Mr Weis’ Classroom Blog

December 1, 2009

Electronic Dictionaries too on Tuesdays

Filed under: Announcements,Homework — mrweis @ 10:52 pm

Today in Vocabulary we began going over our vocabulary words of the week, and we used the dictionary software that comes on Macs to look up the first half of our words.  Although we will continue to use the paper dictionaries in the classroom from time to time, the students will also sometimes get the chance to use electronic dictionaries.  If you have a Mac, just look for the little icon with a red book with a capital and lowercase A.

We continued with some poetry recitations and then had a drama session with Opera Piccola.  The students are currently developing some themes, plots, and scripts using their personal life experiences and drawing ideas from some writing exercises they have done in class.  Today we discussed some about the use of dialogue to show and not tell specifics about a scene by focusing on what and how people say what they say.

In Mathematics we did a little review on decimals and place value and then the students reviewed their performances on the Unit 3 test.  Each student prepared a note card highlighting things they did well on the test and areas that they could improve on.  Tonight they are responsible for showing the test to a parent, getting the note card signed, and then returning the test tomorrow.  Please remind your child to show you their test so you can keep up with their progress.  This week we will begin work on the next unit, and we will thoroughly investigate the operation of division.

We had an unplanned fire alarm which led to a modified schedule in the afternoon, so we did not get a chance to go over the Explorers project today.  We will begin the project tomorrow, and you should get information on the project requirements tomorrow.

Homework:

  1. Language Arts:  Limerick Packet sections 2, 3, and 4.
  2. Vocabulary: Crossword and Wordsearch
  3. Reading:  Read for 25 minutes and fill out questions in reading log
  4. Mathematics:  Show Unit 3 test to parents/ caregivers, have them sign it, and return it to school tomorrow
  5. Other:  Bring back Books Etc. fundraiser availability sheet.

Mr. Weis

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