I hope you all had a fun and relaxing Fall Break. Welcome to the last week of the first quarter of the school year!
Happy Birthday …
…to Warren! He will turn eleven this Thursday.
National Novel Writing Month
Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month? I have told the students about this, and many of them are excited to tackle the challenge of writing their own novel in one month! There is a website with lots of helpful information about how to do it, along with forums where participants can find support and encouragement as they set a goal for how many words long their novel should be. The kids’ version is http://www.ywp.nanowrimo.org/ (and I’ve put the link on our Portal to the Universe). Though this is not a school assignment, I would strongly encourage anyone who is interested to participate. It’s fun, educational, and will be a memorable experience! (I’m planning to do it myself!) Parents, if you or any adults you know are interested, the adult version of the site is http://nanowrimo.org. If you have any questions about this, feel free to contact me.
Here’s what we’ll be Learning This Week:
Bible – We will be discussing Joshua and Caleb, particularly how they were faithful in standing alone for what was right (lesson 8).
Our memory verse for the week is Romans 10:13-14, which says, For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
Reading and Writing – We’ll learn to notice how characters change over time in a story, and we’ll build background knowledge about workers’ strikes (which come up in our novel Esperanza Rising).
Spelling – Yellow Group: Sort 29
Blue Group: Sort 7
Pink Group: Sort 38
Math –We’ll review for the test on Chapter 3 and then begin Chapter 4: Divide by a Two-Digit Divisor. We’ll learn how to estimate and adjust quotients and divide using base-ten blocks.
Science – This week we’ll learn the difference between physical and chemical changes and reactions, and how to identify signs of a chemical change.
Social Studies – We’re going to learn about the French and Indian War.
This Week’s Homework:
Monday: math pages 239-241 (if not finished in class)
Thursday: math pages 255-256
Math – Ch. 3 test on Tuesday
Bible – verse test on Friday
spelling – test on Friday