Your children did such a wonderful job leading the Stations of the Cross yesterday afternoon. They were confident, reverent, and set the tone for a beautiful liturgy. I was very proud of them.
Monda, -March 12- Funeral ****hot dog lunch will be in the classroom**** Writer’s Workshop 10:40-11:20, let me know if you want to come and help the children edit/revise their current stories.
- Tuesday, March 13 – French Toast, originally scheduled for Wednesday, will be served in Egan Hall (lunchroom).
- Wednesday, March 14 – Beef Tacos, originally scheduled for Tuesday, will be served in classrooms due to a funeral reception requiring Egan Hall and Kitchen. *** Writer’s Workshop 10:40-11:20
Thursday, March 15- 12:00 dismissal, Report Cards sent home
Friday, March 16- No School, teacher in-service day
Monday, March 19, Field Trip to St. James Cathedral (thank you to all of you who offered to drive and for the quick turn around on the field trip forms, I am really looking forward to this meaningful experience with the class!
We wrapped up our adaptation projects this past week. They are up in the 2nd-floor hallway, if you get a chance, stop by and take a look. The children expressed their knowledge of climates, traits, and adaptations in very creative ways. Next up, fossils.
We also wrapped up our multiplication/division unit. The children will continue to master multiplication facts for the remainder of the year but we will start our next unit on fractions on Monday.
How are you liking the new grammar homework? As we review it each morning, to check for mastery, I am already noticing an increased awareness of key grammar concepts. This week I will be introducing a similar math spiral review sheet. Once the children become comfortable with it, I will alternate between the daily spiral grammar and the daily spiral math homework every week. 4th grade also uses this spiral review for homework- practicing it now will not only help your children review key skills, it will prepare them for the type of homework they can expect next year. It’s a win/win.
We started our Iditarod reading unit this last week. This week we will read a non-fiction book together as a class and then the children will choose a particular aspect of the Iditarod to research further.
Writer’s workshop is back underway this week. The children completed their first stories; “How I Got Stuck in a Snowglobe”, this last week and are now drafting free choice stories. I love this new writing curriculum. It will be wonderful to see the children’s stories grow and develop over the next few months.
Enjoy this beautiful weekend and feel free to email me with any questions or concerns, I love hearing from you.