Mackinac trip here.
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.