A Note From Ms. Gurn
Thank you to all of you who participated in Catholic Schools Week activities. I enjoyed having visitors in the classroom on Tuesday! It was nice to reflect on St. Peter’s rich history. It certainly makes us proud and blessed to have the privilege to be a part of this great community.
Please see below for lessons being presented this week.
This Week In Class
Spelling/Vocabulary: The spelling/vocab test will be next Friday. The words come from our novel. The words are: imperious, intone, abruptly, urgently, desperately, frantically, crumple, harsh, tense, grim, scornfully, delicate, unwavering, clench, imprint, tentative, distort, massive, apparently, and hazy.
Reading/Writing: This week we will CONTINUE our figurative language, learning about metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, hyperboles, idioms, etc! We will learn how to find these strategies in our novel. When does Lois Lowry use figurative language? Does it make her writing more powerful? Reading Test Wednesday. We will also TRY to finish our persuasive essays this week, typing them on the iPads.
Science: This week we will finish our chemistry unit by participating in hands-on activities to show physical and chemical changes! Quiz on the periodic table, atoms and physical v chemical changes Thursday.
Social Studies: This week we will start the Cold War era. We will first begin by discussing that the Cold War was not a series of physical combat. We will discuss the spread of communism. What is the “iron curtain”?
Religion: This week we will study the four marks of the Church: one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. What do these four marks mean? We will also discuss Jesus’ law of love, love thy neighbor as thyself. See below for video on the marks of the church.
4th Grade Social Studies: I thoroughly enjoyed having “tea time” with your children as we read our letters to Martha Washington last week. This week, your children will be involved in their first big in-class project. Each small group will be responsible for researching one battle of the Revolutionary War. All research items will be given in class. There will be a quiz on Thursday.
6th Grade Social Studies: This week we will focus on Roman culture- what was daily life like for Romans in both patrician and plebeian social classes? We will also discuss the spread of Christianity and Jesus’ effect on the Roman Empire.
Reminders & Important Events:
February 8- Mass at 8:30 am. Fifth grade is hosting.
February 13- 2:00 pm early dismissal due to teacher in-service
February 17- Mandatory talent show practice @ 4:00 pm in Music Room
February 20- NO SCHOOL/President’s Day
February 21- Re-registration begins// Progress reports go home/ Talent show dress rehearsal 4:00-5:30 in Neglia Hall
February 23- School Talent Show at 6:00 pm in Neglia Hall
February 25- Deckle Edge Literary Festival in Neglia Hall (Saturday)
February 28- Progress reports due back to school
March 1- Ash Wednesday Mass at 8:30 am
March 2-3 Diocesan Teachers’ Conference/ NO SCHOOL