News – February 28, 2020

A Note from the Teacher

Dear Families,

   Happy Lent! We began our week in religion talking about Jesus as the Good Shepherd for Lent. He forgives us as he gathers all the sheep and lambs (us) no matter how far we stray. We ended the week with a prayer meditation on Jesus as the Good Shepherd for us. It was a great way to begin our Lenten season!

We welcomed a new member to our class this week! Welcome Mathew!

We had fun listening to all the book reports this week!

Parent volunteers are needed for math help on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:45! Please sign ups are here!

Blessings,
Paula A. Martin-Zender
We enjoyed hearing each other’s book reports

 

Dates to Remember:
  • Monday, March 2 – Read Across America – Students dress up as their favorite book character! We have an all-school celebration in the afternoon!
  • Friday, March 6 – Mass – dress uniform
  • Saturday, March 7 – Auction at Bellingham Country Club
  • Friday, March 14 6:00 starting in the church – Children’s Stations of the Cross – Fish Fry – Lenten Craft Fun – In the gym!
  • Monday, March 30 – Book reports are due! They will be handed out next Friday

Field Trip Dates:

  • Museum of Flight – Changed to a new date! – April 17th!!!
  • Tuesday, May 19 morning – Whatcom Museum
  • Friday, June 5 – Marine Park – most of the day

Academics

Service learning: picking up trash on our campus!

Religion:  Third graders theologians learned about Jesus being the Good Shepherd. We discussed what we were going to do in our personal life to become a better Christian for Lent. We also received ashes at the Ash Wednesday Mass. Finally on Friday, we did our service work, cleaning up trash around our campus.

Literacy: We presented book reports this week. We are deep into the book The Adventures of Vin Fiz. For spelling we studied r-controlled /ar/ words.

Math: Mathematicians are becoming more fluent these division facts: 0-5 and 10. Next week, we will tackle more of them!

Science:We reviewed and wrapped up our genetics unit with a test on Friday.

Social Studies, Technology & Writing:  We are typing our essays about their parents. They also worked on typing skills.

News – February 21, 2020

A Note from the Teacher

Dear Families,

    We had a very productive week! We have finished our Three-dimensional monsters, budget and story included. We presented them to the fourth graders to “sell” them on the product they made!

Meet BEMV!

For social studies, we are writing about one or both of our parents and typing them onto a word document.

For religion, we are memorizing the Apostle’s Creed. Half of the class have been successful!

Meet Dizzy!

Keep reading below for more information!

Parent volunteers are needed for math help on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:45! Please sign ups are here!

Blessings,
Paula A. Martin-Zender
Dates to Remember:
  • Monday, February 24 – Book reports are due! They will be handed out next Friday
  • Wednesday, February 26 12:30 – Ash Wednesday – Dress uniform!

Field Trip Dates:

  • Museum of Flight – Changed to a new date! – April 17th!!!
  • Tuesday, May 19 morning – Whatcom Museum
  • Friday, June 5 – Marine Park – most of the day

Academics

Fr. Moore talked about his vocation of priesthood this week.

Religion:  Third graders theologians started this week with Fr. Moore coming into our classroom to talk about his vocation of priesthood. We then learned about the early church and the apostles, as they are memorizing the Apostle’s Creed. We also are reading about various African-Americans to celebrate Black History month.

Math: Mathematicians took a test on the concept of division this week. We have also started chapter 7, which is memorizing division facts. Those that know their multiplication facts are better at knowing their division facts!

Social Studies, Technology & Writing:  We are typing our essays about their parents. They also worked on typing skills. Students are to interview their grandparents.

Meet Olive!
Meet Rex!
Meet Billy Bob Joey!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science:  We presented our Three-Dimensional Monsters to the fourth graders as a group today!

Literacy: We are reading The Adventures of Vin Fiz in class, studying the vocabulary for it, analyzing the characters and plot too! We especially focused on similes this week!

Spelling: Unit 21 which focused on r-controlled /ur/ using the spellings of ir, ear, ur and or.

News – February 13, 2020

A Note from the Teacher

Dear Families,

    Happy Valentine’s Day! We had a wonderful celebration! Thank you very much to all you families for bringing for me so many beautiful flowers to make a wonderful bouquet for me! They are lovely! Thank you also for the cards and chocolate!

Beautiful Valentine’s Day flowers! Thank you!

For social studies, we are wrapping up writing our fourth paragraph about ourselves. We will begin writing about a parent. Next: students are to interview their grandparents in person, on Skype or Facetime or call them. We will be taking that information and begin to write about at least one grandparent. It is due on Friday, February 21st. The interview questions went home in the Friday Folder. Thank you for your support on this!

     Parent volunteers are needed for math help on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:45! Please sign ups are here!

Blessings,
Paula A. Martin-Zender
Dates to Remember:
  • Friday, February 14 – No school – Teacher work day
  • Monday, February 17 – No school – President’s Day
  • Wednesday, February 19 – A FULL DAY – due to snow make-ups!
  • Monday, February 24 – Book reports are due! They will be handed out next Friday

Field Trip Dates:

  • Museum of Flight – Changed to a new date! – April 17th!!!
  • Tuesday, May 19 morning – Whatcom Museum
  • Friday, June 5 – Marine Park – most of the day

Academics

Religion:  Third graders theologians learned about vocations by looking at our families. We also are reading about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and how he was a peacemaker. We will be discussing more African-Americans to celebrate Black History month. On Tuesday, when we get back, Fr. Moore will come in to talk about his vocation.

 

Math: Mathematicians are learning about the concept of division this week.

Social Studies, Technology & Writing:  We are typing our essays about ourselves. They also worked on typing skills. Students are to interview their grandparents.

Students cut up vegetables during cooking class this week.

 Science:  We are putting our finishing touches on our 3D monsters. Fourth graders next week will evaluate them. We also had cooking class this week! The recipe is in the Friday Folder!

Literacy: We are reading The Adventures of Vin Fiz in class, studying the vocabulary for it, analyzing the characters and plot too!

Spelling: Unit 20 Vowel /o/ from the spellings of -o and -aw.

News – February 7, 2020

A Note from the Teacher

Dear Families,

     Phew! We have successfully finished two of our three MAP tests this week, the math and the reading. We have one more next week on Tuesday. It will be the Science test.

Two MAP tests were taken this week!

Please come this Sunday afternoon for an Open House on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 2-4 pm! Come meet next year’s teacher: Mrs. Thomas! We are having a few competitions if you come. First, we are having a cookie making contest. So, bring in your best home-made cookies for judging! We are also going to have an interactive game throughout the school asking questions of the classroom teachers or looking in each classroom for answers. It should be fun! We would love to have you and, especially, if you bring a friend who might be thinking of the school for a family member!

For social studies, we are almost done with writing about ourselves. Next: students are need to finish all of their parent interviews by Monday! We will be taking that information and begin to write about at least one parent. Soon, they will be interviewing their grandparents. Thank you for your support on this!

     FIELD TRIP UPDATE!!! The Museum of Flight field trip has been rescheduled to April 17.

    Currently, I have only one parent volunteers for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 8:30-9:45! Please sign ups are here!

Blessings,
Paula A. Martin-Zender
Dates to Remember:
  • Sunday, February 9 – 2-4 pm – Open House Fun
  • Thursday, February 13 – Valentine’s Day party 2:00 pm
  • Friday, February 14 – No school – Teacher work day
  • Monday, February 17 – No school – President’s Day
  • Wednesday, February 19 – A FULL DAY – due to snow make-ups!
  • Monday, February 24 – Book reports are due! They will be handed out next Friday

Field Trip Dates:

  • Museum of Flight – Changed to a new date! – April 17th!!!
  • Tuesday, May 19 morning – Whatcom Museum
  • Friday, June 5 – Marine Park – most of the day

Academics

Religion:  Third graders theologians learned about the two sacraments of commitment: the Sacrament of Marriage and Holy Orders. They also are thinking about vocations, what God is calling us to do in life, based on the gifts God has given us. Fr. Moore will be visiting us in two weeks to discuss his vocation.

Math: Mathematicians are learning about the concept of division this week.

Social Studies, Technology & Writing:  We are typing our essays about ourselves. They also worked on typing skills.

Students gave feedback on other group’s three-dimensional monsters!

Literacy & Science:  They have now collaboratively designed and created a three-dimensional fictional monster. (Bunnicula was based on the legend Dracula.) This week they have received feedback from other groups and are making revisions. Next week: the fourth graders will judge them! We also began reading our next classroom anchor book: The Adventures of Vin Fiz.

Spelling: Unit 19 Vowel /o/ from the spellings of -o and -aw.