Second Week of Advent!

Welcome to our second week of Advent.  The class is practicing acts of kindness daily using our classroom “Kindness Advent Calendar”.  You will have the opportunity next week to practice acts of kindness as a family. Homework for next week will be to find ways to be kind daily. Look for the choice chart that will be sent home tomorrow.

Important Reminder:  Dress Uniform  tomorrow for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The day we celebrate that Mary was conceived without sin!

Math: Using problem solving skills and creating gingerbread houses using multiplication equations.

Reading: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe novel study continues. We will finish the novel by Christmas break.

Religion: Comparing and contrasting the two birth narratives. Also practicing kindness.

Writing: Creating Christmas stories about Santa’s new Suit!

Science: A special maker space project with Ms Ocampo focused on Electricity this week!



Happy Holiday Season!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. We have three weeks to enjoy learning until Christmas break.

To celebrate Advent we will have daily morning prayer with all the classes in our department (grades 3-5)  If you are running late during Advent remind your student to come upstairs quietly and join in with the prayer.

Religion: This week we begin to prepare for the birth of Jesus. Our classroom Advent project will involve learning about and writing to Maria, from Costa Rica, our UNBOUND friend. Next week students will be asked to reach into their personal treasures and give some money to help Maria and her family with her education. More on this in the future.

Math: We will focus on problem solving over the next few weeks. Help your student work on learning multiplication and basic division facts daily. Minutes a day make a big difference!

Reading: The students will focus on specific skills with Achieve. I notice that many students are rushing through the articles and getting scores below 75%. Please encourage slow and careful work. If a student does not get 75% or higher the first try, they are asked to do another article/activity until a score of 75% on the first try happens.

Writing: Christmas writing will be fun and focus on self editing and word choice. We will tie in a lost of Christmas themed of grammar work.

Science: Our next unit is electricity. With the help of Mrs Ocampo, the fourth grade will make a trip to the makers space for an interesting project.

Important:  Report cards go home December 5. Please look for the report card this Thursday!