It is hard to believe that at the end of the week we are not only half-way through our Second Trimester, but also, half-way through our year! Where has the time gone?! We are diligently working through our goals and objectives for the year. We are also busily preparing for our Catholic Schools Week Open house which will be on Sunday January 26, from 12:00-1:30pm.
Here is what we are working on this week:
RELIGION – This week we will look at how God used Moses in His big plan to share his love with us. Students will be making connections to the actions and responses of Pharaoh, the Egyptians, the Israelites, and Moses to Jesus, the apostles and ourselves. Your child should begin to see that God has a plan to use each of us to further His kingdom just as he did with Moses.
LANGUAGE ARTS – We are enjoying our new novel, The Tale of Despereaux; The story of a mouse, a princess, some soup and a spool of thread. Our focus during this novel will be twofold. We will be looking at the setting and how it affects the storyline. We will also be identifying different literary elements such as similes and how they add color to the written word.
Our spelling words this week are words that we add suffixes to. Our writing this week will focus on goals and resolutions for the New Year.
MATH – We will take a little time this week to work on a fun polygon project. Students will identify the properties of each polygon. They will create their own “polygon person” and write a story about it using the alliterative adjectives that they came up with to describe the attributes of that shape. This week we will begin to work on long division.
SCIENCE- This week we will begin our look at matter. We will identify properties of matter and begin to look at the states of matter and how they change.