Class activities for Thursday, March 12

Spelling: We learned about using hyphens when spelling numbers less than 100, and for fractions.

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

Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles. Students also practice reading skills using MobyMax Foundational Reading.

Writing: Students continued to draft their novel today. Students should have 60% of their word goal completed by tonight. The class average is 51%, which means that several students are behind schedule.

The novel project is due Wednesday, March 25. Homework is to work on writing for at least 15 minutes daily during the week.

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.

Math: We practiced dividing using the partial quotients method again today. We haven’t made much class progress on division lately due to some students not working at home. Please make sure your student is practicing math on weekdays, so they aren’t getting behind or feeling confused in class. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: Today was a health and nutrition lesson.

Social Studies: We annotated an article about how video game manufacturers compete for business.

Character Strength: We are learning about social intelligence this week.

Notes:

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

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