A Note from Mrs. Ronald
We had a great week last week! Students took their first MAP test, received information for our first class field trip, and enjoyed their Monday off. This week is a busy one! We will continue our MAP testing on Tuesday, September 11 and Wednesday, September 12. Our final MAP test will be on Monday, September 17. Please make sure your child gets to school on time, receives plenty of rest and has a good breakfast each day so each may focus during the testing. Also, we are a thirsty class! Please make sure your child has a water bottle each day to help him or her remain hydrated.
This Week in Class
This week we will focus on developing an in-depth knowledge of the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church. We will begin with the life and dignity of the human person. We will participate in group activities and discussions that best help the students understand what this means and how we may best practice it.
This week we will begin our novel study of The One and Only Ivan. Students will be expected to read and take notes on the text as homework and be prepared to discuss the chapters in class the next day. We will be using active reading and Socratic seminars to develop our understanding of the text.
This week’s vocabulary continues from anti-bullying unit. We will work this week to define and use each word as part of our continued learning.
Spelling & Vocabulary test on Friday, September 14, 2018.
This week’s vocabulary list:
1. antagonize 2. bully 3. callous 4.domineer 5.malevolent 6. intolerant 7.harass 8. affable 9. compassionate 10. forgiveness 11. generous 12. hospitable 13. respectful 14. sympathetic.
We will also continue to develop our knowledge of the different types of sentences. These include declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory. Students will take a quiz on Friday, September 14, 2018 to demonstrate their knowledge of each type of sentence.
We will continue to review place value and comparing and ordering whole numbers this week. Students will demonstrate how to find different values on a number line. There will be a quiz to assess their knowledge of place value and number lines on Thursday, September 13, 2018.
This week we will continue to study world geography and map skills. Our focus will continue for longitude and latitude and include our study of natural resources in preparation for our field trip to Wood Magic Forest Fair.
This week we will continue to explore the elements of an experiment in order to familiarize ourselves with the steps taken by scientists for scientific inquiry.
Reminders & Important Dates
September 11th, 2018 PTO meeting in the St. Peter’s library at 5:30pm
September 17th, 2018 2pm dismissal