Now that the great CST writing test is done, we were able to relax and do a couple of more fun things.
This afternoon the students made telegraphs. I went over a little background to the telegraphs and how the telegraphs depended on the electromagnet, but the students were largely on their own as they were given the materials and challenged to figure this all out. They did it surprisingly well!
Then we finished the day with a little curricular art. This unit in the reading book focuses on environments, and the students are going to be doing “I Search” papers on an animal. We started this by working on our powers of observation. I gave the students the animal they will be researching and asked them to draw the photograph as closely as possible and to color using oil pastel as a medium.
Most students are still working, but the results of some of my early finishers are pretty impressive.
Homework: (1) Write words 11-15 five times each. Write a sentence for each word. Do all this in cursive. (2) Do the spelling crossword. (3) In the Practice book do “Foreshadowing” on page 270, “Synonyms” on page 271, and “Articles” on page 274. (4) Write a two paragraph response to the “Roadrunner” story. In the first paragraph, write a summary of what happened in the story. In the second paragraph, explain what the author’s purpose was and what clues in the text lead to this inference. (5) Do the Algebra 3 worksheet.