Today is the Feast of St. Vincent DePaul. Don’t forget to give any clothing and household goods that are in good condition, but no longer used to your local St. Vincent DePaul Center.
Here’s a summary of what happened today in Room 103:
A. Mass: Thank you Grades 2 and 3 for leading us at Mass. Congratulations, Kindergarteners, for being more attentive at Mass. Thank you, 4th and 5th graders, for guiding the Kindergarteners in learning appropriate Church behavior and how to make the sign of the Cross.
B. Announcements: Tomorrow we will have a lock-down drill at School.
C. Mathematics: Class began with a review of the parts of an equation. We reviewed the following terms:
Next, we used our Cuisenaire rods to help us work out the answers to some word problems. Then we did some word problems without the rods. While doing them, we learned that insects can fly as high as 4000 feet. We also learned that Karim Abdul Jabbar scored more than 11,000 points more than Michael Jordan. Finally, we finished worksheet #17 that we started last Friday. We substituted values for the variables in the problems. We collected this worksheet.
D. Reading: We discussed and answered questions related to Chapter 2 of My Brother Sam Is Dead. We did questions 1-7 together by writing the answers to the questions in sentences and by restating the question in the answer. Tonight’s homework is to answer questions 8-13 on looseleaf. Tomorrow we will do question #14 in class.
Here are tonight’s homework questions:
8. What story did Tim relate (tell) about the man who ran his horse through a burial ground?
9. What important message did Tom Warrups give Tim?
10. What story did Tim tell Father before going to Tom Warrups place? Why would Father have been disappointed with him over this?
11. Who did Tim see at Tom’s house?
12. Why would taking Brown Bess be a problem for Father?
13. At the end of Chapter 2 Tim had a mighty conflict going on inside himself. Explain what this conflict was.
E. Spelling: Both 4th and 5th graders took pretests on Unit 4 words today. Papers were returned and the final test will be on Friday for these words.
F. Handwriting: We reviewed c and o which the substitute teacher introduced yesterday. Today we practiced the words with c and o. The practice words were: cocoa, ace, and stick.
G. Music: We had the first half of our music class with Mrs. Hammang and learned how to sing and act out the song, “The Noble Duke of York.” Then, a substitute teacher took us for music for the second half of the class.
H. Latin: Mrs. De Rocher helped us learn Latin today.
I. Recess: We enjoyed our playtime outside.
J. History: We learned the definitions of some of the vocabulary terms from the section on “Japan Reopens.” The words are: shogun, Tokugawa, Buddhism, and samurai. We also saw some pictures of Buddha and samurai warriors.
Don’t forget: Book orders are due on Friday. Altar server slips and drama slips are also due.
Have a good night!