October 23-26

 It was great to see all of you last week during conferences. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to come in and talk. I value our partnership in helping your child learn and grow academically as well as spiritually throughout this important transition year. If at any time you have concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact me!
It is hard to believe, but, we have yet another short week! Don't let that fool you, we will be packing the days full! Along with all of the academics, we will be enjoying the "classroom rewards" we earned from our Run4Fun. Monday will be NO HOMEWORK DAY!
Here's a peek at the rest of our week:
Religion: We spent some time this morning reading about the virtues that disciples try to live by. This quick study of these characteristics lead us directly to the qualities of our Saints. We will spend the rest of this week writing and editing the four paragraphs of our Saint Report. Don't forget that the Saint Shields are due on Monday, October 30. We will process into church with those shields on All Saints Day (Nov.1) at 9am. Please plan to join us if you can!
Language Arts:
     Reading: We are slowly working our way through our class novel: Because of Winn Dixie. We will continue to work on sequencing of events, summarizing and identifying cause and effect
     Written Expression: This week's Spelling words are irregular past tense verb forms. We will be working through these in different ways this week. 
There is NO WOW this week in order to facilitate the writing of the Saint Report.
Math: This week we are beginning to identify patterns in multiplication. We looked at our 9's, 10's, 11's and 12's today. We are also working on recognizing place values of hundred thousands and millions.
Science: We have dissected our flowers to identify the different parts, their functions and what different parts become. We will be working to understand the pollination process as well as the process of photosynthesis. Look for a study guide to come home later this week in preparation for a quiz on Tuesday next week.