Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Our Perspective

We began the day, as we usually do, by checking, correcting, and discussing each last night's homework. We then went on to read another chapter of By the Great Horn Spoon! In the chapter we read today, Jack and Praiseworthy make it to the gold country only to almost be shot by an irate miner who thinks that Praiseworthy stole his washpan. In the end, though, the miner, named Pitch Pine Billy, proves to be an amiable fellow who shares his claim with the butler and the boy he nicknames "Jamoka Jack."

We usually have Tech Center on Wednesday and art on Thursdays but we changed that around again this week. Today in art we are continuing our look at perspective. We talked about foreground, middle ground, and background. The students did a little plein air sketching of second recess, and then they returned to the classroom where they turned some of these sketches into the beginning of a painting. We will finish these tomorrow.

We had PE after lunch, and we finished up our short algebra chapter today. We will have our test over chapter 13 tomorrow and along with that will be the second chance to improve the chapter 12 score. Please review for the test!

Homework:  (1) Write spelling words 10 times each in cursive and write one sentence for each word in cursive. The words are notoriety, bedrock, fisticuffs, idly, and bandana. (2) Do the study sheet for chapter 11 of By the Great Horn Spoon! (3) Do "Problem Solving" on pages 328-329 and "Test Prep" on pages 330-331. (4) Do the division practice sheet.

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