We are in Unit 4 This Unit's Big Idea is "Everyone has a story to tell." Our main selection this week is "Darnell Rock Reporting" a realistic fiction story. In this story, a young boy speaks up about turning a basketball court near the school into a garden. Other reading activities include a Connect to Social Studies story titled De Zavala: A Voice for Texas.
Our Writing Focus Trait will be on writing to narrate with an emphasis on ideas. We will practice using suffixes.
Test on March 28
We will have a pre-test each Thursday and then the final spelling test on Friday.
I allow the students to sign up to take the challenge words if they want to. The challenge words score will show up as a separate entry in the grade book on-line and will only show up for those students who attempted the words. I am always pleased that so many students want to challenge themselves in spelling!
Our main chapter is titled Making Christian Decisions. We will read about how to choose to live a Holy Life. A Faith Vocabulary word this week is moral decisions - the decisions and choices we make to live as children of God and followers of Jesus Christ. Another lesson this week will be about the gift of conscience and how to form a good conscience. Our final lesson this week will about the Cardinal Virtues - the virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. Another vocabulary word for this lesson is moral
virtues - Spiritual powers, or habits, that give us the strength to do what is right and good and to live holy lives.
March 16 - Staff Retreat
March 19 - 23 - Spring Break
March 29 - April 2 - Triduum/Easter Break
THERE WILL BE NO LABS ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS October 16-20, October 30-November 3, November 20-24, December 11-15, December 18- 22, February 12-16, February 19-23, March 19-23, March 26-30. The last week for labs will be April 30-May 4.