Welcome back! I hope you all had a nice, relaxing Spring Break and are ready to begin a great 4th quarter! We are back to our normal specials schedule, so we will have PE on Tuesday and Thursday as usual! Here’s what’s going on this week:
Math: This week we will be doing a mini-unit on geometry! We will be talking about similar and congruent polygons, naming polygons, classifying special quadrilaterals and triangles, and naming and drawing 3D geometric solids! We will be having a Geometry quiz Monday, March 30th. Look for more information about the quiz later this week!
Reading: Our selection this week is called How Fast Do You Eat Your Ice Cream? and highlights the process of conducting and publishing an article. It might just inspire us to do our own ice cream investigations! The vocabulary terms this week are pace, common, previous, major, randomly, publication, questionnaire, and rejected.
Language Arts: We are continuing our study of adverbs this week by finding them in written work and comparing them to adjectives. We will have an Adjective and Adverb quiz on Friday, March 27th.
Science: This week we will finish our study of the ocean! In lieu of a chapter exam, we will have a graded chapter review on Thursday, March 26th. This review will take the place of a normal chapter test, but will not be taken as a test grade. On Friday, we will begin to look at types of rock and how they are formed! This exciting investigation will carry on next week!
Social Studies: We will have a Landforms Quiz on Thursday, March 25th. This quiz will cover various types of landforms we began to study before Spring Break! We will also continue in our BizTown curriculum, moving from the financial literacy portion to the community portion. We will look into the circular flow of an economy and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship!
Religion: This week we will be celebrating the Annunciation with All School Mass on Wednesday, March 25th. We will also be learning about the first three of the Ten Commandments. We will have a short quiz over these three commandments on Monday, March 30th.
Spelling: Our spelling words this week are compound words: everyone, sideways, laptop, playground, bathtub, swimsuit, mailbox, goldfish, upstairs, blueberry, heartbeat, teaspoon, popcorn, birthday, fireplace, keyboard, yearbook, rainbow, wheelchair, and townhouse. The bonus word this week is geometry!
3/25 All School Mass- the Feast of the Annunciation. Students should be in Mass uniforms
3/26 No All School Mass- students do not need to wear Mass uniforms on this day
3/27 Last day for discounted pre-registration for the 5K/1 mile kids’ dash on Saturday, April 18th
3/27 School Play, 6pm in the gym
3/28 School Play, 1pm in the gym
4/2 Holy Thursday, 11:30 am dismissal
4/3 Good Friday, No School
4/6 Easter Monday, No School
4/12-13 BizTown field trip for grades 4-6
Thank you for all you do!!