A Note From Mrs. Roy
It’s hard to believe that this is our last week of the 1st quarter. Time has flown by! These kids have already grown so much this year, and I look forward to seeing their continued growth academically, socially, and spiritually. Please remember that the students will not have school on Friday – they get to have a nice, long weekend after working so hard for these past two months!
In Class This Week
Grammar: The students have done an outstanding job learning about direct objects and identifying them in sentences. We will move on to compound sentences and run-ons this week. There will be a quiz on compound sentences and run-ons on Thursday.
Spelling: We will focus on words with the long i sound this week. This will be our last week with 12 words; we will begin to have 14 words each week during Quarter 2. We will do some activities in class to prepare for the test, which will be on Thursday this week. The list of words can be found here.
Reading: We have finished our novel, The One and Only Ivan. Be sure to ask your student to tell you all about it! We will work on several activities this week to wrap up the book, including identifying the theme, plot, and discussion of if this book deserves a Newbery Award. We will also compare the book to the real story of Ivan, which was the inspiration for this novel.
Religion: We will finish up our special project this week and share them with one another. We will then learn more about the Kingdom of God and how we learn more about this through reading the Bible.
Science: We have wrapped up our unit on magnets with a very fun stations lab. There will be a test on Wednesday. We will review for this in class on Monday and Tuesday with a study guide. Also, the PowerPoint and video below will be very helpful for studying.
5th Grade Grammar/Writing: Students will continue to write a personal narrative on a time that God was present in his or her life. We will go through the entire writing process with this assignment, focusing on each step.
6th Grade Grammar/ Writing: We will finish our personal narrative writing with a formal final draft. We will then discuss a different type of writing: the How-To Article. Students will brainstorm ideas for writing his or her own How-To Article that will be shared with classmates.
Important Dates & Reminders
Monday, October 23 – 2pm Dismissal
Thursday, October 26 – PTO Halloween Party 5:30pm-7:30pm in Neglia Hall
Friday, October 27 – No School for Students/ Enrichment Day
Friday, November 3 – Parent/Teacher Conferences