Greetings from Room 103!
We had a very exciting day today.
- We started our day with Mass as we led the school community in celebrating the feast of St. Andrew. From the altar servers to the canters, to the readers, to the gift bearers and ushers the students did an excellent job. Kudos to you, boys and girls!
- Right after Mass we traveled to music class where Mrs. Lowry helped us to perfect our songs for this Sunday’s concert.
- Snack and our bathroom break came next with a chance to run several laps around the gym before returning to class.
- In Spelling class we completed page 81 in both the Grade 4 and Grade 5 workbooks. Then, Grade 5 talked about our favorite piece of art. We even went online to look at some famous pieces. Our homework tonight is to write a paragraph in which we:
- Name our favorite work of art
- Describe it in detail (3-4 sentences)
- Tell if we know who created it
- State where we first saw the artwork
- Tell why we like it
- Fourth Grade homework in spelling is to write a paragraph in which we state what we think our national symbol should be
- State whether the eagle is an appropriate symbol
- Comment on whether we agree with Benjamin Franklin that the turkey should be the national symbol
- State whether the bison should replace or be added to the national symbol along with the eagle
- State whether another animal should be the national symbol instead and tell why
- In math class Grade 5 started working on division problems with double divisors. Homework tonight is to do problems 1-15 on pages 114-115. Grade 4 focused on subtraction problems with zeros in the subtrahend. Homework tonight is to do problems 1-16 on page 115.
- After lunch room 103 students worked with second and third graders to finish the run through of our play with actions. Practice is coming well, although somewhat slowly.
- Although the wind was rather cool, we enjoyed recess outside.
- During religion fifth graders independently worked on questions related to the Trinity. Homework tonight is to finish the questions on the worksheet.
- Grade 4 students read and discussed the first murder recorded in the Bible, the death of Abel by Cain. We especially noted that although God punished Cain for his actions, he still loved him and protected him by putting a mark on him so that others would not try to kill him.
- Today’s work wrapped up with students perfecting their writing of capital B. We wrote the letter individually as well as practice writing the words Bethlehem and Ben.
Congratulations to fifth grader, Miriam, who took second place in the Grade 5 Woodsy Owl contest, and to Anthony E who took second place in the Grade 4 contest.
Have a blessed night!