Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Those Autumn Leaves

We do not have much, I suppose, in the way of seasons in Southern California, but by the end of November we do have so reasonably good fall color. And that was our inspiration for a water color project today. Some of the work the students did was absolutely lovely as you can see!



We did some of the more usual activities as well. We worked on persuasive writing in our journals contrasting what we thought were the best and worst sports. We worked on drawing conclusions from our reading. We re-read the “Ranita” play working on developing expression in our reading. We discussed some of the basics of plane geometry:  points, line segments, and the different kinds of lines and intersections. We explored magnetism and what kinds of materials are magnetic, and what kinds are not.

Homework:  (1) Write all spelling words 3 times in cursive and write sentences for words 11-15. (2) Do "Conclusions" on pages 157-158 in the Practice book. (3) Do “Helping Verbs” on pages 218-219 of the Language book. (4) Do the "Factors 3" math worksheet. (5) Do “Points, Lines, and Planes” on pages 194-195 in the math book.

Most students are also revising the song lyrics they are supposed to be writing for Mr. Lawton. The first and second lines should rhyme as should the third and fourth. There should be only one syllable per space. And, most important of all, the song should make sense!

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