Conference Time

CONFERENCES

I’m looking forward to seeing you and your student at conferences either Monday, October 18th or Friday, November 8th. Please note that we will be holding conferences in Egan Hall this year.

Here’s a link to the sign up if you still need to schedule a time:  https://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/5317fd70fa2c3e95-studentparenttea

DAY OF PLAY PHOTO GALLERY

I hope you enjoyed seeing the spirit of innovation come alive in your child as they engineered a game for their buddy and experienced “technology” without the use of an electronic device!

THANK YOUS

Thanks so much to those who helped with Dia de los Muertos mask making!  Between the vaseline moisturizer and the plaster exfoliant, kids not only wound up with a snazzy mask but also spa-like smooth skin!

DATES to REMEMBER

Monday 10/28/19- Conference day 1.  No school.

Tuesday 10/29 – Late start!  Our school day begins at 9:00am.

Thursday 10/31/19-Dia de los Muertos Celebration begins at 12:30

Friday 11/1 – All Saints Day Liturgy @ 9:00am.  Dress Uniform.

CURRICULUM UPDATE

Social Studies –  Our GALLEON unit continues.  This week we began researching  influential European explorers and conquistadors.  Students have learned details about an explorer’s early life, have read about one particular contribution made to the development of the new world as we now know it, and considered their lasting legacy.  We have organized all our notes and are now preparing to write a 5 paragraph essay reporting all that research!

Religion – Students have been preparing for our Dia de los Muertos celebration which will be held on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31.  A completed Ofrenda paper, photo and item representing the person being honored is due on Wednesday, October 30.  Thanks for all who signed up to bring food–No celebration is complete without it!

Math –  We are still working on long division…solving problems using the standard algorithm and estimating using compatible numbers.

Reading –  We began reading another short historical fiction novel entitled Morning Girl by Michael Dorris.  In this book we will explore Columbus’ impact on the Taino tribe from the perspective of a young girl.  These readings will provide rich opportunities to compare and contrast historical events.

Writing – Those 5 paragraph essay style reports will be our writing focus.

Science –  This week we will begin studying the Engineering Design Process in earnest.  Students will be engineering a a solution to help clean up plastics in our oceans.