Thoughtful Third Grade: On October 5th the Third grade along with the Kindergarten students helped to celebrate the Feast of St Francis. It was a wonderful experience for them as they dressed up as St Francis and St Clare. At this time, the third grade students are working towards building our community of faith by doing random acts of kindness. As we come to the month of November, the third grade will begin to work towards building our community of faith by helping others in our communities by collecting can goods for the food pantry. As we move along in our Math curriculum, in the next few months, the children will begin to work on multiplication. They will use different hands-on activities to learn their multiplication facts. They will create multiplication arrays, have class multiplication bees, and work with each other to practice their facts. Making it fun will make it stick! Our class later in the month of October will be learning about Bats. The third grade will go batty working on different Reading, Science, Math, Writing and Art activities related to the topic of Bats. We will create poems, make bats, and demonstrate how important and useful bats really are. It’s a batty world out there.
Fun and Fabulous Fourth Grade: Fourth Grade is excited to start off the year in Religion with a study of how God reveals himself to us. We know that He shares his love for us through creation, Scripture, the Church and most perfectly through his Son, Jesus. The class has been learning about saints and preparing a short presentation for All Saints Day on November 1st in the church. Every day, the students practice their multiplication and division facts as they prepare to do more advanced math problems. They love using their Chromebooks to explore and research our world. We just finished our state posters and they are on display outside the classroom. One of Fourth Grade’s favorite things to do is play BINGO to practice our vocabulary words in Science and Social Studies. Everyone has been working hard on reading books and reviewing strategies to help them to think and learn about what they read. What a fun year of learning in fourth grade!