Friday, March 3, 2017

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March 6-March 10

Religion –  Mrs. Schaffer and Mrs. Anderson’s classes wrapped up our unit on the Works of Mercy.  Mrs. Alsin’s class will take the unit assessment on Monday.  We also introduced our Lenten Theme-Moving Toward Jesus.  Each student filled out a Lenten Plan that will be reflected on weekly during Lent.  There will be a Lent Prayer Service on March 6 at 8:40.  Please feel free to attend.  We have started a unit on the Ten Commandments.  We will take some time to discuss each commandment and then create a 10 Commandments booklet to share with and teach our 1st grade buddies about the 10 Commandments.  This will serve as the final assessment for the unit.

Reading/Language Arts – We have moved back into our routine of independently reading, conferencing, and journal writing about current reading selections.  We are also completing mini lessons/activities for the comprehension strategies.  Following Spring Break, we will take some time to read in whole class novels or in Literature Circles.

Math –  Your child brought home their Unit 5 Oral and Slate for you to review and sign.  We have moved on to everything fractions!  We are practicing writing the homework assignment in the planner at the end of each class just like they will be expected next year.        

Science - We tested over our knowledge of Health this week and students were introduced to a few of the different body systems.  Next week we will focus on the Cardiovascular system followed by the Respiratory system.  We will test over this information when we return from spring break.

Language Arts – We will complete our “Writing on Demand” unit next week.  For the final assessment, the students will answer a writing prompt and then self assess their work using a rubric.  We have started a figurative writing unit with our focus being similes and metaphors this week.  We will move into other components next week.  We will also begin a short poetry unit.

Spelling –  Our Spelling list next week includes words that have the Greek/Latin roots trans, dict, duc, duct.