Class activities for Monday, April 15

Spelling: We talked about how r following a vowel stands for a new sound, such as in horse, more, world, word.

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

Reading: We read about the French and Indian War today.

Writing: We talked about using a 2-3-1 order when ordering facts on a slide. That means to save the best fact for last, but to lead with the second best fact to interest the reader.

Students continued to work on adding facts and images to another slide today and should have at least four information slides completed by now. The I-Search informational research project is due Friday, April 26. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes.

Math: We worked on adding and subtracting fraction for a final class day. We’ll have a quiz over this soon. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: None today.

Social Studies: We watched a movie about a slave helping others escape on the underground railroad. We also learned about the French and Indian War.

Character Strength: We are learning about fairness this week.

Notes:

  • MSTEP testing picks back up for the rest of the week. Please make sure your student charges their chromebook, eats a good breakfast, gets 9-10 hours of sleep, and arrives at school on time for our morning testing.
  • One way to get your student reading for middle school is to have them do a Daily Homework Time of 15 minutes of math and writing every day.
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.
  • 5th Grade Camp is May 23-24. Find more information here.

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.

Save most of your words for happy times

What’s the best way to make an otherwise effective technique backfire? It’s simple: Talk too much.

There exists a basic rule about doing discipline with kids of all ages:

The more words we use when our kids are acting up, 
the LESS effective we become.

Save most of your words for happy times.

What do you do during unhappy times? Show empathy, give choices, and let consequences do the heavy lifting. Here are more ideas.

Read the rest here.

Originally posted 2016-03-30 17:13:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Class activities for Friday, April 12

Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: Students read about matter using MobyMax Science.

Writing: We talked more about writing in a natural voice so that facts on slides don’t sound too bookish. Students continued to work on adding facts and images to another slide today and should have four information slides completed by now. The I-Search informational research project is due Friday, April 26. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes.

Math: None today due to the JetToy Challenge project. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We finished our Earth Systems topic by writing about what causes rain and how engineers could treat wastewater to make it clean for drinking.

Social Studies: None today.

Character Strength: We are learning about the Other People Matter mindset this week.

Notes:

  • MSTEP testing picks back up on Tuesday next week. Please make sure your student charges their chromebook, eats a good breakfast, gets 9-10 hours of sleep, and arrives at school on time for our morning testing.
  • Is your student doing a Daily Homework Time? Here’s a sample scheduleand more ideas to get started.
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.
  • 5th Grade Camp is May 23-24. Find more information here.

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.

Class activities for Thursday, April 11

Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: None today due to the MSTEP test and a nutrition lesson.

Writing: We talked about writing in a natural voice so that facts on slides don’t sound too bookish. Students continued to work on adding facts and images to another slide today. The I-Search informational research project is due Friday, April 26. Homework is to work on writing for 15 minutes.

Math: Today was the second half of the math MSTEP test. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We wrote notes about how a water shortage could be solved by using less water, by building a saltwater evaporation plant and collecting the freshwater, and by treating wastewater with chemicals.

Social Studies: None today due to MSTEP test.

Character Strength: We are learning about the Other People Matter mindset this week.

Notes:

  • MSTEP testing picks back up on Tuesday next week. Please make sure your student charges their chromebook, eats a good breakfast, gets 9-10 hours of sleep, and arrives at school on time for our morning testing.
  • Is your student doing a Daily Homework Time? Here’s a sample scheduleand more ideas to get started.
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.
  • 5th Grade Camp is May 23-24. Find more information here.

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.

Class activities for Wednesday, April 10

Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: None today due to the MSTEP test.

Writing: Students worked on adding facts and images to another slide today. The I-Search informational research project is due Friday, April 26. Homework is to work on writing for 15 minutes.

Math: Today was the math MSTEP test. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We read about how chemicals are added to wastewater to make it easier to remove harmful substances and clean the water.

Social Studies: None today due to MSTEP test.

Character Strength: We are learning about the Other People Matter mindset this week.

Notes:

  • MSTEP testing will happen most days for the next two weeks. Please make sure your student charges their chromebook, eats a good breakfast, gets 9-10 hours of sleep, and arrives at school on time for our morning testing.
  • Is your student doing a Daily Homework Time? Here’s a sample scheduleand more ideas to get started.
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.
  • 5th Grade Camp is May 23-24. Find more information here.

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 6th grade.