A Note From Mrs. Roy
The Living Rosary was really special today, and the fourth graders did an outstanding job with it. It truly was a special way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. I hope the students enjoyed it as much as I did.
In Class This Week
Grammar: We will continue our unit on nouns; we will be learning about direct objects and subject complements. These are new ideas, so we will spend all week practicing them. Also, we are working on personal narrative writing – the students are telling about a special day with someone.
Vocabulary: As we start to finish up our first quarter novel, our last twelve vocabulary words will come from our final pages. There will be a test on Friday; we will have many practice activities in class to familiarize ourselves with these terms. The words can be found here.
Reading: We are nearing the end of our novel, The One and Only Ivan. As always, we will spend Tuesday reading in pairs and Thursday reading it as a class. Comprehension questions are answered as students read; all of these are pulled directly from the reading. We will also spend a good bit of time focusing on character traits this week. Students will complete a sheet identifying all of the character traits seen in one character from our novel. There will be a quiz on Wednesday on pages 157-255. Students should study their questions on the three comprehension sheets to prepare.
Religion: We will focus on the liturgical calendar this week. We will also work on a special project for our loved ones.
Science: We will continue to learn about magnets, with particular focus on magnetic fields and the Earth as a magnet. We will have a lab with different stations for students to explore magnets a bit more.
5th Grade Grammar/Writing: There will be a test on Wednesday on Unit 1 (Nouns). We will spend Monday and Tuesday in class preparing, but students should also review at home. After our test, we will begin a writing unit on personal narratives.
6th Grade Grammar/ Writing: We will spend the week working on writing personal narratives. Students will be asked to expand upon a prompt they have worked on this week, in which each child will discuss a time that God was present in his or her life.
Important Dates & Reminders
Wednesday, October 18 – Picture Day
Wednesday, October 18 – Mass (Dress Uniform)
Monday, October 23 – 2pm Dismissal
Friday, October 27 – End of Quarter 1