A Note From Ms. Gurn
This week we have the privilege to participate in a Lenten Retreat on Wednesday. The whole day will be dedicated to prayer, reflection and Lenten activities. Easter Break begins this Thursday, March 22. School will resume Monday, April 9 at 8:00 am.
Please join us for Stations of the Cross this Wednesday at 12:00. We will join the parish!
Have a blessed week. See lesson topics below.
This Week In Class
Reading/Writing Workshop: This week we will be working on writing strong transitions and concluding sentences in our body paragraphs of our research papers. We will also be taking a trip to the Richland library to find reliable biographies for our papers. Make sure your child has a registered library card.
Spelling Words: The spelling words this week will be focused on words that end in “y” and need to be changed to “ie” when the tense is changed. The test will be Tuesday. Defy= defied, supply= supplied, apply= applies, pretty= prettiest, angry= angrily, happy=happier, dry= dried, ceremony= ceremonies, story= stories, lie= lying, die= dying, pay= paid, lazy= laziness, empty= emptiness, ugly= ugliness.
Science: Last week, the students created WANTED posters for harmful invasive species. This week, we will discuss how humans can affect ecosystems positively and negatively. What is climate change? What is a carbon footprint?
Social Studies: This week we will compare and contrast two instrumental figures during the Civil Rights Movement- Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. What did these two men have in common when discussing protests?
Theology: This week we will reenact the Last Supper with foods that Jesus and his disciples would have eaten in the Upper Room. We will venerate the Crucifix and reflect on our sins using an examination of conscience. We will also be making Lenten crafts on our Lenten Retreat day.
4th Grade Social Studies: This week the students will learn all about the legislative branch. What is the difference between the House of Representatives and the Senate? Who are the South Carolina representatives in Washington, D.C.
6th Grade Social Studies: This week we will be studying the Crusades. Why were Christians, Jews and Muslims fighting over Jerusalem? What was the effect of the Crusades?
Reminders & Important Events:
March 25- Palm Sunday
March 26- Rice Bowl collection
March 28- School Wide Lent Retreat
March 29-April 8- Easter Break/No School