Hi Families of 402,
We are focusing on the Iditarod Race in Alaska this week again. Each student has chosen a musher to write a biography about and to follow along the trail! The musher bio is due Monday after spring break. Please check out http://iditarod.com/ for more information! It is an exciting race to pay attention to. We also are reading 1000 minutes during the month of March! Please join us in our Idita-READ race challenge! Each student has a special reading log to keep track of the families’ progress!
We are in the season of Lent. We have been discussing what WE can do for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Ask your child about the purple Lenten journey that they should be thinking about each day. I will be collecting the purple sheets after Easter to see what they focused on during Lent. Thank you for supporting them.
We are researching our topic for ACADEMIC/STEM Fair that will be on April 10th. A bright orange packet with all the details will be sent home. It is important to pick a topic that is interesting to the student and also related to science, math, engineering, art, career, history, music, or literature. We have a unique opportunity to send 3 students to the BIG BANG CATHOLIC SCHOOLS STEM FAIR at Holy Family High School on April 21st. Students who would like to be considered for this STEM fair must do a project related to science, technology, engineering, or math.
I am sending home their cold weather items to be washed over spring break. They may still need them after spring break, so please make sure they are prepared! Hoping we can start spring, but you never know in Minnesota! Please remind your son/daughter to bring these items. This is MINNESOTA! You never know what the weather will be each day!
Thank you for your support! God Bless.
Religion: We are learning about King David (chapter 13). We are also doing the Stations of the Cross each week as a class or a school community. The chapter 13 quiz is on Wednesday, March 21st. Deacon Kim is coming to talk with the fourth graders about Lent on Thursday.
Reading/Language Arts: We are rfinishing THE MYSTERY ON ALASKA’S IDITAROD TRAIL. The students are doing a biography about their musher. We are also writing NORTHERN LIGHTS poetry and making an IDITAROD acrostic poem! We are reading 1,000 minutes for the Idita-READ! Please help support your child in this awesome reading challenge! Has your child been reading each night? Remember READING is KEY to academic success! Please support them in their independent reading time. Thank you! The goal for this month is 1,000 minutes!
Spelling: We are doing lesson 18 words. The test is on Friday, March 23rd. You can check out https://www.spellingcity.com/users/spaige for practice!
Math: We learning all about Fractions (chapter 8). Students should be focusing on IXL on fractions. The extra credit is WB pages 105-106. The test is on Wednesday, March 21st. Then we will start learning about adding and subtracting fractions. Also, be sure to ask your child about their IXL account! We had a lot of fun practicing our math facts and skills through this awesome website! Your child’s log in information should be in their assignment notebook.
Science: We are learning about ENERGY (unit 9). The vocabulary words are conduction, conductor, convection, heat, insulator, kinetic energy, potential energy, and radiation. The students are working on flash cards for the chapter. They should be reviewing them a couple times a week. There is a study guide to complete and study from for the test on Tuesday, March 20th. We will be doing the review p.477-480 on Monday.
History/Geography: We are focusing on Academic Fair research and notes. Please support your child with this project. Students should have a lot of their notes completed by March 19th, so we can start working on the outline and rough draft for the Academic Fair research paper.
Specials for the Week:
Monday: Computer and Spanish
Tuesday: Physical Education and Art
Wednesday: Library, Spanish, and Adoration Chapel
Thursday: Music and Physical Education
Friday: Computer and Music