- Tuesday-All School Mass
- Friday-Valentine’s Day
We have moved into learning about Measurement, using the customary and the metric systems. Students will be engaging in lots of hands on learning experiences throughout this chapter. Ask your student if inches, feet, or yards would be the best choice to measure: The width of your table? The length of a textbook? The height of a tree?
Also, students are doing very well with basic multiplication facts, now they should also be working on division. Speed and accuracy are important!!!
We continue to focus on our great state of Illinois and the Windy City of Chicago. We have been reading about the relationships between the indigenous people of the area and the European settlers. We will also be reading about important historical events such as the building of Fort Dearborn, the Great Chicago Fire, and the rerouting of the Chicago River. Students are really enjoying this topic! Also, in honor of African American History Month our read aloud is “Rosa Parks”.
We have been busy reading nonfiction and informational texts. Students have been practicing identifying different nonfiction text features and how those features can be used by authors to help readers find and understand important information. Students have also been examining the text structures of: compare and contrast, cause and effect, order and sequence, problem and solution, and descriptive examples. We have also been practicing writing paragraphs using these text structures. They are growing so much as readers AND writers! It is exciting to see!
Students have been memorizing the Ten Commandments. Ask your student to recite #1-3 to you this week, and please help them prepare for recitation of #4-6. These important laws help us live in accordance with God and with others while we are here on Earth. We have also been talking a lot about our conscience and how it is important to often examine our conscience as it guides our decision making.