Class News

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Religion - This week we will continue onto chapter 6 in our Eucharist book. The class will focus on learning about the consecration of the Body and Blood of Jesus at Mass. Please continue to make every effort to join your child on their sacramental journey towards their First Holy Communion by bringing them to Mass each weekend and encouraging conversation at home. This will give the children a chance to share what they have learned in class and help both parent and child to gain a deeper understanding of this beautiful sacrament. The children should also complete their Lenten sacrifices on a daily basis using their Lenten activity basket which they received on Ash Wednesday.

Math -  The class will review the topics of subtraction that were covered in Chapter 7. A test on subtraction with regrouping will take place on Tuesday. The children will then be introduced to the concept of repeated addition and repeated arrays which is a precursor to multiplication. The children should continue practicing their addition and subtraction facts each day by utilizing the flash cards which they have made. Please utilize the Connected website at home for further reinforcement of this topic. This week, homework will be assigned from Monday through Wednesday in this subject.

E.L.A. - We will explore the theme of how do people get along by reading the stories, "Soccer Friends" and "Once Upon a Baby Brother" in our readers. The children will be given their 15 spelling words on Monday and a Spelling Test will take place on Friday. In phonics the class will be introduced to the double vowels "oi" and "oy" as they appear in one and two syllable words. An assessment will take place on Thursday. Please utilize the packet about this topic that will be distributed this week. It is imperative that the children practice the phonics exercises from their packet nightly so as to meet with success in spelling and decoding words. In grammar, we will be working on identifying and writing pronouns. 

Social Studies -
 The children did a wonderful job constructing their 3D landform maps! They will be tested on their knowledge of landforms on Wednesday. Please utilize the review sheet that was sent home last week as a study guide. All information from the test can be found in the blue notebook. The children will complete their heritage book report presentations this week as they learn to celebrate the cultures of the world. 

*Please sign all homework each night as well as the reading log. All reading logs will be checked on Friday. All graded tests will be sent home in a packet this week on Tuesday and are to be brought back signed the following day.