Week 32- April 22-26, 2019

Concepts covered this week

Religion:

  • We listened to and discussed the Gospel stories related to Easter Sunday and the Resurrection.
  • We made some pictures to represent the Risen Lord and New Life.
  • We practiced and lead the school and parish in Mass. We highlighted New Life in Christ.
  • We lead the Church assembly in The World Pledge, in honor of Earth Day.

Language Arts:

  • We practiced reading and writing long e (ee, ea, e-e) words.
  • We practiced making and using words with double consonants and  –ed endings.
  • We thought of a task that we do well and listed the direction in order.  We are turning this into a “How to” instruction book.
  • We turned our own stories into books during Writers Workshop center.
  • We wrote a journal entry about what we learned from the water safety demonstration.

Math:

  • We used blocks, pictures and numbers to add and subtract numbers to 50 without regrouping.
  • We looked at addition of three numbers. We used the strategies of factoring to make a ten or find a double to simplify the problem.

Science/Social Studies:

  • We worked with a partner to list and illustrate ways we can help endangered elephants. We turned this into a class poster.
  • We participated in a water safety demonstration put on by the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Physical Education/Spanish/Music/Art

  • In Physical Education, we practiced catching with scoops and throwing to a partner for accuracy.  We also begin to practice striking off a baseball tee.
  • In Spanish, we practiced words for foods we commonly eat, drew and labeled a plate of food and watched a video about Spanish names for foods from the Calico online program.
  • In Music, we practiced aural skills by writing down note patterns that we hear. We played musical games to practice solo singing and read a book about the instruments of the orchestra.
  • In Art, we reviewed color as we made a painting of spring flowers.  We read many stories about a mischievous bunny by Rosemary Wells from the Max and Ruby series.

Week 31, April 15-19, 2019

Concepts covered this week

Religion:

  • We listened to and discussed the Gospel stories related to Palm Sunday and Holy Week.
  • We made some symbols for Holy Week to add to our Lenten suitcases.
  • We participated in a Stations of the Cross Prayer Service let by the Fourth graders and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church.
  • We participated in the Good Friday observances lead by the Sixth and Seventh graders.
  • We read stories, participated in a discussion and made symbols for Good Friday.

Language Arts:

  • We practiced reading and writing long e (ee, ea, e-e) words.
  • We practiced making and using compound words.
  • We began to list direction in order to make a “How to” instruction book.
  • We continued to turn our own stories into books during Writers Workshop center.
  • We wrote a journal entry about our favorite color and how it makes us feel.

Math:

  • We used blocks, pictures and numbers to add and subtract numbers to 50 without regrouping.

Science/Social Studies:

  • We learned some interesting facts about elephants, talked about why they are endangered and came up with some ways that we can help to save them from becoming extinct.
  • We practiced a World Pledge and made illustrations to go with the words. We will lead the assembly in the pledge at the New Life Mass.

Physical Education/Spanish/Music/Art

  • In Physical Education, we practiced catching with scoops and throwing to a partner for accuracy.
  • In Spanish, we listened to a graphic novel, looked at the panels and thought about how an author has to balance their words to fit the panels. We then drew some panels of our own, then finished watching the movie we started before spring break.
  • In Music, we learned to notate music that we hear aurally with a song called Cluck Old Hen. We differentiated the sounds of a quarter note and eighth notes and putting them down on paper.
  • In Art, we learned about organic shapes as we studied Henri Matisse’s late work and created a work of our own in his cut paper style.