It was a lot of fun to be on vacation, but it was also fun to come back today. We had a great first school day of 2012 in room 19.
We started a new story in the reader, so we went over the vocabulary today. The students are working on persuasive writing this week, so today they practiced writing a short paragraph about "the best show on TV." Their choices were interesting. So different from what the teacher watches....
They went to History with Mr. Pratt. His students are working on geology with me, and that is the unit I will be starting with our class next week. We took the algebra quiz that we didn't have time for on the 16th today, and I'll be putting the results in the gradebook today.
In math, we're working on radius and diameter. It's super easy!
Homework: (1) Write spelling words 1 to 5 in cursive five times each. (2) Do pages 167-168 in the Practice Book on plurals and this week's vocabulary. (3) Do the spelling jumble. (4) Do "Circles," pages 204-205 in the math book. "Circle in the Air" on the back is a logic problem. It may be best to save that for last. (5) Do "Four Times Two 1" and be sure to show all work.