A Note From Miss Boron
Before I begin sharing my instructional plans for this week, I would be remiss if I did not do a very important thing…I must thank you for all of your warm welcomes back. Your kind words and hugs made my “homecoming” an especially wonderful one. The good God has abundantly blessed my life with this opportunity to be a part of your child’s education.
Grade Five This Week
Religion. We begin our week in a special way. The live rosary will be said on the soccer field Monday morning. Mrs. Wall is having us meditate on the Joyful Mysteries while praying this devotion. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday and Thursday of this week: the regular children’s Mass on Wednesday and All Saints Day on Thursday.
Reading. Concluding activities for “The Marble Champ” will occupy our week. Those include: completion of oral reading, silent re-reading, written assessment, and vocabulary extension activities. The written assessment is planned for Tuesday, October 30th. That may be changed to Wednesday, dependent on our progress.
Spelling. Our first test will be given on Wednesday. Please help prepare your student by having them practice writing their words in cursive while they study at home. Thank-you.
English. We continue our work on sentence parts. This includes the following skills: identification of the complete/simple subject and the complete/simple predicate of sentences. Included in these skills is the recognition of nouns and verbs; these parts of speech are the composition of the sentence parts. Also, I will be introducing the writing genre of Personal Narrative writing. The topic they will be responding to is “Life is your Journey”. They will be reflecting on and sharing their best qualities that serve them in living their lives in the best way possible.
Sixth Grade This Week
Reading. Our week begins with the completion of orally reading the selection “The Fire Builder”. A written assessment will be given on Thursday, November 1st, about the story.
Relative to the story’s theme of perserverance, the students will be orally presenting their prepared essay. They were asked to choose and write about a famous person that has overcome many obstacles in order to achieve a goal.
English. The standard skills of sentence structure and sentence classification will be studied this week. The lessons will be on natural/inverted order (actually, that is a review lesson) and kinds of sentences. Like the fifth grade class, Personal Narrative writing will be dissecting the characteristics of this genre. I had this planned for last week, but we did not get to it. Unlike the fifth grade, they will be doing a more in-depth study of the characteristics and then, implementing them in their own writing.
If you have not already, please sign up for a parent/teacher conference time. The sheets are in the office.
My precept to be shared with the students this week is from E.B. White, “Always be on the Lookout for the Presence of Wonder.” Hmmmmm…I think that may serve us all as we remember the gift each new day affords us. May your week be a “wonder-filled” one.
Miss L. Boron