- Monday, October 21: “Brier the Brave Day!” – Wear your purple “Brier the Brave” t-shirts or any purple shirt if you don’t have one, in support of Kindergartener, Brier, who is bravely battling Neuroblastoma, a type of bone cancer.
- Tuesday, October 22: All School Mass
- Wednesday, October 23: October Birthdays Celebration – Students who have October birthdays are invited to dress down and we will have a K-4 celebration for them in the gym during the day.
Check out what students are doing in Art with Ms. Breen: here
Check out Library Happenings with Mrs. Sawyer: here
This week in Math we will continue working in Chapter 2. We will be reviewing multiplication and long division, as well as learning about factors of numbers, common factors of number sets, multiples of numbers, prime and composite numbers, and real world problem solving using multiple operations. We continue to practice working through all problems, step by step, with careful attention to procedure and accuracy. Ask your student to show you how a post-it note and graph paper help us tackle those tricky long division problems!!!
We will review the whole chapter beginning the week of the 28th, and will have our Ch. 2 test on Wednesday, Oct. 30th.
Keep practicing BASIC multiplication AND division facts at home!
We will continue our read aloud “Front Desk” by Kelly Yang. This book is fantastic! We are studying how to “read intensely” and grow ideas about the characters within the story. We use the text to consider how the characters thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors may be formed based on his or her experiences, challenges, and triumphs. Ask your student what events have contributed to Mia’s many character traits. We have also started meeting in our small groups for guided reading. In groups, we practice reading strategies to help us strengthen reading comprehension and fluency. Students will work with Mrs. Gonzalez in small groups at least twice weekly.
This past week, we continued our exploration of the wonderful Southeast! The Southeast will take us through chapters 6 & 7 in the textbook. We are learning about the land, people, cities, and events that have shaped the region. The students have a coordinating packet to work on throughout each chapter, as we do every chapter, and they will use this as a study guide for the test. This upcoming week, we will finish up the chapter on Monday and Tuesday and have two review days (including a competitive game of Jeopardy!, which the kids LOVE). The Ch. 6 test will be Friday, Oct. 25th.
Our Southeast States Song may be found here
Our Northeast States Song may be found here
Grammar and Handwriting:
At the beginning of each week, grammar concepts and the mechanics of writing are taught and the kids complete a series of coordinating pages in a workbook. The kids are taught the week’s concept(s) each day and afterward, are sent off to complete that day’s page. All assigned pages are due Friday and there is a short quiz on the concept. This past week, we focused on the proper use of colons and semicolons. This upcoming week, we will look at italics, underlining, and parentheses.
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.
This past week, we have begun Ch. 4, which talks about how God offers us perfect happiness and eternal life. Ask your student how we allowed God to use us as an example of His love towards teachers and faculty at SFX this week. At the end of this chapter, we will take a Unit 1 test, which is a cumulative assessment of chapters 1-4. We will review and prepare for this in the coming week.