Our journey to Easter is moving rather quickly these days. Sunday we will begin Holy Week. As we move closer, we have several activities planned to help our children grow in their faith. First, this Wednesday, we will have the opportunity for your child to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We will be preparing them in class on Tuesday. We are also learning about the Stations of the Cross, Jesus' final journey to Calvary. We will be presenting these as a prayer service next Wednesday, March 28 at 2:30 in church. Mark your calendar so that you can join us for this! It is always a great way to get focused for the final days of Lent and Holy Week.
On Friday of this week, we will have Spring pictures. Students are out of uniform. Unlike in the past, pictures must be paid for ahead of time. Pictures will not be taken if you do not pay up front. Also, as in the past, there are no retakes.
Here's what we are working on in the classroom:
Religion - We will be focusing our energy on the Stations of the Cross this week.
Reading- We are enjoying the adventures of Sophie with The BFG! We are learning that some author's (Roald Dahl expecially) love to make up their own words to help paint the pictures of the story! The kids were laughing pretty hard last week as we read about them drinking frobscottle which then caused Sophie and the BFG to experienced whizzpoppers! Be sure to ask them about that :)! Now that we have traveled to "Dream Countyr" we will find out how he mixes the dreams he blows into children's rooms at night and travel with Sophie and the BFG to London. We will be looking at sequencing, and figurative language along the way.
Written expression - This week's spelling words all end with el, al, il, or , er, or, ar. Our word for the week is conform. We will be writing about the times when it is important to conform and when it's ok not to.
Math- We will continue to work on fact fluency and long division. Our other focus this week is identifying different types of triangles ( equilateral, scalene, isosceles, right triangle, obtuse triangle or acute triangle). We will begin to work on measuring angles.
Science - We are finishing our unit on matter. This week we will learn how to figure out volume of regular shaped prisms (LxWxH) and irregular shaped 3 dimensional objects by water displacement. We will begin to study for our test which will be next Tuesday. Chapter 6 is our chapter on matter.