Good Morning Parents!
The sun is shining, the temperature is getting warmer, we have finished our IOWA and CoGat testing, and in just a few days, we will be enjoying a nice week off for Spring Break! I don't know about you, but I am ready for some downtime! Unfortunately, before that can happen, we have just a few things left to wrap up! Here's a peek at our week!
We are now in Week 2 of the Lenten Season! Last week I gave the children a packet to learn and reflect on our Lenten Journey week by week. Last week our theme was, "Be the Lips of Jesus" We talked about standing up for others, complementing others, and saying kind words to one another. We also talked about building each other up rather than breaking each other down. This week, our theme is, "Be the Feet of Jesus". This theme focuses on using our feet to lead us from temptation and into a more positive direction. I really love this packet because it seems to be tying in nicely to some of the issues we have been having in class with unkind words and actions. I have also implemented a Friday meeting with the children to discuss (without naming names) the positive and negative choices we have made throughout the week and how we feel about them. The children are really opening up and sharing their feelings with one another. I like it! On Wednesday we will begin Chapter 15. Chapter 15-18 focus on the Sacraments of Healing. We will finish the chapter after Spring Break.
We are wrapping up our novel, Holes, this week with a couple of days to review what we have read. Wednesday we will have our final Holes test, and on Friday, we will spend the afternoon watching the movie! Be on the lookout for an email from me asking for permission for your child to watch this movie, as it is PG. Our Grammar skill this week focuses on the verbs be and have. We will also be writing a Procedural Paragraph in class this week.
We are hopping right along in our Amphibian Unit! We will finish up the content part of the unit on Tuesday. Wednesday we will review the unit, and Thursday we will have an amphibian test. Students will be allowed to use their amphibian packets for this test. After Spring Break, the children will pick an amphibian of their choice, research it, and create a slideshow to share with the class!
In Math, I hope to cover the following lessons:
96-Using Reciprocals to Divide Fractions
99-Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers and Decimals
-Thank you to those who have turned in COSI permission slips and money already!!! I appreciate it! If you want to chaperone our field trip on April 5th, please send in an additional $10 for you along with the $10 for your child. There is no limit on chaperones! It's a fun day, so please consider joining us!
-The children should be reading a Fantasy/Sci Fi book for the March/April Book Report
-While on Spring Break, I do ask that the children take a few moments to complete the reflection pages for Week 3 of the Lenten Journey Packet. I don't normally assign homework over breaks, but I do believe keeping track of our Lenten promises and learning about week 3 of Lent is very important in growing in our faith.
Have a bright and sunny week! If you have any questions please email me! As always, thank you for sharing your children with me. I can't believe we are in the 3rd trimester already!