Have you thought about the fact that Christmas is just 2 months away? As a family, think about how you can bring Christ into Christmas.

Our school year is quickly rolling along too. Parents, don’t forget to sign up for a report card conference. Mr. Lomas sent out an e-mail on October 23rd with the link. Here it is again: http://signup.com/go/zvgMuWw.

Here is today’s homework:

Math, Grade 4: Do problems 1-15 on text page 107. Use the graph paper handed out in class to do this. Study for quiz on 5X tables.

Math Grade 5: Do problems 6-20 on page 79. Use the graph paper handed out in class to do this. Study for quiz on 5X tables.

Reading/English: Study your poem making sure to include a dramatic presentation.

Here is a summary of today’s lessons:

**Religion:** We attended Mass today where Father discussed obedience, the virtue we are emphasizing right now. Father mentioned that there are only 2 important sources that we obey, God and sin. If we obey God, we will be happy, but if we sin, we will not be happy. Father asked us to think of times we didn’t obey and how it made us feel afterwards.

**Math:**

Grade 4: We began class by doing a practice quiz on the times table of 5. After that, Grade 4 started worksheet #30 on subtraction with regrouping. Mrs. Hammang helped us do the first 5 problems. Then, we worked on page 107 problems 1-15. See above for tonight’s homework.

Grade 5: Multiplication of factors with 2 digits was the focus of today’s lesson. We began class by checking the work from page 77. Then, we started working on page 79. See above for homework.

**Reading:**

We read and discussed Chapter 7 of *My Brother Sam Is Dead. *We reviewed the plot up to now and then read how Tim and Father went to Verplancks Road to sell the cows and pigs and how cowboys tried to steal from them. Thankfully, some militiamen came along to help the Meeker men.

**Science: **

We reviewed for our test on Friday by using a study guide to go over definitions and concepts. We got up to question #15. The review sheet may be found at the end of today’s summary.

**Specials: Music and Latin**

**English: **

We continue to study capitalization rules. Rules 6 and 7 were studied today. We completed a worksheet applying Rule 7 after we recited these 2 new rules. Class and our day ended with oral recitations of our saint poems.

Here is the Science Study Guide:

Name: _________________________Science Test Study Guide

Make sure you know the meanings of the following terms which can be found in your Science Interactive Notebook or in your Science Spectrum Textbook.

1. pan balance 12. water displacement method

2. triple beam balance 13. Archimedes

3. spring scale 14. volume

4. riders 15.gravity

5. density 16. newtons

6. graduated cylinder 17. grams

7. Meniscus line 18. hand lens

8. weight 19. forceps

9. mass 20. milliliter

10. flask 21. beaker

11. Democritus

Make sure you can also explain: (Write out on looseleaf.)

1. What tools are used to measure and what label is placed on the number for the following:

Tool Unit of Measurement

a. mass ___________________ ___________________

b. weight ___________________ ___________________

c. solid volume _______________ ___________________

d. liquid volume _______________ ___________________

2. How do you measure an object’s mass on a triple beam balance?

3. How do you figure out the volume of a triangular eraser using the water displacement method?

4. Why weight and mass are not the same?

5. What math formula is used to figure out volume of a regularly shaped solid?

6. What math formula is used to figure out density of an object?

7. How do you read a graduated cylinder?

8. Why are units of weight called newtons?

9. What is a hypothesis?

10. What are 5 things a scientists should look for when observing a living thing?