During Lent we will go to Stations of the Cross each Monday at 2:00. We welcome you to join us. Our class will host Stations of the Cross on Monday, April 8. Next Monday we will be going to reconciliation in preparation for Easter. This week we will be talking about examination of conscience and how forgiveness is such a powerful gift.
This week our anthology story is “Life on the Ice”, an informational text about the challenges of life in the arctic. Our grammar focus is adverbs. Our next spelling and comprehension tests will be on Friday.
Our current AR period will end March 27. If your child has not yet reached their goal, please encourage them to do so. For those students who have met their goals, they should continue to read daily but hold off on taking any new AR tests until March 28 so the tests will count toward their new goal.
In math, we are finishing up chapter 8 on division. We will then move on to fractions! Our chapter test will be on Friday. I am very happy with the progress students are making with memorizing their multiplicaiton facts. Most students have either mastered all or most of them. I’ll send home another progress reminder for those students who may need additonal support at home. Remember they should be practicing with flashcards or Moby Max DAILY!
In science we are wrapping up our unit on organisms of the past. We made fossils last week and learned about extinct and endangered animals. We will conclude our unit with a test sometime next week. I will be sending home a study guide soon. After this unit, we will switch to social studies and our focus will be Native American tribes of our area and then the history of the Santa Clarita Valley. We will finish out the year by performing a play, “Santa Clarita: The Musical.”