St. Mary's Samplings
Kindergarten: Hard to believe we are into October. We love the weather! The marathon went well--you can still donate to our cause. We worked with the letter "A" this week and the word "the". We had a great week! If you can make it to grandparents/special friend's day next Friday we would love to see you.
Grade 1: The first graders are now working on math equations. We are doing fantastic with writing simple addition equations. In science we are now learning about how plants grow and change. We learned that not all plants start from a seed - some plants can start from a parent plant, like potatoes. We also learned about the life cycle of plants. In reading we read about how we grow and change and we read about how a lot of different animals grow and change, too.
Grade 2: We had a great day at Swell on Monday. Ranger Randee helped us learn all about seeds and how they travel. Learning outdoors is a fun way to review our science lessons. We are working hard on learning our spelling words each week. This week we used our bag of ABC letters to practice forming our words.
Grade 3: The third graders celebrated Gage Tomoson's birthday on Tuesday. In math they worked with lines, line segments, and discussed parallel and perpendicular lines. They enjoyed the beautiful weather with a trip to SWELL to discuss "Awesome Autumn" and "Seeds" with Ranger Randee. In handwriting they worked with numerals and punctuation. They are looking forward to Grandparent's and Special Friend's Day scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14.
Grade 4: The fourth graders have been working on finding patterns in multiplication. We are also working on the harder products to find with factors of 6, 7, and 8. We finished reading There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar. This story has a great message about bullying.
Grade 5: The fifth graders are learning how to write equations and work with variables in algebra problems. They also finished reading a story about segregation in reading. We then watched the story of Ruby Bridges, who was a little girl who was put into an all-white school. It is an emotional movie to watch.
Grade 6: This week in math we were working on solving algebraic equations. In reading we read nonfiction stories related to science and identified main ideas and details. In science we used gumdrops to create models of compounds and molecules. The 6th graders are in charge of this month's theme, "Using Encouraging Words". We created skits and songs to present to the rest of the school.
Oct 12 Two Hour Late Start
Oct. 14 Grandparents Day