Week of October 15th
Good Morning Parents! Happy Monday!!! I hope all of you had a nice, restful weekend after the exciting day we had on Friday! We are back to a normal schedule this week, and we have a full one! Here's a peek at what's going on in the classroom!
We will have our Chapter 19 Test over Mary tomorrow. We spent the morning reviewing for the test. On Wednesday we will begin Chapter 4 and have a more in-depth discussion about the Sacrament of Baptism.
In Writing this week, the children will try their hand at a little poetry. We will be reading a short story from the novel, Old Yeller, and students will write a poem that describes Old Yeller. The WOW word this week is IMPECCABLE, which should be used in the poems. The children will look at some poetry examples today and begin their prewrite sheet. Final Drafts will be due on Friday. As I said, we will be reading "Old Yeller" in our Journeys Textbooks this week. We will go over vocabulary and the story today, as well as throughout the week. There will be a test on Friday over the story. Spelling Packets will go home today. Spelling and Reading Vocabulary can be practiced on Spelling City. We are also continuing our journey with Brian in the novel, Hatchet. The children seem to love reading about Brian's struggles and victories, and they can't wait to see what nature throws at him next!
In Science class, we are continuing our discussion on Technology and the Design Process. Today we will make a rough model of a prosthetic arm. Tomorrow we will learn the steps in the design process. Thursday we will have test over Chapter 2. I posted a test review last week. Students can print it and start studying now! We will go over that test review on Wednesday. Friday will begin our second Lab-a-Palooza!!! We will be designing and testing out the strength of aluminum boats and designing stronger prosthetic arms. This will take the children a couple of days in class to do. We will test the strength of the arms on Thursday next week.
In Math this week, we will work on Lessons 54 and 55 today and Tuesday. We will have a test over lessons 46-50 on Thursday.
-Conferences are on Tuesday and Thursday this week!! I look forward to seeing you!
-Book Fair is this week! Our class will go on Wednesday, so if you would like your child to purchase items from the Book Fair, please send money in for that on Wednesday. I am going to try to get the kiddos over there tomorrow to have preview.
-We have our first Character Trait/Saint Awards after Mass tomorrow! Please join us if you are able!
-Thank you so much for all your help in reaching our Run-4-Fun goal!!! Ms. Ducheny and I will be discussing when to dole out classroom awards this week! I will keep you posted on that!
I hope everyone has a fabulous week! If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know! As always, thank you for sharing your children with me!