Thursday, January 19, 2012

Quiet Day

The day seemed to go by pretty calmly. Not that there's anything wrong with that at all! After doing our journals - we had some very amusing stories about discovering an alien in our midst including several who decided that the teacher was one - we checked and thoroughly discussed our homework. We finished reading the "Uncle Romie" story in Treasures.

We also started work on our latest writing trait, word choice. We went over the standard rubric for assessing this and translated it from "teacher talk" to words students could understand better. The students then started making posters to illustrate the various things which good along with good word choice:

In math, we corrected our Topic 8 tests and started on fractions. I'd be less than honest if I said I was terribly pleased with the results of the math test. There were many good scores, of course, but we had a large number of poor ones, too. The scores are on the gradebook. We'll be reviewing!!!

Homework:  (1) Write spelling words 14-20 five times each in cursive. Also in cursive, write one sentence for each of these words. (2) Do the spelling word search. (3) Do "Using Sensory Details" and "Inflectional Endings" on pages 179-180 of the Practice Book. (4) Do the questions on page 391 in the Treasures book. Be sure to answer everything in complete sentences. (5) Do "Regions and Sets" pages 225-226 in the math book and do "Look-Alikes" on the back of the answer sheet. (6) Do "Factors 3" worksheet.

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