The week is a bit calmer and less stressful than last week. All our projects are completed and our schedule is a little normal. We celebrated our 100th day of school with our little buddies and are looking for the next 80 days to pass just as quickly!
RELIGION - We are moving forward with the Commandments and trying to understand how we can live the Second Commandment with respect..
     READING - We will continue to read "The Tale of Despereaux",
learning of a mouse's quest to save a princess in distress. As we make our way through this book, we will be analyzing the characters and also comparing and contrasting them to each other. We are learning about foreshadowing and drawing conclusions from the context of the story.
     WRITING - Our buzz word this week is replenish: The prompt assigned to this word is:  What do you use to replenish your body after a very active sport or activity.
     SPELLING - The spelling list contains a lot of words using the ei and ie combinations. Studying some each night will help to get those spelling grades up.
     MATH - We are in the process of learning different strategies to multiply multi-digit numbers. The lattice method is the next strategy to conquer. Beware this is usually the students' favorite method and the most accurate!
     SOCIAL STUDIES - We are starting our study of the Midwest, right in the heart of the United States. We will outline the sections telling us about geography, climate and early history before we start any state project. Southeast states and capitals test will be this Thursday, Feb. 4. OHIO HISTORY IS ONLY A FEW WEEKS AWAY!