October 28-November 1
WOW! Time is flying by! It is hard to believe that we will be entering the month of November on Friday. This week is filled with all sorts of "extra" activities. Tuesday we will enjoy a performance by the 3rd grade, Thursday we will celebrate Halloween with a party and parade of costumes, and Friday we will celebrate All Saints Day. In between all of that we will attempt to keep them all focused and learning along the way. Here's what is happening in the classrooms this week:
Religion- We will finish our research writing about our Saints. The students will also share their shields with the class, giving us a snapshot of what they learned during their research. We will celebrate All Saints Day on Friday with a procession of Saints at the beginning of mass. 4A is also responsible for leading us in the readings and prayers as well as being gift bearers. Please try to join us!
Reading- We will continue in our novel, Stone Fox. We will watch the determination and fortitude of Little Willy as he finds creative ways to help grandfather despite a hopeless looking situation.
Written Expression- While most of our time will focus on our Saint reports, we will also sneak in a bit of creative writing by combining their Art project with a story. We will have a WOW word, but no prompt this week. The word is diligent. They will understand the meaning of this as they work diligently this week to complete the many projects we have going!
Math- Multiplication fact memorization is key this week as we begin multiplying 2 digit numbers. Along with multiplication we will be working on the associative property. We will also be working on adding and subtracting decimals.
Science- We will be finishing our look at plants this week. We will look at where seeds come from in non-flowering plants such as conifers and other trees.
There will be a test next week on plants. Unfortunately, our book is not very helpful with this unit of study. Students have notes and labs that they can use to study.
Have a great week!