Wednesday, May 04, 2011

More Thanks!

Again, thank you room 19 families for the lovely presents this week. A particular thank you for the Ralphs gift card. That really comes in handy!

Despite the heat, we had a great day. We read chapter 15 of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe where Aslan comes back from death. We have been reading this having students take the parts of the various characters and read what is in quotation marks while other students - or me, sometimes - reads the narration. This has been really successful both at encouraging expressive oral reading and attention to quotation marks and paragraphing. We went to Tech Center where most of the students finished work on their web pages. After recess, we did a writing assignment to focus on the skills of using transition words. After lunch, we continued our look at healthy eating by creating posters for different types of foods. We'll finish those later this week, and I'll post some examples. In Science, we worked on the scratch test some more using real rocks. In math we continued looking at functions and equations. Today we are making equations which use multiplication and division. 

Homework:  (1) Write the spelling words ten times each in cursive and one sentence for each. The words today are magnificent, offence, proceeded, resistance, and succeeded(2) Complete the study sheet for chapter 15 of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. (3) Do pages "Multiplication and Division" pages 422-423 in the envision Math book. Also do "Experience Expressions" on the back of the answer sheet. 

Remember that tomorrow is the field trip to the Autry Museum. Please bring lunch in a paper or plastic bag.

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