Thursday, February 28, 2013

Practice Makes Perfect

We spent today doing practice of various sorts. We practiced our editing and drafting skills in writing. We practiced reading with fluency. We practiced for next week’s CST Writing Test. And in the afternoon, we practiced Willy Wonka in the auditorium. Practice is not always the most fun thing for students, but it is the surest route to mastery.


Homework:  (1) Write spelling words 16-20 five times each in cursive. Write a sentence for each one in cursive. The spelling word search is an optional review for tomorrow’s test. (2) In the Practice book, do “Main Ideas” on page 255, “Flow Chart” on page 258, “Context Clues” on page 259, and “Adjectives” on page 262. (3) Write a summary of “A Walk in the Desert” and answer the questions on page 563 of the hardcover Treasures book. Be sure to answer in complete sentences. Do not use pronouns or “Because” to begin answers. (4) Do the “Division of Money 4” practice paper. There will be a quiz on this skill tomorrow. (5) Do “Understanding Integers” on pages 336-337 of the enVision book. Also do “Playground Numbers” on the back of the answer sheet.

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