Today was a special day in room 25. We had a student visiting our room for the morning, it was lovely to watch your kind children extend the gift of hospitality- inviting him to play fluency games, encouraging him to join them for recess and caring for him at lunch. I believe he had a wonderful experience here at St. John. Additionally, Father Crispin came in to spend some time with the children. Each of the students were able to share the Station of the Cross they made and tell Father all about it. After all the children had a chance to share Father blessed the Stations and took pictures to show to the children in Africa. It was a special 30 minutes for all of us.
In math this week we continued our fraction unit. Students are also working to master the 6 times table. Next week we will master our 4’s together and then move onto our 8’s (using doubling as a key mental math strategy).
In Social Studies the children are wrapping up our geography project, Last week each student researched one of the 5 regions of North America. This week they took that research and have been working on a variety of projects which they will present to the class next week. I love seeing their creativity- from posters, research papers, to ambitious power point presentations- each one of the children are finding ways to stretch and express themselves.
The children are continuing to build reading fluency and comprehension skills in book club and through achieve 3000- this week they had a focused unit with achieve around the challenging skill of note taking.
Wednesday March 29th- Class Picture Day – Dress Uniform
Friday March 31st- 2:30pm Our class leads Stations of the Cross
Tuesday April 4th- Field Trip to Burke Museum