Below is a summary of today’s activities in Room 103:
A. Mass: Father talked about how Jesus is the light of the world and how no one can take that light away from us unless we let them. This includes the devil.
B. Reading: We shared one important date from our timelines with the class. Each person had a chance to say why that date was important. Next, we read a mini-biography about Babe Ruth in which we learned that he revolutionized baseball because of his high-powered hitting. We completed a worksheet related to equipment of baseball, how Ruth changed it, and a comparison of the baseball of 1900 with the baseball of today. Then, we worked on the computers at the back of the room to type up 5 quotes attributed to the person we read the biography about or 5 quotes about the person we read the biography about.
C. Spelling: In Spelling the 4th grade did a word hunt for words with the kw sound that were found in a selection about quilt making. They also completed a worksheet of definitions about the weekly list words and applied their knowledge of spelling patterns by completing textbook pages 112 and 113. Homework tonight is to finish the worksheet and textbook pp. 112 and 113.
Grade 5 did a word hunt on page 113 about runners and applied spelling patterns of -er and -est words to complete page 112. Tonight’s homework for Grade 5 is to finish workbook pages 112 and 113.
D. Religion: Grade 4 independently read textbook pages 24-27 on the patriarch, Abraham, and then used Activity Book pages 12-14 to help them demonstrate an understanding of the concepts learned. Homework tonight is to finish Activity Book pages 12-14.
Meanwhile, Grade 5 read aloud from the text pp. 21-24 as well as Genesis Chapter 1 to paint a picture of the creative power of God. The children talked about how creative God is and how He is not a creature since he was not created, but rather is the Creator. In addition, we mentioned that the Church does not teach that the order of creation must be accepted exactly as written in the Bible since the customary way of determining days is based on the rising and setting of the sun, and Genesis does not mention the creation of the sun until the fourth day. Nonetheless, this does not diminish God’s power because what is important is not how God accomplished this, but rather, the fact that God did accomplish this. To wrap up the lesson, students applied their understanding of an all-powerful God by doing Activity Book pages 11-13. Tonight’s homework is to finish Activity Book pages 11-13.
E. Snack and recess followed.
F. Mathematics: Tomorrow Grade 4 will have a test of multiplication. To prepare for it, students practiced skills on the “Check Your Progress” page of the text, page 158. Tomorrow we will finish page 158 and check it. Following that we will take a test on this chapter.
Grade 5 is wrapping up the chapter on fractions. We checked workbook pages 46 and 47 today.
G. Science: After lunch and recess we displayed our understanding of compounds, mixtures, and pH by filling out the test on this content. Once the test was done, students were free to finish any homework they might have for any other class.
H. PE and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd:
Mrs. Kuhr once again monitored us as we played another rousing game of soccer. Finally, we joined Mrs. Hilker in the Atrium to participate in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
Have a great night!