Thursday, November 2, 2017

Today is All Souls Day.  We remember and honor all of our family members and friends who did good work on earth, but may still be waiting to be purified to enjoy the beatific vision.

Tonight’s homework is to finish all incomplete work in the Spelling book.  A paper was sent home tonight for a parent signature which carries the details of this assignment. Fourth graders have sticky notes attached to pages that need to be done; fifth graders need to finish the pages upon which was written the word “Incomplete.”

Here is a summary of today’s lessons:

  1. Religion/Mass: Father helped us understand that Purgatory is a place for some people to go to be purified before going to heaven. While some people go directly to heaven like the canonized saints; others need to be purified in Purgatory before going to heaven. Returning to class, each of us shared special intentions related to our deceased relatives and friends for which we wanted to pray. Congratulations to C. T who served his first Mass today.
  2. Mathematics: Grade 4 wrapped up the unit by checking worksheet #34 entitled “Addition and Subtraction Practice” and by doing page 120 in our textbook, “Check Your Progress.” Grade 5 students continued to work on multiplication with 3 digit numbers and zero in the multiplier and checked worksheet #22. Then, they began working on pages 84-85 in the text on “Multiplication with Money.” We will finish this page tomorrow in class.
  3. Reading: We completed checking worksheet #39 of phonics related to vowel sounds au, aw, al, and all. The Wizard of Oz movie came next.  We finished watching the film today.
  4. Physical Education: Mrs. Kuhr led us in gym including some Halloween-type athletic games.
  5. Spelling: We reviewed any assigned pages that we had not finished. Our homework tonight is to finish any incomplete work in our textbook.
  6. Science: The structure of the atom was our topic of discussion today. We began the lesson by reviewing and learning some definitions like matter, Democritus, atom, proton, neutron, electron, stable, unstable, radioactive. synthetic, atomic weight, symbol. and periodic table. We drew a picture in our notebooks of what a box on the periodic table contains.
  7. Atrium: We ended the day by participating in activities for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

Have a great night!

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