Week 25 (February 15 – 19, 2010)

Legacy Academy's elementary Matchwits team for 2009-10 (photo courtesy of Becky Munafo)

Under the direction of Room Mom Maria Wagner, Legacy Academy fourth graders handmade 100 Valentine’s Day cards for the senior citizens at Brookside Inn in Castle Rock.  They were a huge hit.

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Star of the WeekEvery Wednesday, for the remainder of the year, the class will interview its Star of the Week.  The Star can bring in photos and artifacts about her/him for display on Monday and must remove them by Friday.  This Wednesday’s  Star of the Week is Bailey.  On deck (Wednesday, February 23):  Dillon.  In the hole (Wednesday, March 3): John.

Download Mr. Tallent’s  “Week 25 for Parents” .zip file here from YouSendIt. It contains the:

  • Open Court vocabulary words (the story, “The Big Wave,” is not available online)
  • Mr. T’s spelling list (important note:  everyone has the same spelling list this week)
  • DOL (daily oral language) practice sheet and answer key

–Download a .zip file unpacker here (most computers will open this file automatically when you click on it. If not, you can find one here)

Math 5. Problem sets 80 – 82 will be due as homework this week. They should have plenty of time in class to complete homework. They will test this Friday.

Daily Oral Language (DOL). Students edit two or three sentences daily in class and will test on some of the same sentences this Friday. Additionally, students will edit two similar sentences weekly for a quiz grade (to see if they can apply their newfound editing knowledge).

Spelling. Every student has a spelling list at their individual spelling level as determined by their Morrison-McCall test results (several kids spell well beyond the fourth grade age level). A copy of their list is sent home in their Monday Folder and a duplicate list kept at school.

Vocabulary. All students take a five word vocabulary test this Friday.

Shurley Grammar. Students will be reviewing “Pattern 2″ sentences.


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