April 8th – 12th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

This week is jam packed! On Monday, we have our 2:00 dismissal, Tuesday is the final PTO Meeting, and Friday is both our Lenten retreat and an 11:30 dismissal before we begin Spring Break. As we finish our Lenten journey, now would be a good time to look back with your child(ren) and see where this journey has brought you. Are you closer to God? Have you stayed fast to your sacrifices? How are you praying more? All of these make great dinner conversation questions and give you great insight into your child’s prayerful mind.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will continue to discuss Lent and focus on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. We will also continue our lessons on virtues and how to live them in our everyday lives.

Reading: The class will continue our novel study of Calder, Petra and Tommy as well as the Robie House. The class has finished our comprehension questions are now working on writing a persuasive essay based on the rest of the book. We have broken into Language Arts/Reading groups and the students are enjoying this new way to learn.

Language Arts:   The students will finish writing our persuasive essays and will continue diagramming sentences based on the parts of speech we already know! NO spelling words this week!

Math:  We have begun geometry! The class will begin solid figures this week. I highly recommend the app Foldify to help with learning solid figures. The students love it!

Science: We will begin an extensive unit on living things.  This unit will continue throughout the rest of the year and we will look at life cycles, inherited and environmental traits, survival adaptations, habitats, and fossils.  The class will continue work on the life cycle of various animals this week with a partner project!

Social Studies:  The class will test on explorers Wednesday, April 10th. We will use the rest of our S.S. time to finish our science unit before spring break and begin the Carolina Colonies and Settlers after we return. See below for our class Kahoot! study game for the test Wednesday!

https://create.kahoot.it/share/south-carolina-explorers/e1ac6a39-6c7b-4fda-8004-093baeea45dc

Reminders:

Monday, April 8th- 2:00 dismissal

Friday, April 12th- Lenten Retreat Day; 11:30 dismissal

Monday, April 15th – Monday, April 22nd- Spring Break!

Tuesday, April 23rd- Return to school

Saturday, April 27th- First Holy Communion