Last week we enjoyed listening to Sr. Loretto speak to us on behalf of the Missionary Childhood Association. She spoke to us about the living conditions of those in Africa. Our children were very moved by her lesson, and in fact, many felt compelled to help. Therefore, we are having a collection of spare change to send to Sr. Loretto. Any and all is appreciated, along with your prayers.
I hope you will consider joining us on Friday or Saturday of this week. Our annual Fall Festival will be in full swing. Come have dinner, stay for Euchre on Friday night, or listen to the band play on Saturday. A good time is sure to be had!
DATES TO KNOW:
9/6 PRIDE Meeting
9/7 STEEP testing (no preparation needed :))
9/8 Mass planned by 2nd grade
9/9-9/10 Fall Festival! Two days of fun– check out our Facebook page for more info.
*Check the Google Calendar on the front page of our school’s website!
We have gotten through this chapter, and will review one final time tomorrow with a TEST on Thursday!
Chapter 1:God’s Wonderful Creation
God is the Creator of all Life
Our Church teaches the Blessed Trinity is the mystery of one God in Three Divine Persons. Though the work of the Creation is attributed to God the Father, and the work of Salvation to God the Son, the work of Sanctification to God the Holy Spirit, all Three Divine Persons always act together in everything that God does.
Continue with Chapter One
1.5 Place Value Through Thousandths (decimal values!)
1.6 Problem-Solving Strategy: Find a Pattern
1.7 Compare, Order and Round Decimals
End of Chapter One—watch for test next week!
Chapter 1: Lesson 4 Using the Land
We will read to learn how people use the land and its resources to meet their needs and why people change their environment. Ask me about these words: irrigation, fertilizer, nonrenewable and renewable resources, modify
Ask your child about how we used these facts to write a summary using our English skill compound sentences using conjunctions. It’s in our writing binder in case you want to see it for yourself!
Reading- Ultimate Field Trip
A nonfiction article about campers at the US Space Academy in Alabama using simulators to learn about the life of astronauts. We will work on generating questions to write summaries. Ask your child to give an example of one of the four simulators we read about. We even watched videos online of each one! (examples: 1/6 Gravity Chair, 5DF Chair, Multi-Axis Trainer, and Space Shot. Check it out for another review!)
8 vocabulary words: mission, disasters, environment, zone, gravity, maze, adjusted, function
Vocabulary for Achievement: no work this week in our workbook!
Spelling: no spelling this week either!
Science- From the desk of Mrs. Tieken:
As you know we have been studying food chains. Our children have some pretty wild tales to tell. We found many of us are tertiary consumers in more ways than one. We even found out one of our families even ate the Easter Bunny! You will have to ask your child for further details. I also want to share that our first STEM activity was successful. Although not all of our scientists had a successful lab, they all learned valuable lessons in the meantime. There will be no STEM this week. I think we need the time to review for Thursday’s test. Next week we will use apples and toothpicks for stem. All materials will be supplied. The best way to prepare for this week’s test is the study guide we filled out today and the vocabulary we have been working on. Remember a little studying everyday goes a long way.
As a reminder we could use old and ready to throw away cds or dvds. If you have any please send them our way. Questions, comments, or concerns please email me at [email protected] or I invite you to call me at home, your child has my number in their planner.
Peace and blessing
**PLEASE CHECK ASSIGNMENT NOTEBOOKS DAILY**
Monday: Computer Lab 11:00-11:45; Music 2:00-2:45
Tuesday: PE 1:15-2:00
Wednesday: Library 12:30-1:15
Thursday: Mass 8:30-9:15, Art 2:00-2:45
Friday: Band 10:15-11, PE 1:15-2:00