- Tuesday, October 8th: All School Mass
- Thursday, October 10th: Wear Pink day in honor of Colleen Pope Vitu, a St. Francis mother who passed away from breast cancer a few years ago. Students can dress down in pink and bring in $1 as a donation to the Colleen Pope Vitu Memorial Fund. http://www.sfx-school.org/resources/parish/cpv-memorial-haiti-fund/
- Friday, October 11th: Social Studies Test, Chapter 5
This week we continue our topic: Multiplication. We are learning to multiply 2 and 3 digits numbers by using an area model and the standard algorithm. Students understand the importance of learning different strategies because there is always more that one way to solve a problem- in math and in life. We will be moving on to our next topic: Division. It is imperative that students are practicing their basic multiplication facts every evening to be successful in both of our current chapter topics. Dig out those flashcard, please!
We are nearing the end of study of the Northeast Region of the United States. We will review on Wednesday and Thursday in class. Students will also bring home their chapter packet and their textbooks to reread and study at home. The Chapter 5 Test will be on Friday. This past week, we learned about the native people of the Northeast, the American Revolution, and the wave of European immigrants through Elis Island. We also studied the creation of our constitution and the social changes which necessitated the 13th and 19th amendments.
In Grammar this week, we will be learning about the use of quotation marks and hyphens. Each week, we practice our grammar topic daily and take a short quiz on Friday. We just wrapped up apostrophe usage in contractions and with singular possessive nouns. In reading, all students have completed individual assessments, and reading groups will begin meeting soon. Meanwhile, we have continued to employ different reading comprehension strategies with our class read aloud, “Front Desk”. Students are asking important questions to better understand some of the complex issues the main character, Mia, faces as part of her new life in America. Students are also reading their own book and practicing some reading strategies independently.
We continue to deepen our relationship with our Lord through reading God’s Word and through prayer. We know that God hears all of our prayers. Every Friday, each student writes his or her own prayer intention. We then read them, one by one, and pray over them as a class. Your students have beautiful, open, and willing hearts to talk to God. They also truly know that God loves them deeply. This week, we will begin Unit 2 in our books and learn about Christ’s teaching of The Beatitudes.
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