A Note From Ms. Gurn
Can you believe we made it? It is finally the last week of school. I am so proud of all of my students. I have watched them grow, learn and mature this year. Thank you for sharing your precious ones with me. I will miss them dearly next year.
*No school Monday due to Memorial Day.
Please join us this Friday (our last day) for our awards ceremony at 10:00 am. The day ends early at 11:30 am. You may sign your child out after the ceremony.
This Week In Class
Reading/Writing Workshop: This week we will finish our novel, Fever. We will create projects based on the spread of the yellow fever, the life cycle of a mosquito, manners in the 1700s, and the city of Philadelphia in 1793. The students can’t wait to see how the novel ends.
Spelling Words: No spelling words. The students and I did the math and they learned 340 new spelling/vocabulary words in 180 days. Impressive!
Science: This week we will be involved in project based learning this week where students will pick any science topic they’d like to “teach the teacher.” They will create a visual presentation, make an assessment and lead a discussion with the class.
Social Studies: This week we will learn all about the modern presidents: Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump. Students will conduct a presidential interview with one of the following presidents above as they take on the persona of each.
Theology: The students will recite the Nicene or Apostles’ Creed on Tuesday. This week we will read the Bible story of the Good Samaritan and try to apply it to modern day situations. How can you be a Good Samaritan this summer?
4th Grade Social Studies: This week we will close out our unit on Reconstruction discussing the negative Southern effects of losing the Civil War. These topics include Black Codes turning into Jim Crow laws and the spread of the Ku Klux Klan. How do we fight racism today in our world?
6th Grade Social Studies: The sixth graders will write a letter to next year’s Ancient World History’s class explaining the curriculum/highlights of the year. They will make timelines beginning with Neolithic age and ending with Late Renaissance. Each part of the timeline will involve one fun fact of each civilization.
Reminders & Important Events:
Monday, May 28th- NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, May 30th- Mass/ 6th Grade Graduation
Thursday, May 31st- K5 Graduation
Friday, June 1st- 11:30 dismissal- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!