English Language Arts: The spelling words this week are focused on the soft /c/ and /g/ sounds (ex: center, village). You can find your child’s words on my website. We have our weekly vocabulary quiz on Friday and students can practice the words online at connected.mcgraw-hill.com if needed. We are also learning about text features and different types of order and sequence text structures (how-tos, recipes, timeline, steps etc.) in class.
Math: We are finishing long division this week and will begin our Winter Olympics themed math unit at the end of the week. This unit will be focused on measurement. (length, volume, weight)
Quick Quiz: Long Division
Religion: We are creating a Ten Commandments story using legos. Students are each in charge of 2 Commandments to create a lego scene of, which we will then take a picture of and insert it into a booklet. I have some legos available here at school, but students may bring some tomorrow if they have pieces they really want to use. I just ask that they try to leave with only the legos they brought in – no more and no less.
History: We are learning about the first explorers who came to the Pacific Northwest. We will begin our Unit 3 project next week, with more information to come home soon.
Science: They will continue learning about arthropods this week and will begin observing meal worms go through complete metamorphosis. It takes 4 or more weeks to go through all stages, but it is worth the wait when they turn into beetles right before our eyes.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
February 9, 2018 – Free Dress for students who sang in Choir for Catholic School’s Mass
February 13, 2018 – Mardi Gras and Valentines Day Party – 12:30pm
February 14, 2018 – Ash Wednesday Mass – 10am
February 16, 2018 – NO SCHOOL – Teacher In-Service
Progress reports for Trimester 2 will be sent out this week. Please sign and return them so I know you have seen them. Thank you!
MARDI GRAS/VALENTINES DAY:
We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, February 13. Students are not required to bring valentines, but if your child would like to, I ask that they bring enough for the class (20 students altogether). Please ask them not to address them individually, instead they can put “To my friend” or “Dear Valentine” or leave it blank and simply sign their name. This way we can distribute them with less chaos, and we have more time to enjoy our party! We will also be celebrating Mardi Gras, which is celebrated as the last day to eat rich food and enjoy games before Lent, as the Lenten period is a time to fast and reflect on the Passion of Christ. We will be making masks, talking about the significance of the celebration, and we will even have some King cake! Here is the sign up link for party items if you’d like to bring something or help out!
Have a great week,