October 2nd-6th

A Note From Ms. Gurn

I hope you all are praying for the cooler weather like I am! As October approaches, we are headed towards a busy month! Grandparents day is this Friday. The Scholastic Book Fair is also available in the school library this week. Your child may bring in cash to buy books.

As always, be sure to review your child’s Tuesday folder with them. Simple discussions about tests and new goals go a long way!

Have a blessed week.

contact: agurn@stpeterscatholicschool.org

This Week In Class

Reading/Writing Workshop: This week we will learn about the four types of writing: narrative, descriptive, persuasive, and expository. Let’s put them to practice with the correct professional language. We will continue to read our novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Test Thursday. 

Spelling/Vocabulary Words: The spelling/vocabulary words come from our novel. Some of them are British words! The list will always be in your child’s homework folder. Please review the list with them and practice daily for homework. Test Friday.

Science:  This week we will be focused on the basic building block of life- the cell. We will examine all of the different parts of the cell. How do animal and plant cells differ? See fun song below about the cell.

Social Studies: This week we will focus heavily on the legislative branch. What is the difference between the House of Representatives and the Senate? What are their jobs? What are their limitations?

Theology: This week we will focus on all feast days belonging to Mary- the Assumption, the Annunciation, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, and many more! We will continue to practice praying the Rosary by also learning two new prayers- the Fatima prayer and Hail, Holy Queen. Quiz Wednesday.

4th Grade Social Studies: This week your children are presenting their in-class Midwestern project. They had to advertise a Midwestern product from the Breadbasket of America! Next region: the Northeast! What famous landmarks are found here?

6th Grade Social Studies: This week we are beginning our new unit- Ancient Egypt! Where is Egypt located? How was their government structured? What were some interesting customs of Egyptians?

Reminders & Important Events:

September 10/4- School Mass at 8:30 am. (Mass uniforms required)

Tuesday 10/3- Progress reports go home in Tuesday folder

Wednesday 10/11- Pet blessing at 2:30 on the soccer field

Wednesday 10/5- Scholastic Book Fair begins in library

Wednesday 10/6- Grandparents’ Day/Porkchop Productions