We are officially halfway through the 4th quarter! It is hard to believe that the school year is coming to a close! Interim reports will be coming home in the Wednesday folder this week. Please sign and return them no later than Friday, April 24th. Here’s a look at what’s happening this week:
Math: We will finish talking about Titanic: By the Numbers today. We are learning lots of interesting facts about all the people and supplies that were on board the ship when it set sail over 100 years ago! Tomorrow we will review multiplication concepts for our Multiplication Test Thursday, April 23. Look for a study guide tomorrow! Towards the end of the week we will be learning about the Associative Property of Multiplication and comparing it to the other properties of multiplication we have learned this year!
Reading: After our study of tall tales last week, our reading selection this week is called “John Henry Races the Steam Drill.” We will continue talking about the elements of tall tales as we learn about John Henry. We will be having a selection test on Friday.
Language Arts: This week we will be learning about prepositions and prepositional phrases and how to use and identify them in sentences. Our spelling words are words with Latin roots: strain, restrain, constraint, legend, legible, lecture, versions, versus, adverse, manual, manage, manicure, disrupt, abrupt, erupt, secondary, sequel, sequence, prime, primate, and the bonus word is stalactite.
Science: This week we will continue to talk about caves and the formation of stalactites and stalagmites, as well as begin to look at glaciers and how glacial movement affects the Earth’s surface. In honor of Earth Day, we will also look at the effects humans have on our Earth and what we can do to prevent pollution of our air and water.
Social Studies: We will continue our study of Tennessee history with talking about our Tennessee presidents as well as other Tennesseans who have distinguished themselves in various fields. We will also learn how to use degrees of latitude and longitude to locate and describe places on a map.
Religion: This week we will learn about the second and third commandments and how they teach us how to love, honor, and respect God. There will be a test on the first three commandments on Monday, April 27th.
4/30 Poem in Your Pocket Day (information in the Wednesday folder)
5/1 All School Mass
May Crowning (after all school Mass)
Spelling and Math Bee (1:30pm in the gym)
Thank you for all you do!!!