This week we are studying:
Math: Students took their Chapter 5 test and are starting Chapter 6 on fractions
Spelling: Unit 19 Consonant changes. Bonus words: propaganda, their, bibliography, totalitarian, Liturgy of the Eucharist
Writing: Students have turned in their final drafts of the Holocaust paper. They will be starting their business letters.
ELA: Students are reviewing basic grammar with Daily Oral Language, playing a game of complete subjects and predicates, and another game of complete subjects and complete predicates.
Social Studies: Students and guests listened to Mrs. Noemi Ban tell what happened to her and her family during the Holocaust. Students presented their book reports on famous African-American people who had profound impacts on our nation.
Literacy: Students are continuing their readings in The Giver, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH and A Wrinkle in Time.
Religion: Social-Emotional Learning with Ms. Fuller. Students began Ch. 10 in “Blest Are We” and learned about the Blessed Sacrament. We went to the chapel in the church and learned about the tabernacle and the sanctuary lamp.
Cooking Class: Students cooked Borscht. They learned about the health benefits of certain types of foods, they cut the fresh vegetables, spiced their soup, and ate it! Your children love fresh veggies!
Science: Students are working on Mt. Ugly. Their goal is to get a crucifix to stand atop Mt. Ugly only using simple machines: pulley, lever, wheel & axle, inclined plane, wedge, and screw. (They are also using some glue). They are learning how to work in cooperative groups and learning how to use simple machines.
March 2: Growing Great Kids Auction. I hear the 5th grade glass art is fabulous! Hint…hint… Thanks again to Mrs. Zebrowski for arranging the field trip for the 5th graders who made beautiful glass art.
March 6: Ash Wednesday 10:30 a.m. mass
March 7: 5th grade field trip to Mindport Exhibits (Thank you to Mr. Lockhart, Mr. Viggers, and Mrs. Milligan for chaperoning!)
March 9: School/Garden Party 9 a.m. – 12
March 9: State Archery Tournament
March 12-14 Accreditation Visit
March 15: NO SCHOOL
March 20: Early release dismissal 11:45. Field trip to Mt. Baker Theater to see “Recycle Percussion” (Thank you to Mr. Lockhart and Mrs. Pacheco- Rodriguez for chaperoning)
Simple Machines Unit: Jack and Ava working together