What a week! We finished our fall MAP testing. On Monday, students who were absent or did not finish their tests will have an opportunity to do so.
Many thanks to Jermaine who brought in a whole box full of food for Hope House! We’ll add that to the food that Taylor, Genevieve, and Ngansi brought in. Thank you for feeding our brothers and sisters in our community!
Other than MAP testing, students worked on…
Religion: We went to the church to practice for our mass. What a great job the fifth graders did! Some of the students shared their sacramentals from home. Students cherish their rosaries, Bibles, prayer cards, saint coins, and crucifixes. This is because those items are reminders of ways in which they can grow closer to God.
Food Educator: We had our first class in the school garden. Students did a fun activity making an advertisement for a food they saw in the garden. They also did a food survey.
STEAM: We began a discussion about our airplane flights and variables in our science experiment from last week. We then watched a video of an astronaut dropping a feather and a hammer on the moon. Which one fell to the surface first? Do heavier objects reach the ground sooner? We’ll explore more of this next week.
Math: Students learned about the Distributive Property and how to solve division problems using it. They also worked on some very difficult story problems. Their method for working on the story problems is to first underline the important information, cross out the information that is not necessary, circle the question, decide on their operations (+, -, x, /), and use whatever method they prefer to solve it (e.g., trial & error, charts, equations, pictures, et cetera).
Writing: Much of our time was taken up with MAP testing, but some students were able to rewrite their “My Gifts” papers.
Social Studies: Students worked in groups to draw a rough draft of their Makah, Creek, Mississippian, and Anasazi posters.
Literacy: Students answering literal and inferential questions about their readings. Mr. Baldwin, a retired teacher who taught for forty-two years, comes to class daily to work with small groups of students. He is a wonderful volunteer who has many tools in his teaching kit! Students are required to take notes as they read.
ELA: Students reviewed basic proofreading rules and learned about interjections. Alas! Students are learning about interjections. My goodness! How smart they are.
Art: Students are adding details to a landscape in warm and cool colors.
For information on what other specialists are doing in their classes, please click on their links.
October 4th- Blessing of the Animals, no school Mass today (Bring your pet or a picture of your pet. It will be blessed by Fr. Moore. After the blessing, critters must go home right away. Sorry, Fido!)
October 7th- Pizza Lunch
October 9th- General PTC Meeting- all parents welcome! 7:00 in the ACS Library
October 11th- NO SCHOOL, Columbus Day observed
October 22nd-25th– Holy Hoops 4-on-4 Basketball Tournament for all students in grades 5-8 (no basketball experience necessary). There will be no homework for Holy Hoop participants.
October 26th– Trunk or Treat (times TBD) (pre-Halloween festivities at Church of the Assumption)
What a great assembly we had on Friday! We had an opportunity to see many of the ACS athletes. Assumption offers lacrosse, tennis, basketball, and archery this season.