||Fourth Grade Newsletter
Our Mission: At Shrine Catholic Grade School we try to exemplify Christ by praying, learning, and growing together.
Week of March 30, 2015
Religion-Join us if you can for Holy Week Mass on Wednesday. It's an All School Mass that begins at 8:30. As we progress through Holy Week, it leads up to the most joyous holiday in the Church calendar. Jesus' resurrection is the most celebrated event--it's so important in the Church, we celebrate it for fifty days!
Science-Our very short week will find us reviewing fossil concepts.
Reading- Thank you to the parents that sent in popcorn and drinks for our reading party. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable hour of reading and snacking! Declamation information was sent home last week and almost all of the 4th graders have chosen their piece. Selections must be approved by Mrs. Morrison by this Wednesday. If you haven't seen the information sheet with important dates, please ask your child to show you. This week we will continue to read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. This is my favorite book written by Kate DiCamillo. The story takes us along a journey of a china rabbit who learns some important lessons in love. As we read we will focus on character traits and how they can shift and change. Students will work independently and we'll work as a group while reading this story.
English- We will continue to work with prefixes and suffixes. Understanding the meaning of these word add-ons helps with word recognition and comprehension. Students will also begin to identify adverbs and the role they play in a sentence.
Math-This week we'll wrap up our chapter on probability. We'll discuss how much fun it is to play with dice and calculate our CHANCES of winning. Can you imagine the guards laughing and "playing dice" for Jesus' tunic? What a horrifying thought! This is depicted in the outdoor stations and weather-permitting, we'll try to find it. Now I know I said there's a "TEST" on chapter 23. It will actually be a HANDS-ON test ("interview and observation") to check for understanding. While individual students are interviewing, others will use their new probability skills to play Yahtzee. Don't spill the beans, though.....I want them to show what they know!
Social Studies-This week we'll take all of our social studies time and devote it to studying the Passion. On Monday, we'll look at several relics of the Passion, including the Shroud of Turin. Tuesday we'll use our maps to follow Jesus' footsteps from his triumphant entrance and along the Via Dolorosa. On Wednesday, we'll gather to watch Jesus of Nazareth. Weather permitting we'll try to walk through the outdoor stations as well. Please check the main page of the website for information about HERITAGE DAY on April 24th. Each student will produce a hallworthy poster for our special day. I wanted to let everyone know ahead of time, just in case the kids are driving you crazy over Easter break.....you can give them something to do!
· Mrs. Gmeiner, Mrs. Morrison, Mrs. Frechette
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Royal Oak, MI 48067