Week of September 8, 2015

Religion – This week the students will be exploring ways they can participate in the mission of the Church and witness to Christ. They will be able to explain our relationship with Jesus and name ways to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. We will end this chapter with the study of the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.

 

Language Arts – Our WoW is myriad.  The word prompt for MYRIAD :  Is there a myriad of reasons why you should not be the one who takes out the garbage?  OR:  Can you think of a myriad of reasons that your class should have five extra minutes of recess?

Due to the four day week, the prompt and the spelling test will be on Friday.

In grammar, we are continuing our study of nouns. This week we will be covering collective, concrete, and abstract nouns.  We will then move on to identifying the subject in a sentence.

While reading From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the students will be learning about story parts by identifying the plot, setting, complications, antagonists, and protagonists in the story.

 

Math – This week we will be taking our divisibility rules and identifying both prime and composite numbers.  Armed with this knowledge, the students will apply it to the game Factor Capture.  By the end of the week, the students will be introduced to squaring and unsquaring (square roots) numbers.

 

Social Studies – This week, the students finished lesson 2 and should be able to identify and describe landform regions of the United States. Our first quiz on lessons 1 and 2 will be this Thursday. We will continue our study of our nation’s geography by studying its bodies of water.