||Fourth Grade Newsletter
Our Mission: At Shrine Catholic Grade School we try to exemplify Christ by praying, learning, and growing together.
Week of May 25, 2015
Religion-The week starts off with us working with Modesty. We'll discuss ways that modesty helps us choose actions that help us act, talk, and dress appropriately. We'll also read Bible verses that detail benefits to living modestly.
We continue working with the Corporal Works of Mercy and the Great Commandment that Jesus gave us. It was an interesting class discussion where students talked about how Jesus has the authority to make changes in order for us humans (who tend to get confused easily) to more readily understand God's laws and messages from the prophets. Students will finish their poof books about the Corporal Works of Mercy this week, too!
Science-The test over weather concepts is on Thursday. Take time to study each night for 10-15 minutes! We move into the water cycle and oceans this week. Students will be able to differentiate between trenches and abyssal plains, among other geographic features in the ocean.
Reading- We will read the classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, during these last few weeks of school. Students will enjoy this timeless story and of course will compare the book and movie at the end of the year. We will analyze characters and pay close attention to relationships and instances of cause and effect in the story.
English- We've been working with prepositions and prepositional phrases in class. Students enjoyed a cross curricular English and geography lesson when they described the locations of the states using prepositional phrases. This week we will play around with the very basics of sentence diagramming. Believe it or not, most students really love this!
Math-Geometry is everyone's favorite math topic....this week we'll work with circles, symmetry, transformations and other exciting geometry skills. We'll wrap up the unit on Friday, and have a test the Wednesday AFTER Memorial Day. A study guide will go home the Tuesday before and because geometry is such a HUGE unit, the test will be OPEN NOTE as well.
Social Studies-The third week of May is designated as MICHIGAN WEEK! Our Michigan posters adorn the hallway and we'll even set out some Michigan items like petoskey stones, model cars, Tigers baseball cards, copper samples, Faygo pop bottles, etc. If you can find a MICHIGAN MADE product at home....send it in for our mini-museum! We'll spend this week working on a special THEME each day (i.e. products, agriculture, etc). On Friday Mrs. Dixon has agreed to allow us to wear Michigan-themed t-shirts with our uniform bottoms. The children passed a bill making Michigan Week homework-free. (However, classwork needs to be finished! We'll give the kids time in school to keep up with assignments!)
· Mrs. Gmeiner, Mrs. Morrison, Mrs. Frechette
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Royal Oak, MI 48067