We are now just a few days away from the unveiling of our nutrition projects. On Tuesday students will bring in their lunches, set them up in an attractive display, and show them off to the 3rd and 4th graders. Once everyone has had a chance to admire their nutritious culinary creations, the students will get to enjoy eating the fruits of their labor (so to speak). The report portion of the project (either a powerpoint or written report) is also due on Tuesday.
In other news, St. John will once again host Family Literacy Night . It will be held on Wednesday, April 5th from 6:30-8 in Egan Hall. Be on the lookout for a flyer with all the details. Some highlights include: iPad literacy games, a “book walk” (like a cake walk, but you win a free book,) games like scategories and Bingo and more.
WRITING: We will be exploring brain research into regulated vs. disregulated states of mind and our writing will center around our thoughts on this topic next week.
READING: Students will be completing two articles on Achieve 3000 per week and one article of choice at home. In addition, students have been asked to have a fiction book on hand for our Daily 5 reading sessions.
MATH: Our current unit is on dividing fractions. It is a relatively short one and we will likely have our chapter test by the end of next week.
SOCIAL STUDIES: On the horizon for next week: the return of Social Studies! We will be reading about early colonial times (1600s-1700s) in preparation for our upcoming unit on Colonial Boston and causes leading to the Revolutionary War.
SCIENCE: In addition to showing their lunches and sharing their reports, students will be studying for their Nutrition Final which is scheduled for Friday, March 31st.
RELIGION: We are continuing to focus on Lenten prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Reconciliation for 5th grade is scheduled for Thursday, March 30th at 10:00. Stations of the Cross are at 2:30pm this Friday. Feel free to join us!