This past Wednesday, I hemmed and hawed over the whether or not I should cancel our Thursday field trip. Every time I checked the forecasts, I saw that the chance of thunderstorms was getting smaller, yet frisbee golf and drawing could quickly be ruined even with a small thunderstorm. I decided to err on the side of caution and reschedule our trip. Of course, that meant we had a beautiful morning. Weather is pretty unpredictable. Life often seems to be that way. Yet there are things we can be sure of... particularly when it comes to God. In Romans 8:38-39, Paul states, "that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." It's good to know that no matter what happens, we can trust in the Love of our Lord.
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: What is Light?
"What is Light?" invites students to observe light and its interactions with the world.
Whole Group Reading will emphasize realistic fiction and making inferences.
Writing looks at the problem-solution organizational pattern and the trait of ideas.
SPELLING: 4a-Words with ai, ay, ea, ee
We will be focusing on words that have ai, ay, ea, and ee. Our spelling test will be on Thursday, October 15th. Please check the Spelling City website for our current spelling list and corresponding activities.
MATH: Subtraction up to 10,000
Chapter 3 focuses on subtracting greater numbers, with or without regrouping
This week's lessons include...
SCIENCE: Types of Plants and Animals
We are simultaneously exploring chapter 2 (Types of Plants) and chapter 3 (Types of Animals), comparing these two varieties of organisms as we do so. Chapter 2's big idea is, "Plants have parts that help them meet their needs," and chapter 3's big idea is, "Animals can be classified by their traits. As we explore this theme, students pursue the following questions...
PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Frisbee Golf
We will be going to the Watertown Disc Golf course on Thursday to play some frisbee golf!
ART: Drawing trees
We will be drawing trees while on our field trip, paying attention to their form and colors.
A Few Additional Thoughts...
Disc Golf Fieldtrip, October 15th: This past Thursday, our fieldtrip was cancelled due to the possibility of thunderstorms in the area. We are now rescheduling the Brandt/Quirk Disc Golf trip for Thursday, October 15th from 8:30-12:15, on the morning of Thursday, October 8th. Our class will play disc golf, draw trees, and have a picnic. Students should dress appropriately for the weather and should bring a bag lunch. They are also encouraged to bring frisbees. Though I do not want children to be using a golf disc for this event, adult chaperons are welcome to do so. Please let me know if you are interested in being a chaperone. A survey was sent on Class Messenger yesterday.
Walk-a-thon: Tonight, Friday, October 9th, is the Good Shepherd Walk-a-thon, from 6:30-7:30 pm on our school's campus. Pledge money should have been collected and returned by today, but anyone is welcome to join us for the fun night, whether they collected money or not. Proceeds help to fund educational opportunities for our students.
Chapel Offering: Chapel offerings from the first quarter will benefit Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God's children hungry in body and spirit. Students went home with a small canister of M&Ms that they can use for offerings. Filling the canister with quarters feeds a lot of people. Look at the container for more information. Also, check out Feed My Starving Children on the internet if you would like to know more about that organization.