Biographies: Students are making progress in reading their biographies. Please keep encouraging your child to do his/her best on the written report. I encourage students to look over these reports for grammatical errors so they will receive full credit. This is a wonderful opportunity to help students acquire heroes and learn from them: people who inspire us to be brave, honest and full of character.
Novel: As we read our novel, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, we join Kit on her adventure from the warm island of Barbados to a cold climate in Connecticut. Students will see the differences in culture as they learn to identify main events. We will focus on finding main events throughout this novel.
Writing: We are enjoying a new writing unit that teaches the key components of writing a fictional narrative. The students are enthusiastic about their new ideas and beginning thought processes.
Science: We have begun to explore the wonderful world of birds and will be creating our own field guides using our 6-word charts.
History: We in are fully engaged in our new unit on Explorers. This is an interesting time period to explore the many countries and men who explored the new world.
Bible: This week we will enjoy looking at the names of Christ. This week we will write reflective essays on the names that were chosen. We will continue our study of the life of Jesus as told through the four Gospels.
Memory: This week we will recite the entire poem, “Something Told the Wild Geese.”
Spelling: Click here for this week's spelling list.
Geography: The test over the New England States will take place next Friday, October 2nd. Students are given a word bank of the capitals so they must be correctly copied during the test. Students are not counted off for misspelling the state. We hope the following website is a great tool for your child to master this knowledge: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games.htm Thank you for encouraging your child to practice at home as well as at school. There is a study sheet and practice test in their binders.