Today Fat Tuesday was celebrated in Room 103. In honor of this day, just before Ash Wednesday, the children of Room 103 enjoyed yummy paczkis, a traditional doughnut, during snack time.
What else happened in Room 103?
A. Mass/Religion: Father Mark told us about the virtue of fortitude, another word for courage. He mentioned that the Holy Spirit helps us to exercise this virtue which is needed when a challenging task must be tackled. Returning to the classroom, we reviewed the 3 tasks of Lent: prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. We reminded ourselves that tomorrow is a day of abstinence, no meat. We also voted on what charitable group we wanted to send our collected monies to. The winner organization was the St. Jude Foundation. Mrs. Hammang distributed the Lenten journal sheet on Ash Wednesday. We will share this paper with our family on Friday when it will be put into our weekly folder. Homework tonight is to finish this sheet.
Mrs. Hammang also read to us from the Little Black Book of Lent published by the Diocese of Saginaw. We heard about the history of the King Cake. While we did not have King Cake to share today, we did enjoy hearing about the history of the paczki filled with apples, strawberries, or cherries.
B. Reading: We checked the worksheet of vocabulary that was last night’s homework for which we had to find the vocabulary word that we received a definition for. Mrs. Hammang took scores from this. Next, we did a fill in the blanks worksheet using our Chapter 3 vocabulary words; and we also wrote sentences of our own using 3 of the vocabulary words. If this was not finished in class, it is tonight’s homework. Mrs. Hammang handed out the comprehension questions from Chapter 3. We began working on them, but will work again on this tomorrow in class.
C. Spelling: Both fourth and fifth graders worked with Mrs. Hammang to complete textbook pages 135-136. Any work not finished will be completed as part of tomorrow night’s (due Thursday) homework.
D. Snack and Bathroom Break: Paczkis were enjoyed during this time.
E. Cyber-Security Presentation: Mrs. Ogle, representing Michigan Attorney General, Bill Schuette, led us in a discussion and the watching of a film on cyber security. A paper was sent home tonight detailing the presentation. Students also received complimentary pencils emblazoned with the name of the Attorney General.
F. Mathematics: Fifth graders used their white board slates to practice problems on subtraction with fractions. After that, they received worksheet # 55 to complete. Tonight’s homework is to do worksheet #55 – Fraction Differences.
Fourth graders had an opportunity to have more practice in division with 3 places. We corrected yesterday’s homework from page 183 problems 5-24. Then we received worksheet #62 to do, Division with 3 digits. Tonight’s homework is to finish this worksheet.
G. Social Studies: Two of the fifth graders continued to type up their biography of Christopher Columbus, while the other 2 practiced the cantoring parts for tomorrow’s Ash Wednesday service. Fourth graders completed Questions 11-15 on the Northeast with Mrs. Hammang’s help. Then, they received the new worksheet on the Mid Atlantic states. There is no homework tonight in Social Studies.
H. Physical Education/Recess: Recess followed PE class which focused on returning the balls to the server. After PE boys played basketball, but girls became involved in a charades game.
I. Science: This was our final subject of the day. We learned the meaning of plagiarism. We were reminded that while taking notes we can’t just copy what we see. Instead, our science fair note cards should include a question related to our topic as well as the answer to the question in a Cornell notes format. We practiced writing out a notecard taking information on gravity as it relates to Isaac Newton’s work as a scientist. Pleases see below an example of how to do notecards for Science Fair. Have a good night!
Name: Student Name Science Fair Notes
Date: February 28, 2017
|Subtopic: Isaac Newton’s role in understanding gravity|
|Source: Give name of source, author, publication date, where published and by whom|
|Facts: (Bullet with numbers)
study gravity? 2. Published work in mid 1660’s
When did Newton 1. In 1687
publish his work 2. Wrote Principia
What did Newton 1. Wrote law of universal gravitation
help us under- 2. Helped explain how satellites move
stand about 3. Helped explain the movement gravity? of other objects in the sky
Key Words: satellite, gravity, Isaac Newton,