Tuesday, October 02, 2012


These past couple days in room nineteen we’ve alternated between melting (when the air conditioning is off) and freezing (when they air conditioner is on). The weather is supposed to get better by the end of the week, and I can hardly wait!

We started out the day in Tech Center where the students learned how to change the passwords for their new email accounts. Their “My Mail” accounts are full-fledged Google accounts; better, actually, because there are some education specific features to them. This will allow us to start projects in Tech Center and to finish them in the classroom and at home since the data will be saved “in the cloud.”

We did a little follow up to yesterday’s fire safety assembly. We reviewed the difference between common and proper nouns. We read a lovely short biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. written by his sister Christine. We learned how to use estimation when multiplying larger numbers. This is really helpful in checking answers. Plus, we read another chapter of Island of the Blue Dolphins.

Not at all a bad day. Now if we could only do something about the heat…

Homework:  (1) Write all spelling words twice in cursive. Write sentences in cursive for words 6-10. (2) Do “Prefixes,” pages 76 and 78 in the Practice Book. (3)  Do “Using Rounding,” pages 94-95 in the math book and “Who’s Here?” on the back of the answer sheet. (4) Do the Expanded Notation worksheet. (5) Do the study guide for chapter 22 of Island of the Blue Dolphins.

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