THE WEEK OF JAN. 21st-25th , 2019
I hope you are enjoying the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Holiday Weekend. The name of this day, MLK Day, doesn't do him justice. He attended the Atlanta Public Elementary Schools and Booker T. Washington High School. At the age of fifteen he entered and later received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College, his Bachelor of Divinity from Crozer Theological Seminary and his Doctorate in Systematic Theology from Boston University. He is a present day prophet. Read his "I Have a Dream" speech to celebrate the holiday. Your children listened to it in his own voice last week.
This week for Religion, we continue to learn about our parish and the way it cares for its people of God. This includes service, care and worship. On Friday, we will prepare the Gospel Reading for the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time. In this Gospel we learn that when we do what Jesus did - bring glad tidings to the poor, liberty to the captives, healing to the sick and freedom to the oppressed - we serve the Kingdom of God.
During Math we will continue to work on bar graphs. From there, we will return to the Common Core Book (CCB) to practice rounding, addition and subtraction through hundreds. By Friday, we will review fractions.
We will review the skills for Lesson 12 with a Weekly Test on Thursday. Remember to study the skills found in the Practice and Phonics books and the vocabulary in the Study Book. The skills for Lesson 13 are: silent letters, possessives, pronouns, pronoun/verb agreement, compound subjects, and author's purpose. In Handwriting we will practice the cursive letters: "o", "c", "q", and "m". The reading selection is "A Tree Is Growing".
Social Studies and Science will have the same theme this week...landforms. We will be having fun drawing and telling about them with related projects.
Technology is always integrated into the curriculum. We have been writing paragraphs about meeting a snowman that came to life, practicing Coding, drilling Math facts, reading stories, learning Spanish, watching videos, making up Gym class with GoNoodle and learning how to use Google Slides. That's right, Google Slides! As fate would have it, four seventh graders wandered into third grade Thursday afternoon and were immediately put to work! They were very good and patient teachers. It is so nice, as a teacher, to see your former third graders all grown up. I have to say, they made me proud...even the ones I didn't teach!
Sunday, January 27th begins our celebration of Catholic Schools Week. It begins with the 8:30 AM Mass on that Sunday. Our children will be taking part in this Mass. Following Mass, there will be an Open House at School with refreshments. Please come with your families, friends and neighbors to see our great school and the teachers!
Have a great week!