WEEK OF NOV. 2

RELIGION
    We are in our final stages of completing our written saint reports. The oral reports, in which we our explaining the symbols we used to represent the saints we researched, are coming along very nicely. Most of the students have been able to get up with confidence and present their classmates with some interesting information.
DON'T FORGET THAT THE FOURTH GRADE IS SHARING THEIR SHIELDS AT THE 9:00 MASS ON THURSDAY!
 
MATH
     This week we will sharpen our word problem solving skills, work with true and false number sentences, and solve number sentences with parentheses. Multiplication facts should be studied a little each evening. It will only help make the multiplication of multi-digit numbers easier. We are expecting to give a Chapter 3 Test next week, probably Wednesday.  
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
     Fourth graders are learning to outline important information from their textbook. We have learned about the geography, the climate, and important natural resources of the Northeast region. We will tackle the  early history of the Northeast with an illustrative outline.
 
LANGUAGE ARTS
     READING - We are midway through the novel "Winn Dixie". We are working on analyzing the characters and learning the purpose that each character adds to understanding the themes presented in this story.
     WRITING - We will not assign a "Buzzword prompt" this week due to the fact that we are putting our energies in to completing the saint reports.
     SPELLING - Our spelling list this week include words that contain short vowel sounds. Most of our words can be spelled easily by sounding out the sounds, but some will require the students to study.