WEEK OF SEPT. 14-18

RELIGION
     As we learn about the Beatitudes, we will be making a Beatitude booklet. The purpose of this booklet will help the students define and understand their job as disciples of Jesus.
 
MATH
     We are reviewing the math skills we learned in Unit 1 for the test that is happening on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
 
A NOTE ABOUT OUR TIMED TESTS!
     Each Friday, we will take a timed test of one hundred math facts. For the first couple of months we will alternate addition and subtraction, and then eventually work to strengthen our knowledge of the multiplication facts. The goal is to improve each week, with hopes of reaching 100% within the 3-minute time limit.
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
     The week ahead has us learning about the various climates throughout the United States. We will also learn about the natural resources and how they affect how people make a living in the various regions.
 
LANGUAGE ARTS
   Reading - We are working our way through "Stone Fox" and learning about the main characters. As we read, we are always responding with a written response, taking every opportunity to practice and improve our writing skills.
   Writing - The "Buzzword" this week is rickety. The prompt is : Describe something you have seen that is rickety. The Final copy is due by Thursday.  We have been working on our weekly prompts during class, so the most you are probably seeing is the final copy.
   Spelling - The weekly packet is designed to have the students use the words and forcing them to practice spelling the words correctly. Please practice those words with your child each week before the Friday spelling test.