We spent the morning reviewing the first part of Holes. The students worked in partners to create Jeopardy™ questions over the story. We will be playing the games tomorrow after Back-to-School Breakfast.
Both grades are working - at slightly different conceptual levels, of course - on multiplication. Fifth graders spent some time discussing the experiments we have done and reading some review material about mixtures in the Science book. Fourth graders make maps of California’s different regions.
In music the students are developing their rhythmic awareness through word chants. They will be using these later to learn body percussion as well.
Homework: (1) Write spelling words 1-5 in cursive plus sentences for each one. (2) Do Synonyms and Determining Feelings worksheets. (3) Do Two Times One practice sheet. (4) Fourth grade math: Do pages 57-59 plus Hurray Array on the back of the answer sheet. Fifth grade math: Do pages 52 and 53 as "Rival Restaurants" on the back of the answer sheet.