Week of January 14th
Good Morning and Happy Monday! After the crazy week last week with the DARE Graduation, Spelling Bee, and half-day, I'm happy to say we are, more or less, on a regular schedule this week! Before we take a look at what will be going on in the classroom, here are a couple of reminders/requests.
-Scholastic Book Orders are due Friday! Our next Book Report will be over a Historical Fiction Book and our March Book Report will be over a Science Fiction Book. This month's book orders are full of some awesome selections for both genres.
-While thinking about a Historical Fiction Book, remember the books in this genre are fiction books based on real events from history.
-Please send in the all school Mass permission forms for Catholic Schools week as soon as possible.
-We are running low on tissues and paper towels. If you stop by the grocery store this week and think about it, please pick up a box of tissue or roll of paper towel to donate to the class.
-Book Report directions and posterboard come home today! The poster will be due on January 25th and the typed book report will be due February 8th
Today we reviewed Chapter 10, and there will be a test over this information tomorrow. On Wednesday and Thursday we will complete a packt on the Sacrament of Eucharist, and then we will begin Chapter 11 on Friday.
We are still working on our Snow Globe Stories in class. I expect the children will be ready to start typing them in class on Wednesday. Final Copies will be due Friday. We will be making snow globes to go along with our stories next week! Our Reading skill this week focuses on the Author's purpose. We will be reading the story, "Lunch Money" in our Journeys textbook and will have a test on Friday. We begin discussing Adjectives in Grammar as well. We are moving right along in our novel, Holes, and the children love it!!! I can't wait for them to start seeing how the pieces all fall into place! Spelling City will be set up for this week's word list by the end of the day! Spelling test is Friday!
The children are continuing their research on their planets this week. By tomorrow, most will have started their slide show presentations. Today I will show the children ways to add photos and diagrams to their slides. Hopefully we will finish up the slide shows by Friday and we can present next week!
In my math class we will complete lesson 80 on Prime and Composite Numbers today. Tomorrow the students will have a reteach packet over lessons 71-75 and a test on Wednesday over these lessons. On Thursday, we will complete lesson 81 on Reducing Fractions, and on Friday we will work finding the Greatest Common Factor in lesson 82.
It's definitely going to be a busy week, but I think we can all get through it!
I hope you have a great day! Stay warm and be careful out there, and as always, thank you for sharing your children with me!