Room 7 Weekly Newsletter

Room 7 Weekly Newsletter


A look at our week…

Religion:  This week we finished Chapter 19 on Mary the Mother of God.  Next week we will work on Chapter 21.  In this chapter students will learn that the Easter Triduum is our greatest celebration of the Paschal Mystery.

4th Grade Language Arts:  “Why is farming important?” That’s the question we explored this week. In the biographical selection Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, we learned about the man who brought the plight of migrant farm workers to national attention. Last week’s informational text, The Edible Schoolyard, told students how to become community leaders by creating a school garden.

Next Week:  We will be completing a full grammar review.  We will not begin a new Journeys lesson.  There will be no Spelling.

5th Grade Language Arts:  Reading last week’s selections helped students answer “Why is it important to be aware of your community’s needs?” We read a realistic fiction story, Darnell Rock Reporting. Darnell, a reporter for his school newspaper, stirs up controversy with an editorial proposing to use an empty lot as a garden for the homeless instead of a teachers’ parking lot. Students also read Volunteer!, a persuasive text that encourages readers to support community projects by volunteering.

Next Week:  We will be ACRE testing.  There will not be a new Journeys lesson.  There will be no Spelling.

4th Grade Math: Chapter 8 Fractions

4th Grade Accelerated Math: Chapter 9 Fraction Addition and Subtraction

5th Grade Math:  Chapter 6 Dividing Fractions

5th Grade Accelerated Math:  Chapter 8 Decimals- Addition and Subtraction

Upcoming Important Dates and Events (Tests are only added on a weekly basis and subject to change):

Monday 3/21: 5th Grade ACRE Testing

Tuesday 3/22:  Happy Birthday, Daniel!  5th Grade ACRE Testing

Wednesday 3/23: 8am Mass, 4th Grade Math Chapter 8 Test, 5th Grade Math Chapter 6 Test, Religion Ch 21 Test, 2:30pm Dismiss

Thursday 3/24: 9:15am Washing of the Feet in the Hall followed by Living Stations of the Cross, 12noon Dismiss

Friday 3/25: Good Friday, No School

School resumes on 4/11.

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