It has been a busy couple of weeks in room 25!
Lent is well underway- the children have learned about the dignity of the human person, how each of us are created in the image of a creative, communal, powerful, and loving God, and therefor every person has equal value. We have talked about what it means to be the Body of Christ and how we can encourage and support people around us through the Corporal and Spiritual Acts of Mercy. Through CRS rice bowl videos the children are learning more about the world around them, the value of education, and how the spare change they are putting into their rice bowls can truly change a life!
In addition, the children had the opportunity to make their own Stations of the Cross. They learned about 3 different artists- Landkamer, Fujimura, and Rouault- and created a unique art piece, inspired by their work. Each item they selected to place on their piece holds a unique meaning and the Stations are beautiful. Currently they line the walls of our classroom- I will send them home with your student on Good Friday, but until then, here are some photos.
Last week we had our first ever STEM day. It was a wonderful day and I am grateful to my colleagues on the STEM team for organizing such an engaging day, culminating with the wonderful family STEM night. During the day our class met with our 6th grade buddies and built towers using only index cards and a 24″ piece of masking tape. It was great fun watching them design, test, and redesign. We also had a guest speaker come and talk with the students about how her degree in anthropology led to a fabulous and unexpected job in STEM. It was a great day!
This week in Math we will wrap up our unit on fractions. We are continuing to work on practicing strategies to help us easily multiply in our heads. This week the children will tackle 7’s. Thanks for continuing to help them practice at home, repetition is key!
In reading we have started our Spring all class read aloud; Charlotte’s Web. This book is rich in themes of friendship and love. While reading this book the children will be learning about Figurative Language- and how to incorporate these language tools into their writing.
This week we will begin our next science unit on fossils. We will be reading a non-fiction book and several non-fiction texts. It is always a favorite unit for students!
SEE YOU AT THE AUCTION FRIDAY!!