Tuesday, September 04, 2012

After Labor Day

It’s hard not to think that this should have been the first day of school, isn’t it? Well, despite starting so ridiculously early, we are doing quite well (other than the heat!)

We started out today with the Tech Center. After that, we discussed simple and complete subjects in sentences and we worked on our journals. We read a short story in the Treasures book. In Science, the students completed their observations on “mock rocks” and started reading and doing some study questions on how mock rocks help us understand what real rocks are like.

In the afternoon, we worked on the tree map. This one is familiar to adults since it looks like a corporate organization chart. Students were writing about “My Stuff” on this. They will be finishing this for homework tonight.

The subtraction quizzes are in the gradebook. Many of these were great, but there were also quite a number of low scores. If your child did not score well, please go over the math homework with him or her tonight. I will give the students a second chance to show their prowess at this skill.

Homework:  (1) Study spelling words. (2) Do cursive Q and R practice sheets. (3) Do pages 33, 34, and 35 in the Practice Book. (4) Do “Subtracting” pages 40-41 in the math book.

Additionally, students will need to finish their Science packets for Investigation One. They also need to finish rough and final drafts of the “My Stuff” composition.

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