The Best Part of Me

Last week we read a book of poetry called The Best Part of Me by Wendy Ewald.  In it, students wrote about themselves in poetic form and selected a pose to be photographed to accompany their masterpiece.  Inspired by our reading, we also wrote poems and they are now proudly on display in St. John’s second floor hallway.  Please stop by for a look at the wonderful poems and thoughtful photos.

UPDATES

JOG-A-THON – We are working hard to earn some special class incentives and support our school.  Please help your child collect pledges for this important fund-raiser.  The jogging itself happens next FRIDAY!

READING – Comprehension skills are our focus next week. Students will apply the strategies of Predicting, Questioning, Making Connections, and Summarizing to several short stories.

SOCIAL STUDIES – Once upon a time knights in shining armor, feudalism, the sad life of serfs, the quest for a direct route to the holy land, and a desire for trade with the far east somehow brought us all to a New World we came to call the Americas.  The story begins next week!

MATH – We’ve been exploring place value and how our Base 10 number system evolved (ask your child about how the Babylonians recorded numbers!).  This week we will learn about exponents, scientific notation and the properties of addition and multiplication.

WRITING – We will analyze paragraphs for effective organization (topic sentences, 3 supporting details, and a concluding sentence) and write our own using a graphic organizer.

RELIGION -We will be reading Genesis to reflect on God as architect, builder, geometer & craftsman and will look for examples of His grace in our lives.

 

Welcome Fifth Grade Friends

There’s excitement in the air on campus!  Teachers have been setting up classrooms, talking about curriculum, and eagerly anticipating a new batch of students.  In our classroom, everything is in place, but the desks look sad and empty and the books seem lonely on their shelves.  I am ready and waiting for the fifth grade magic to begin!

I can’t wait to meet you all on the first day of school!

Blessings,

Ms. Kelley