Catholic Schools week was a tremendous success with fabulous festivities! The students were amazing this week, keeping the mood in the classroom and halls productive and fun-filled.
This coming week will be more predictable for the students.
Math: The class will continue to work on division CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.B.6. If your student is struggling with homework please know I set aside time to answer questions every morning. If your student is overwhelmed or confused by a concept, I am sending home an optional packet of review homework that the student can do instead. Math homework should be helpful for review and practice not produce confusion or frustration. We are here to help!
Social Studies: The students created a test as a class. They will work on studying for the test in school. We will learn how to take notes and use notes. We are also moving forward on the Oregon Trail!
E.L.A. (English Language Arts): For the next two weeks students will work on a narrative CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3. This project will be completed at home and school. Inspiration and re-writing may be done at home. Editing and final draft writing will be done at school. The students are not required to type this piece, but many may choose to type it.
Religion: Father Crispin visited our class recently. He answered many questions from the students. The class was engaged and respectful during his visit. We will discuss Pope Francis this week and other spiritual leaders and role models.
Science: We will design a boat that will float the most mass without sinking. Students may desire to explore this further at home and report findings using a variety of materials. Science Standard 3-5-ETS1-2.
Valentine’s day will be celebrated in class on Feruary 14. Students may begin decorating a box to bring in for our Valentine exchange. Class list will go home next week for those who want to get an early start! Bring a valentine for each perosn- everyone loves a Valentine card!
Dates to remember:
State of the School for returning families is next week. Pick up your registration packet and sign up for a Facilitation appointment. Attend one of the options below:
Tuesday, February 7, 7pm in Church
Thursday, February 9, 8:45am in Egan Hall
Thursday, February 9, 7pm in the church
Facilitation will be held February 12, noon – 4pm and
Monday February 13, 4-8pm
Coffee with the Principal and Vice-Principal for parents of students in grades 3, 4, 5 Wednesday, February 8!
This is a great opportunity to clear up confusion, build community and chat!
All school Spelling Bee February 16 / In class Spelling Bee February 9.
Greenwood Library will close for renovations beginning February 13
If your student goes to Greenwood Library for tutoring or to do homework, be advised the library will be unavailable for 6 – 8 weeks.
Thank you parents for all your support on an ongoing basis. The love and care you show for your children and our school makes St. John a very special place!