Our party will be on Oct. 31, after lunch recess. Students may bring their costumes to change into in the afternoon. Mrs. Van Pay graciously accepted my challenge to organize the party for me. A big thank you to her for her time and talents!
Students are learning all about the sacrament of Confirmation. They have learned that the sacraments of Confirmation, Baptism, & Eucharist are linked together. They are the sacraments of initiation.
I am proud and pleased to announce that all the 5th graders passed their first chapter test! The material covered was all about place value, addition, and subtraction. Our next chapter is all about multiplication. It is very important that all students know their multiplication/division facts from this point on! We will use these facts for the rest of the year as we learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions .
I have challenged the students to read 40 books by the end of the year. Each child has a chart hanging on one of the closet doors to keep track of their books. No written work is involved! When they are finished reading a chapter book they have an interview with me. They tell me the characters, plot, and setting of the book and then we stamp their chart. Some students have read 3 books already! My goal is to develop a pure love for reading!
They also have a book report due on any book at their reading level. The kids have their 3 dimensional pumpkin pieces already for their reports. They may bring them in as soon as they are completed.
We have been learning all about cells in this chapter. We have looked at cells through microscopes(which Mrs. Westphal loaned us from her classroom) and we drew diagrams of animal and plant cells too. We are now at the end of this chapter so a test is imminent!
We are beginning our study of Native Americans. We will be learning about the Eastern and Southern Woodland indians first. Stay tuned for art and craft projects regarding this subject.