Student News: November 5, 2004

Written by the Students of 208

This week we did Friday Letters about inviting our parents to student-led conferences. The student-led conferences are when you talk about Conference Reflections, NWEA (assessments), and Portfolios.

In Computer, we did TYPE TO LEARN. TYPE TO LEARN is when you learn how to type new letters faster and without looking. And we also learned a new game called CYBERCHASE. That is when you can play games like math games and solving puzzles and patterns.

We had a mock election for the 3rd and 4th grades. Bush won the mock election in our school but Kerry won the election throughout the Maine schools. They set it up like a real election. About 400 schools voted. Bush won the real election because Kerry conceded.

This week we also started CURSIVE. We have been learning the letter "a". We have been learning it by a program called LOOPS AND GROUPS. We've been working on CLOCK CLIMBERS. We have a drawing of a clock which we trace, according to the directions. Then the clocks keep on getting smaller, until we have no clocks at all. Then we try to do many "a"s in a row. That is what we have been working on with cursive this week.

Posted: Fri - November 5, 2004 at 05:48 PM