October 2-6

We have been quite busy here in 4th grade! We are settling into our daily routines and are moving ahead with gusto. We have one more week to meet our goal for our Run4Fun. These "Ducky Pirates" of 4A re excited and working hard to earn some fun prizes! Thanks for your help with this!
Here's a peek at what is happening in our classrooms:
Religion- We are learning about temptation and sin. We have talked about the difference between mortal and venial sins and also have identified what "sins of commission" and "sins of omission" are. We will begin our study of the Saints by early next week.
Language Arts- 
     Reading- We have begun our next class novel Because of Winn Dixie. We will continue to work on comprehensions skills that involve cause and effect, making connections and understanding how the character's actions reflect their personality (character traits).
     Written Expression- Our WOW for this week is perplexed.  We are writing about something that has perplexed us and how we have managed to figure it out.
      Our spelling words have been quite difficult so far. Please be sure your child is practicing them nightly.
Math-  We have been working on identifying the key words in a story problem so that we can determine if we are being asked to add or subtract. Fact practice and memorization continues to be important part of Math class. 
Science- We have finished our look at cells and are ready to begin our study of plant life. There will be lots of hands on activities to go along with this unit of study!