Monday, January 27, 2014

An Ordinary Monday (Except for Cannibalism)

It was a pretty ordinary Monday. We did some writing, discussed this week’s spelling pattern, read a little from the Treasures book and rehearsed Annie. We read about early American settlement in California, still a part of Mexico, and that led us into a discussion of the Donner Party.


Even the possibility of cannibalism suitably grossed out the class. We read a chapter of The Cay. We discussed the ideas of equalities and inequalities in Algebra, and we learned the easy if completely irrelevant to real life skill of dividing fractions. 

Homework:  (1) Write spelling words 1-5 ten times each in cursive and write a sentence for each one. (2) Do spelling sort. The categories are long u, long oo, and short oo. Long oo are words like goo. Short oo are words like foot. (3) Do pages 216-218 in the Practice book. (4) Do Trails study sheets. (5) Do Dividing Fractions 1. Be sure to reduce to simplest form. (6) Do Independent Practice 318-319. 

Do Independent Practice 318-319. Do Dividing Fractions 1.

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