Fun and Focus
After some of our recent professional development, I've been readjusting my approach in the classroom with an increased focus on fun and on 100% compliance. What a difference this has made!
Please applaud your children on their excellent focus during class time and their positive attitudes. I am sincerely thankful for each one of them and for your obvious love and support for them.
RELIGION: The Holy Spirit Blesses His Church
The second unit focuses on the Church--how the Holy Spirit blesses it now as well as how He has blessed it throughout Church history. We will talk about the Third Article of the Apostles' Creed and about Martin Luther's place in Church history. This week, we will look at...
LANGUAGE ARTS: Times Have Changed
"Times Have Changed" invites students to consider how communities are established and change over time.
Whole Group Reading will emphasize poems and monitoring understanding while reading.
Writing looks at poems and the drafting process.
SPELLING: 5b-Dipthongs oi, oy
We will be focusing on words containing the dipthong oi and oy. Our spelling test will be on Thursday, November 19th. Please check the Spelling City website for our current spelling list and corresponding activities.
MATH: Multiplication Tables of 6, 7, 8, and 9
Chapter 6 focuses on using different models when multiplying.
This week's lessons include...
SOCIAL STUDIES: Communities and Geography
In this chapter, students will consider the essential question, "How does where you live affect how you live?" This week, we'll focus on...
A Few Additional Thoughts...
A full week of school: This week is the only time this month when we will have a full week of school. The kids have been doing a great job of being attentive and focused at appropriate times, but please be aware that this may be a tough week for some of them as they are somewhat out of the routine.
Kaylee's Baptism: This week Wednesday, we are excited to celebrate Kaylee's baptism. Kaylee will be baptized during our Wednesday morning chapel service. Woohoo!
Chapel Offering: Chapel offerings from the second quarter benefit Mary's Room, a local organization that is dedicated to fostering the well being of infants and young children through facilitating the donation, collection and distribution of furniture, clothing, diapers and other basic supplies to families while assisting them to achieve economic independence. We are collecting money, diapers, and wipes to assist with this organization's efforts.