Week of October 22nd

Fall is here—with all the fun and cooler temperatures! Please be sure your child wears a coat, hat and gloves on these chilly days. We go outside for recess each day, so layers are important.


The highlight of the week was All Schools mass at Notre Dame on Wednesday. It was a wonderful celebration of Catholic Schools. Our class loved seeing all the 4th graders dressed as saints. Next year, it will be their turn!


As readers this week, we discussed the importance of illustrations to a story. We noticed the difference between text and graphic features. Our story this week, What Do Illustrators Do?, provided a great example of the use of both. We noticed that factual information was given in the text, while examples were given in the graphics. It was important to read both in order to comprehend the story. We also worked on sequencing and providing text evidence as we worked with the story.


In math we continued to build our computation muscles! We worked on basic facts with XtraMath, using those facts to help solve more complicated problems. We also worked on rounding and estimating. We learned a new game—Addition Top-it—to work on our fact power too!


We are studying light energy in science. We used flashlights and all different types of paper—wax paper, aluminum foil, white paper, black paper—to learn about how light passes through objects. We continue our study of energy as we learn more about heat, sound and electrical energy in the coming weeks.


Upcoming dates:


Wednesday, 10/31—Halloween party in 3rd grade—1:45-2:45


Thursday, 11/1—All Saints Day—all school mass at 1:45


Wednesday, 11/7—Fall book project due


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