Concepts covered this week
- We discussed what it means to be a peacemaker.
- We discussed Baptism as a celebration of welcome into the Catholic Church.
- We discussed and drew pictures of the sacramentals associated with Baptism.
- We discussed Grace as a gift of God’s loving presence in our lives.
- We practiced reading and writing words with short vowel sounds and consonant blends.
- We read animal fantasy stories about two good friends.
- We practiced organizing words and statements into instructional phrases.
- We continued writing sentences where we use the question asked in the answer.
- We completed the final draft of our animal narrative stories.
- We completed the chapters on ordinal numbers and positional words.
- We are working as a group to find the sum or difference in math problems.
- We reviewed the vocabulary words associated with addition and subtraction.
- We learned some facts about Martin Luther King, Jr. and read a news article about his family.
- We worked in groups to complete habitats for 5 different hibernators.
- We shared our habitats with the class. We told how light from the sun (a flashlight) will affect the hibernator in the habitat.
- In Physical Education, we are learning the Mexican Hat Dance for the History/ Multi-Cultural Fair.
- In Art, we made a stable sculpture.
- In Spanish, we worked on numbers, 0-20.
- In Music, we composed rhythms in a new time signature, practiced, and performed these rhythms in front of the class on a percussion instrument.
- In the computer lab, we used the google search engine to help us find information about winter hibernating animals. The fourth graders helped us to accomplish this task successfully.
Concepts covered this week
- We listened to the Gospel story of the Epiphany and made group pictures of the three wise men.
- We learned about the Holy Family and compared Jesus family life to our family lives.
- We learned about the Liturgical Year and why Father Scott’s chasuble changes colors for different religious seasons.
- We participated in an all school Spanish Mass.
- We practiced reading and writing words with short u vowels and beginning blends.
- We read nonfiction books about trucks, community workers and hibernators.
- We practiced reading and writing proper nouns and adult titles (Mr., Mrs., Dr., etc…).
- We wrote two part answers to literacy questions.
- We began a narrative story about an animal.
- We reviewed vocabulary words associated with shapes.
- We practiced making and completing different kinds of patterns.
- We completed the chapter on plane and solid shapes.
- We began to look at ordinal numbers and number position words.
- We learned about different animals that hibernate through books, videos and websites.
- We learned some new vocabulary words associated with winter animal behaviors such as hibernators, survive and torpor. We drew pictures in our science journals to help us remember these words.
- We worked in groups to design habitats for 5 different hibernators.
- We explained how the amount of sunlight in the winter affects hibernators.
- In Physical Education, we began a rhythm and dance unit by dancing to simple children circle dances.
- In Spanish, we learned about animals and made paper bag animal puppets.
- In Art, we worked on a mobile sculpture. We also made animal puppets to go with our narrative stories.
- In Music, we learned how beat and rhythm relate to each other, how to clap the beat and rhythm of a song, and how to notate rhythm with iconic and traditional symbols. We also learned to sing the new Mass setting.
- In the computer lab, we looked at the National Geographic website to learn some interesting facts about hibernating animals. We also practiced patterns on the IXL math website.