The school year has been quickly picking up pace and we have moved into our second month of school already! The students have been hard at work and have so much hard work to be proud of. In reading we have finished lesson 3 and are on track to finish our first big unit in early October. Students are also getting ready to apply all of the narrative writing skills we have been working on in their "big" narrative project. This narrative will take us two weeks to complete since the first week will be spent planning out what we want to write. I can't wait to see all of the creative stories they come up with!
Our math students in 5th grade will be finishing lesson 20 which means an assessment in the very near future. The students are already excited about the investigation that they will work on the day following the assessment. They love being able to explore concepts on their own that we will cover in more depth later in the year.
Finally, our religion students have been busy bees. We have completed our first chapter and a saint investigation in all grades. Third grade led the school in the first prayer service of the year, the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. Fourth grade will begin preparing for their All Saints Day prayer service very soon (so be sure to look for Dojo messages home with more details). The 4th graders last year had a blast developing their costumes for the prayer service.
Important Dates to be aware of for the month of October are:
*Tutoring is available for 5th grade Math and Reading on Thursdays when we are in school
*Oct. 1 - Dress Down Day (free)
*Week of Oct. 5- Conferences (Please be sure to schedule a conference with all of your students teachers not just their homeroom teacher.)
* Oct, 7- 5th grade class mass
* Oct. 8 & 9 No school
*Week of Oct. 12- Iowa Testing (look for dojo reminder in the near future)
* Oct. 13- Picture Day
*Oct. 19- No School
* Oct. 22- Missions Day (dress down for a dollar)
*Oct. 25- Parish and School Halloween Party
*Oct. 27- Spirit Day
*Oct. 30- Clas Halloween Party!( students may bring an appropriate costume to change into for the halloween party)
As always thank you for your continued support, and please be sure to let me know if you have any questions or concerns! Let's have a wonderful October.