Class activities for Tuesday, September 11

Spelling: None today.

Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due Friday. This week’s assignment will be due next Friday.

Reading: Today we practiced signing in to STAR Reading. We’ll take a STAR test this week.

Writing: We organized our Google Drive to prepare for writing this year. Students from last year organized their 4th grade writing into a folder to save. New students created a digital portfolio to store writing projects in for this year. A personal narrative is due Monday, September 24.  Homework is to select a personal memory to write about.

Math: We worked on a STAR Math test today. Homework assignments this year in math will be to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: None today.

Social Studies: Due to Patriot Day, we talked about the history of the September 11 events.

Character Strength: This week we are reviewing the #OtherPeopleMatter mindset this week. This is about five things:

  1. Look for the good in others.
  2. Know your words and actions affect others.
  3. Cheer for the success of others.
  4. Support others when they struggle.
  5. Give others your attention.

Notes:

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

Class activities for Monday, September 10

Spelling: None today.

Cursive: Ten cursive sentences, seven or more words each, are due Friday. This week’s assignment will be due next Friday.

Reading: Today was library orientation. Students reviewed library procedures and checked out books.

Writing: Our first writing project of the year is a personal narrative, which is a personal memory of the student. We started this project by prewriting a list of topics that each person knows about. We called this list an Authority List. We’ll use this list to select a topic of writing. A personal narrative is due Friday, September 21.  Homework is to think about a writing topic.

Math: We practiced fact fluency and reviewed some 4th grade math skills using. Homework assignments this year in math will be to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We started our first topic about ecosystem restoration.

Social Studies: We started our first topic about who the first people in American were and how they survived using their environment.

Character Strength: This week we are reviewing the #OtherPeopleMatter mindset. This is about five things:

  1. Look for the good in others.
  2. Know your words and actions affect others.
  3. Cheer for the success of others.
  4. Support others when they struggle.
  5. Give others your attention.

Notes:

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

Integrity 

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Class activities for Friday, September 7

Highlights from today:

  • Today was Team Day! The students participated in several team-building activities that involved work together to reach a goal. Overall, the class did well and much better than last year!
  • We decided on our class agreement:
    • Turn and look at the speaker.
    • Use your time wisely.
    • Follow directions.
    • Talk at the right time.
    • Keep pace with others.
  • We reviewed our class behavior policy.
  • We finished playing a game called Win as Much as You Can. In this game, when teams agree to work together, everyone wins, but when some teams try to “get ahead” of the others, not only do some teams lose, but the whole class loses out. This game has 10 rounds and it took until the final round before the class started to think about how everyone could win, not just a few. We played again and learned from our mistakes. We learned that we need to put others first rather than try to be first all the time.

Team Day 2018

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Notes:

How to get others to listen to you

It’s not too rare in 4th and 5th grade to come upon some students that are having a bad time and really wish other people knew about it. This usually involves the students talking, discussing, arguing, shouting, yelling, or name-calling in an effort to express their feelings.

What we adults know is that that method usually creates more problems than it solves. But we also know that even adults are tempted to speak harshly or lash out when we feel we have been wronged.

Love and Logic has a great, simple suggestion for boosting the chance that other people will listen to you. Phrase your concern like this:

“I’d like to share what I’ve been hearing and get your thoughts.”

This method gets the concern discussed without putting anyone on the hot seat. No one feels defensive, so the topic will get discussed and probably resolved.

This would probably solve a lot of problems for people that go to elementary school, or for anyone that has ever attended one.

The rest of the article is worth a read.