Pretzels are traditional Lenten food because they don’t contain any of the ingredients that were forbidden during Lent. In the Middle Ages, pretzels were the food of the poor during Lent; now they’re a popular food. Their shape reminds us of praying arms. In fact, the word pretzel comes from a Latin word meaning folded arms.
Third grade will be incorporating this Lenten practice into our classroom. The students will be making pretzels to sell to students during snack time.
I previously posted the wrong link, but now I have fixed it!! Also, the assignment won’t be due until Monday, February 6. You will not have me, so it will be up to you to bring the assignment to me!! Here is the video link again.
6th grade has started learning about Ancient Greece. They will also be creating presentations on Greek Mythology. They are researching a topic and will present it to the class on Greek Day, January 19th!
7th grade will begin a unit learning about Russia. We will be learning about the differences and similarities in Russia as time has passed. Look for their “nesting dolls” in the hallway!
5th and 8th grade are beginning to learn about happenings and philosophies that lead to the Civil War. This unit will take a few weeks. Both grades will be ready for a test towards the end of this week. Next week we will start discussing important events of the Civil War!