Class activites for Friday, January 11

Spelling: We finished our class spelling bee today. Congratulations to our class finalists: James and Donald!

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

Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles.

Writing: Students continued to draft their adventure story.

This Choose Your Own Adventure fiction gamebook project is due Wednesday, January 23.  Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Students should continue to work on their first and second pages in their Google Site.

Choose Your Own Adventure Resources

Math: We practiced how to divide factors of 10 today. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We wrote some notes about water and started to read about how water shortages are created.

Social Studies: Today was our Dia De Los Reyes activities. This is the traditional gift giving day in Mexico. Today, the “Kings” brought everyone fruit snacks as gifts.

Character Strength: We are learning about perseverance this week. 

Notes:

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

Class activities for Thursday, January 10

Spelling: We started our class spelling bee today.

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

Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles.

Writing: Students worked on the introduction page of their adventure story. We looked at some examples and noticed a pattern: the introduction told who the main character was, where they were, and what their mission was.

This Choose Your Own Adventure fiction gamebook project is due Wednesday, January 23.  Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Students should continue to work on their first and second pages in their Google Site.

Choose Your Own Adventure Resources

Math: Students took Quiz 1 about multiplication in Khan Academy. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We learned that 71% of the earth is covered with water, but only a small fraction is freshwater.

Social Studies: We read about the Mayflower Compact and compared the Pilgrims to the Jamestown settlers.

Character Strength: We are learning about perseverance this week. 

Notes:

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

Class activities for Wednesday, January 9

Spelling: We practiced writing contractions and possessive pronouns, learning when to use an apostrophe: it’s/its, there’s/theirs.

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

Reading: We took a MobyMax reading assessment today.

Writing: Students had prewriting conferences today, sharing their Bubbl.us prewriting created yesterday. We also started the first page of our story using a Google Site.

This Choose Your Own Adventure fiction gamebook project is due Wednesday, January 23.  Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Students should finish their Bubbl.us prewriting tonight if it’s not finished yet, and it would be a good idea to continue to work on the first page of their writing in their Google Site.

Choose Your Own Adventure Resources

Math: We practiced multiplying decimals today, such as
1.7 x 0.12 . Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: None today due to the late start.

Social Studies: None today due to the late start.

Character Strength: We are learning about perseverance this week. 

Notes:

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

Class activities for Tuesday, January 8

Spelling: None today.

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

Reading: We read a fantasy story about how students had to be resourceful to get out of a video game they were trapped in. Students also practiced reading skills using MobyMax Reading.

Writing: We continued to prewrite for our Choose Your Own Adventure fiction gamebook. Today, students used a tool called Bubbl.us. It allowed them to create bubbles of ideas and link them together to make a mind map. Students use the bubbles to plan the scenes of their story and the choices the reader can make.

This project is due Wednesday, January 23.  Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Students should finish their Bubbl.us mind map showing the events and choices of their story.

Choose Your Own Adventure Resources

Math: We practiced multiplying decimals today, such as 0.6 x 0.3. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We talked about our next science topic today and took a pre-reading quiz about water shortages.

Social Studies: We started our next lesson about how and why Pilgrims travelled to the New World to settle here.

Character Strength: We are learning about perseverance this week. 

Notes:

  • Tomorrow is a late start day. School starts at 11 am.
  • Is your student doing a Daily Homework TimeHere’s a sample schedule and more ideas to get started.
  • Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.
  • View grades, assignments, and attendance at JupiterGrades.

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

Class activities for Monday, January 7

Spelling: Students worked on finishing Words to Learn lists from December.

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

Reading: We read a fantasy story about being resourceful.

Writing: Students worked on prewriting the actions of their Choose Your Own Adventure fiction gamebook. Students will write a fiction adventure story with choices that the reader can make. Each choice can change how the story turns out. Students will publish their adventure as a website at Google Sites. See below for more details. Homework on weekdays is to work on writing for 15 minutes. Students should prewriting ideas right now.

This project is due Wednesday, January 23. Some ideas and resources are below:

Choose Your Own Adventure Resources

Math: We practiced multiplying decimals today. Homework on weekdays is to practice math for 15 minutes using MobyMax or Khan Academy.

Science: We talked about our next science topic today.

Social Studies: None today.

Character Strength: We are learning about perseverance this week. 

Notes:

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