Week of April 4, 2016

I hope everyone has enjoyed their Easter! We are entering the home stretch, only eight more weeks to go. So much to do and so little time!

Religion – The students began the week by designing placemats for inmates who will take part in a day long retreat. They have done this earlier this year and the priest who ran the retreat was touched and very grateful for the placemats. He shared some of the comments the inmates made about the students’ artwork and message. In class, we are continuing our study of the sacraments. This week we will be discussing the Easter Season and learning more about the Sacrament of Penance.
Language Arts – Our WoW word for the week is malicious.
Writing Prompt: Persuade someone not to do a malicious act.
The genre for the month of April is mystery books. Every student needs to have a mystery book by next Monday, April 11th. We will begin reading our next class book; The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Social Studies – We are learning about the events that led up to the Revolutionary War. In Chapter 8, the students will be discussing what the colonists do to protest British rule and how the thirteen colonies cut their ties will Britain. They will also be discussing the importance of of the Battle of Bunker Hill ( named incorrectly), and have the opportunity to examine a copy of the Declaration of Independence.