Thursday, January 30, 2014


Instead of the usual journal entry, this morning we began with a writing assessment from the Treasures program. The prompt given with this unit was a little more creative than usual. It asked the students to create a new kind of car and asked them what they would do to help turn it from a dream into a reality. Many of our students did great work with this. 

Have you ever been bored on the road? Then try the Dive™ AquaDrive™! The AquaDrive™ is like an amphibious hybrid car. You can either charge it like a computer or pump gas into it. For colors, you just send in a color and we make it, even matte. This amphibious car has a special feature: you can drive it in the water! Made with light but sturdy metal converting wheels into propellers, it can drive on water.

To prepare for making the car, I would have to file a patent for the government. The symbol for the car could be the bottom front of the car with AquaDrive™ written underneath. I could find a company to invest in my product like I could have many workers and make a large factory. I could make the cars with steel-infused aluminum. For advertisements I could make Ferrari-style commercials, lots of YouTube ads, and large billboards. Those are my ideas for creating a car. 

We also practiced Annie. After recess, we corrected homework and discussed turning simple word problems into algebraic equations.  

In the afternoon, we read a chapter from The Cay and  learned about the Bear Flag revolt. After this, most of the students went out to physical education with Coach Angel and Mrs. Cha while I finished voice testing students from both room 18 and 19.

We finished the day with a simple art project about complementary colors. The students had to make logos for companies or schools. Here’s one for a cake company.

Homework:  (1) Write spelling words 16-20 ten times each in cursive and write a sentence for each one. (2) Do the spelling crossword. (3) Do pages 226 and 227 in the Practice book. (4) Do the Bear Flag Revolt study sheet. (5) Do Dividing Fractions 4. (6) Do pages 325-327 in the math book. 


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