May 30-June 2

A Note From Ms. Gurn

I can not believe I just typed “June” in this week’s newsletter title. We are in the last week of school! I am overcome with emotion when I think about all the love, laughter and learning had in Room 202 this year.

Please join us on Friday at 10:00 am in the church for the awards ceremony to close out the year! Remember: Friday is early dismissal at 11:30 am with NO ASP.

On Wednesday, your children get to “teach the teacher.” This is always a fun lesson where students get to choose what they want their classmates to learn. It shows strengths in creativity, resourcefulness, public speaking, lesson planning and more! I can’t wait!

Please see below for the lesson topics that will be taught this week.

This Week In Class

Reading/Writing: This week we will finish our novel, Wonder. We will create ten “precepts” and themes we have learned through Wonder and create a beautiful mural to represent the themes of acceptance and love in this book.

Science: We will present our multimedia projects on the brain this week! These videos will be posted on the school’s Facebook page soon! Be on the lookout. Topics include: the prefrontal cortex, the amygdala, left and right brain, the brain stem, and more.

Social Studies: This week we will memorize the list of presidents IN ORDER from George Washington to Donald Trump! I am sure that we will learn them in no-time with our helpful presidents song! See fun video below.

Theology: This week, we will end the year studying “All About St. Peter” to show respect for our school’s patron saint. Did you know Peter was crucified on the Vatican Hill upside down because he declared himself unworthy to die in the same manner as the Lord? He was then buried in Rome near the Vatican on Vatican Hill.

4th Grade Social Studies:  This week, we will finish our Civil War unit in just short three days! What were the lasting impacts of the Civil War that we still see today? I will also ask the students to write a letter to next year’s fourth grade class. This letter will be an advice piece to the rising fourth graders! 🙂

6th Grade Social Studies: We will present our Renaissance projects this week! In addition, your students will write a letter to next year’s sixth grade history class.They will reflect on all the topics they have learned this year in this writing assignment. I will miss this special class next year and I wish them all the best in middle school.

Reminders & Important Events:

May 25- Information Session at 6:00 pm
May 26- Birthright Service Project deadline- items due to the office (baby bottles, wipes, etc)
May 29- NO SCHOOL/Memorial Day
May 31- 8:30 am Sixth Grade Graduation with ceremony to follow/LAST DAY FOR SIXTH
June 1- 10:00 am K5 Graduation with celebration/LAST DAY FOR K4 AND K5
June 2- 10:00 am Awards Ceremony with 11:30 am Dismissal/NO ASP- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for grades 1-5!!!!