March 18th, 2020
Reading: Today’s assignment was to read some books in Epic. I sent students a book on sound to read. Then we used MobyMax Foundational Reading. Reading is at 9:00 am daily.
Writing: Today’s assignment was to continue drafting their novel today. Students should have 100% of their word goal completed by the end of today. Some students are still behind. But the class average is up to 72%, so the class is improving! And six students have surpassed their word count goal! One student has typed over 3,700 words, and our class has typed over 47,000 words in total! Check how your student is doing here. We work on writing at 1 pm daily.
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 parallel and perpendicular lines today. Check the Online School Agenda for links to the skills we worked on and a tutorial video. We work on math at 11 am. Our class average is over 50% after today!
Science: We read about wavelength and amplitude with video, then students completed a notebook page. Check the Online School Agenda for links. Homework is to finish the notebook page if not done this morning. We work on science at 10 am.
Social Studies: We learned about positive and negative incentives and students completed a note page. Homework is to complete the note page if not done this morning. Check the Online School Agenda for specifics. Social studies is at 10:30 daily.
- See our Online School Agenda to see what we worked on today. Make sure your student completes the work they missed if they didn’t join us during the day. We work daily from 9 am to 2 pm.
- Please see here if your student needs to turn in late or missing work.
- Learn more about the Zero Increase Bond and vote on May 5.
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.