Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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Religion –Our Liturgical Seasons Unit is well underway.  We’ve been learning about the different seasons in the church year as well as the colors and symbols that coordinate with each season.  We anticipate completing and assessing over this unit before Thanksgiving Break.  Following Thanksgiving, we will begin a unit titled the 25 Days of Christ.  We will be using this theme to learn about 25 major events in Christ’s life.  We are learning about these events through scripture, art, videos, and individual reflection.  Please feel free to visit this website for more information.  http://25daysofchrist.com/pages/the-25-days-new-testament-edition
We will continue with these lessons through Christmas.  Advent Prayer Services will be held on Nov. 28 at 8:40, Dec. 7 at 2:50, Dec. 16 at 8:40 (5th grade leads), and Tues. Dec 20 at 2:50.

Reading/Language Arts – Conferencing and letter writing continue to go really well!  Many students are well on their way to their 40 books!  Keep on reading!  Following Thanksgiving Break, we will begin the whole class book, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  This will be able to count as one of the 40 books students need to read by the end of the school year.  We will complete some comprehension activities as well as engage in some Christmas fun that relates to the book.  We will also still offer independent reading time so that the students can continue working on their 40 books!

Math – We continue to work in Unit 3 - Geometry.  Lots of new vocabulary is being introduced.  Your child can review his/her spiral each night to reinforce the concepts covered in class.  Continued practice of basic math facts will improve accuracy and speed.

Social Studies - Students (Mrs. Anderson too) had fun learning about the electoral college when we voted on Pepsi vs. Coke.  Coke seemed to be the winner here at SFA.  Students should have showed you a map of how this turned out.  We assessed over The Constitution today using our online TCI social studies curriculum.  Students should already have their scores to share with you.  We will get back to science next week, discussing Force and Motion Matter.

Language Arts – We are wrapping up our personal narratives.  We hope to have these completed before Thanksgiving Break.  Following break, we will begin a unit on nouns as well as an informative writing unit in preparation for an informative paper in January to be written about MLK (his life and legacy).

Spelling – Spelling words next week will consist of words with the prefixes in-, im-, mis-, il-.  There will not be a spelling list the week of Thanksgiving.