A Note From Ms. Gurn
This week we have our first field trip to Harbison State Forest for the Wood Magic Forest Fair. As we begin our new science unit on plants, this will be a perfect opportunity for exploring an ecosystem in a hands-on way! We will leave Thursday morning at 8:15 AM and return around 1:30 PM.
Wednesday is Picture Day! If you’ve been planning a hair cut appointment for your child, now is the time! 🙂
Have a blessed week.
This Week In Class
Reading/Writing Workshop: This week we will write our body paragraphs for our first persuasive essay. We will learn how to include evidence, citing our online sources with MLA style. We will be starting our new book in one week. Please purchase Wonder by October 23. The book cover is pictured to the left. Test Thursday on RW notes.
Spelling/Vocabulary Words: The spelling/vocabulary words remain the same as last week from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Test this Friday.
Science: This week we will focus on the study of ecosystems. We will put our knowledge to use by learning about renewable and non-renewable resources found in a forest ecosystem during our field trip to the Wood Magic Forest Fair on Thursday. See video below.
Social Studies: This week we learn all about the judicial branch of government. Why are there 9 justices? What are the most important Supreme Court cases in our nation’s history? Who are our current Supreme Court justices?
Theology: Last week we made a life size rosary to display and use in our classroom. We also learned a new prayer focused on the Annunciation called the Angelus. Your children must have this call and response prayer memorized in one week. This week, we will study the sacrament of Reconciliation. Our unit on Mary took longer than expected last week! Quiz on Reconciliation Wednesday.
4th Grade Social Studies: This week there will be a quiz on the Northeast region of the U.S. on Friday. Your students made flash cards to help them study each state. We will also begin studying the Southeast and Southwest this week. What are some characteristics and stereotypes of the South?
6th Grade Social Studies: This week we will study the two most prominent figures from Egypt- King Tut and Cleopatra. Why do these two historical figures receive so much attention? What were they really like? How did their rules affect ancient Egypt? Quiz Friday!
Reminders & Important Events:
Wednesday, October 17th- Picture Day!
Friday, October 20th- “Coffee Break” Breakfast with Mrs. Preston 7:30am; GPS Field trip at 9am
Monday, October 23rd- 2:00 dismissal
Tuesday, October 24th- Conference sign-up sheets available in the office
Thursday, October 26th- PTO Halloween Party! 5:30 in Neglia Hall
Friday, October 27th- In-Service Day (Enrichment Day if signed-up)
Tuesday, October 31st- Halloween!
Wednesday, November 1st- All Saints’ Day!
Friday, November 3rd- NO SCHOOL- Parent/Teacher conferences