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.
Religion – We completed Chapter 2. In this chapter, the students learned about the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. Our next chapter will lead us into our study of Mary. The students will be learning that Mary is a model of discipleship for us and for the Church. Some of the doctrinal content we will be covering are; Mary is Jesus’ first disciple, Mary is the most blessed among women, Mary is the greatest of all the saints and, how the Church remembers and honors Mary.
Language Arts – Our WoW word is pedestrian. The definition we are using is dull or boring. The prompt is: What is the most nonpedestrian thing you have ever done? In Reading we are beginning our Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks. The first lesson is on Story Vocabulary where we discuss the meaning of plot, setting complications (problems), antagonist, and protagonist. First the students viewed a short video of Little Red Riding Hood, then they identified the story vocabulary words with the video. Finally we connected our class book, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, to this story vocabulary by determining which vocabulary word went with which character or event.
Math – This week, the students learned what a square number was and how to find its square root. Our final lesson in this chapter is learning about factor strings and prime factorizations. A study guide will be used to practice for the chapter test.
Social Studies – This week we are completing the last two lessons in Chapter 1: Our Nation’s Geography. These two lessons deal with the factors that affect climate and vegetation, and how geographical physical features affect where settlements were built. The students should be ready for the chapter test by the end of this week.