November 13-17

         I would like to give a shout out to Jodi Nause and her mom for taking time out of their day on Friday to hang all of the Saint Shields in the front hallway for all to see! They look awesome! I would also like to take a moment to say THANKS to all of you who have chosen to send your child here to SASEAS. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I realize how blessed I am to be able to work in a Catholic School with such awesome families! May your Thanksgiving break with family be filled with love, and laughter.
Here's a peek at our week:
RELIGION - We are learning that God graciously gave us a conscience to know the difference between good and evil and right and wrong. We're working on recognizing our own wrongs, before quickly pointing out the wrong doings of others.
LANGUAGE ARTS - We will finish reading "Winn Dixie" and all the activities associated with this story. Our final task will be to recognize why the characters and different settings were significant to the plot  and would the story be different if they weren't visible at all. Our "WOW" this week will be "fortitude". Since the characters in Winn Dixie had faced some hardships in their lives, the students will choose a character and tell how that person showed fortitude in dealing with their strifes. Spelling words this week are dealing with adding suffixes to words that require dropping the final e, doubling the last consonant, or changing y to I. There will be no spelling menu this week due to the fact that we have Writer's Workbook pages that coincide with our spelling list.
MATH - The students will be dealing with measurement from cup, to pint, to quart, to half gallon, to gallon. Keep practicing those multiplication facts nightly. The students are enjoying watching their progress grow on their chart that shows how many  they're getting correct each week.
Science-  We have finished our "Worm study" lab and are finishing our Save the Worm posters to show what we learned. From here we will move into learning about the needs of animals and how they meet them (adaptations).