Tuesday, October 1 – Mass (St. Michael Archangel; First Responder thank you and blessing
Wednesday, October 2 – 1:45 Dismissal for students
This week in math, we took our first test. The students really worked hard to learn and master the concepts presented in Chapter 1 of Math in Focus. Please sign your child’s test and have them return it to class. We will begin Chapter 2 on Monday in which we will be covering: multiplication by a 1 or 2 digit number, dividing by a 1 digit number, factors, multiples, and real world problem solving using the four operations.
Students will be asked to practice basic multiplication and division facts for 10 minutes every night as part of this chapter. Dig out those flash cards, please!!!
We continue our study of the Northeast Region of the United States. Next, we will be learning about the Native American people who first lived in the region, Ellis Island, the Women’s Rights Movement in Seneca Falls, NY, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as a center of industry. We will also find out how the Pittsburgh Steelers football team got their name! The students will have a coordinating packet to work on throughout the chapter, as we do each chapter, and they will use this as a study guide for the test at the end of the chapter. Please make sure your child is keeping this packet and any other coordinating review sheets in their social studies folder inside their “sidekick.” It is important to keep track of, as we will be working with it often.
We are currently reading aloud the humorous book, “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” by Judy Blume. Ask your student about all of the trouble little Fudge causes his big brother, Peter, and his family! Also, we have started our first Unit of Study in Reading. During Reader’s Workshop, we are reading the book, “Front Desk” by Kelly Tang. We are looking at “reading intensely” and growing ideas about the story by asking questions, retelling what we’ve read, and identifying confusing parts.
This class LOVES reading!
We just finished learning about the many, many, many uses of commas! Check you child’s Black Take Home Folder for their Comma Test. Everyone did rather well! Next week, we will be learning about apostrophe usage in contractions and possessive forms. We have also been practicing our letter writing skills by writing a formal letter to someone at SFX every Friday to say hello, thank you, or send best wishes.
Also, throughout each week, the kids work on cursive in a handwriting book by Zaner-Bloser, which helps them develop their cursive writing skills with ease and fluidity. Mrs. Jaime Vehovsky, our wonderful occupational therapist at SFX, helps to support students in this realm.
We finished up Ch. 2 this past week, which discussed how God reveals himself through sacred scripture, and we took the Ch. 2 quiz on Friday. This upcoming week, we will start Ch. 3, which looks at how God speaks to us through the Church.
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