It was mostly a pretty ordinary Monday. We wrote in our journals about the field trip Friday and we did a little more review about nouns. We checked Thursday’s math homework. We talked about the “Big Question” for the next Treasures theme, and the students started writing about someone who had “made a difference” in the life of our community or our nation. In math we talked about “breaking apart” and other mental math techniques.
Our big event for the day was our afternoon assembly with firefighters from the LAFD. This was called “Safe Moves LA.” A volunteer lead the assembly. He was interesting because he had graduated from Third Street 50 some years ago. He even told us about a fire they had had here at this school shortly after it was built. Most of the assembly focused on how families can develop a safety plan and how important it is to practice fire drills at home, too. The students really came alive when the firefighters showed off their stuff.
And the students were even more excited when they were able to inspect a fire truck up close.
Homework: (1) Write a paragraph about a person or a group of people who have made a difference in the life of this community or the nation. First write a rough draft. Then write a final draft and do a color picture to accompany it. (2) Do “Prefixes,” page 70, “Vocabulary,” page 71, and “Author’s Purpose,” page 72 in the Practice Book. (3) Write all spelling words twice in cursive. Write sentences in cursive for words 1-5. (4) Do “Using Mental Math,” pages 92-93 of the math book and “Block Party” on the back of the answer sheet. (5) Do the Expanded Notation worksheet. (6) Do the study guide for chapter 21 of Island of the Blue Dolphins.