Class activities for Thursday, March 5

Spelling: None today due to the half day.

Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due on Fridays.

Reading: Today was the Read-a-Thon fundraiser for our Mackinac trip.

Writing: We started drafting today. Each student has a daily word count goal of 100-300 words. This is easier to reach if students work at school and home. Check with your student and see how many words they have typed so far.

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 with prewriting and should be drafting the beginning of their story by now.

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 ( to make use of the word count feature. Final novels will be uploaded to 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.

Math: Today was a work day using Khan Academy. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: None today due to the half day.

Social Studies: None today due to the half day.

Character Strength: We are learning about cheering for successes this week.


Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.

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