Week of November 12, 2018
Religion - This week we are finishing up the chapters on Baptism. Our next chapter will deal with the Liturgical Year. Students will explore the Liturgical Calendar learning that throughout the Liturgical Year we remember and celebrate the life of Christ. By the end of this week, have your child explain the Liturgical Seasons and the colors that Father wears during Mass.
Language Arts - Our WoW word is ludicrous. There will not be a prompt this week since Mrs. Mascolino wanted the students to write an essay about their field trip to the Art Museum on Friday. We continue to read the book, Bridge to Terabithia. As we read a chapter, in class, the students are to write, on a post-it note, one or two sentences, that summarizes the chapter. These post-it notes are kept on the first page of each chapter. I would like the students to use this strategy when they are reading their November book. It will make it a lot easier to recall major events that happened in the story. In grammar last week, the skill we worked on was finding the direct object in a sentence. This week, we are learning about using conjunctions in our writing, turning simple sentences into compound sentences. Writing becomes more interesting when both simple and complex sentences are used.
Math - Our work with decimals continues. The students will be practicing the skills of ordering and comparing Decimal Numbers,writing equivalent decimals, and understanding the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents. As we work with fractions, I will be teaching the class how to state the fraction in its simplest terms.
Social Studies - This week, we are tackling the last two lessons in Topic 1. Lesson 9 is on Citizenship. It deals with how American citizens can participate in the political process and the rights and responsibilities of every citizen. We will not be having a test on these two lessons, however, every day there will be an exit slip each student needs to fill out. The exit slips will serve as a comprehension check for that day’s objective.