Week of January 11, 2016

Religion - We are continuing to learn more about the Sacrament of Confirmation.  The students have already learned about the sacraments that are linked to Confirmation, as well as, the two essential signs of the Gift of the Holy Spirit.  This week we will be discussing the different parts of the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Language Arts - The WoW word for this week is plethora.  The prompt is: Is it good to have a plethora of homework, or recesses, or is it better to have a reasonable amount of both?
In Reading we are continuing to read Maniac Magee.  The book is divided into three parts.  As the student reads, he/she will be filling out a vocabulary study worksheet on key words found in the book.  The page will be noted and the student will be practicing their context clues skills to determine the meaning of the word in the passage. 
Social Studies - We are finishing up Chapter 4 this week and "hopefully"  beginning the next Unit on the thirteen colonies!  There will not be a formal chapter test since we started this chapter during November and have had a plethora of interruptions.  Instead, progress will be measured by the grades posted for the workbook pages completed throughout this chapter.