March 12, 2013

Today was a whirlwind as we started the writing workshop part of our historical unit section, started Meet the Masters (Michelangelo this time), got in book clubs for reading workshop, had music, and tried to distinguish between addition  subtraction, and multiplication word problems!  (please see video below for more help)

1) Turn in signed reading logs & read 20 minutes!
2) Finish your Prezi if you haven’t already by MONDAY!  Click here for the rubric.  Remember, you need to:
*find an article & describe what happened the Prezi
*include at least 1 picture and 1 video about the subject
*include an explanation of WHY you think it happened (the cause)
*include an explanation of what you think HAS happened or MIGHT happen in the future because of the event in the article (the effects)

3) “What If” Worksheet:  Please write a short paragraph (see graphic organizer) on ONE challenge of westward expansion.  You should write as if you are experiencing it!  🙂

4) Math (9-7): p. 233 odds, p. 234 odds.  Redo low-scoring quizzes.
4) Spelling due Wednesday.
Check out this video on a fraction word problem for more help!

Items of Business: 
*Class Store: If you have any extra soda, candy, trinkets, jewelry, or toys that you would like to donate to class store, please send it with your child! We would like to do one more often to serve as a motivator for positive behavior!
*Leadership Ropes Course Experience:  a flyer is going home today, but if you’re interested, or have questions, email Mr. White at the Jr. High at  It’s $85 for the week (5th grade is June 17-21).  See the permission slip that went home if you’re interested!

Upcoming Events: 
*March 15: Poetry Contest!!  This is an opportunity to have your poetry actually published!!  They are focusing on haikus this year, but all poetry forms are encouraged!  Click here for information on how haikus are written!
*March 15: Grandparent’s Day!  From 10:30-11:30, we would love for any grandparents that are able to come and read with their grandchild!  Our class will have a read-a-thon at that time so their grandparent can come and join in!  
*March 22: End of Term 3
*March 22nd: Arbor Day poster contest (our school has registered our grade already)!
*March 26: Boxtops due
*March 29: Dad’s and donuts & boxtop dress down.  Report cards to go home.
*April 1-5: Spring Break


One thought on “March 12, 2013

  1. Sam I read “The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg” It is historical fiction. It tells about a kid named Homer and how he runs away and what he does is look for his brother which he finds out is in the Union army. Read to find out if he can find his brother or not.

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