Week of December 18, 2017

Religion - This week we are wrapping up Advent.  The students are continuing to prepare their hearts for coming of Christ’s birth by saying the Angelus before recess, saying extra prayers throughout the day, and doing kind deeds for others.  They are keeping track of their progress by coloring in an Advent wreath.

Language Arts - We have finished with The Cay.  The students have taken the book test so we will be ready for our next book in the new year! Our booktalk for November’s book will be held tomorrow.  The students have jotted down some thoughts in order to “sell” their book.  During the Christmas break, I would like every student to get a Biography for the January book report.

Math - This week we embarked on a math quest reindeer roundup!  The students have to complete a variety of tasks, using their mathematical skills,  in order to retrieve Santa’s reindeer, scattered throughout the world, in time for Christmas!

Social Studies - Students took on the role of an explorer and held an electronic conversation with another explorer.  They needed to tell about themselves and ask questions from their fellow explorer. The students got a kick out of watching their partners comments on the screen as they were talking “typing”.

Most importantly, thank you for sharing your child with me during this school year.  It is both an honor and a pleasure to be a part of your child’s life.  Have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!