I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas break and was able to spend time with their loved ones around the holidays! The students had worked tirelessly in the last few weeks for break getting ready for First Reconciliation and reviewing math skills with our “Craftivity”. Watching the students become some motivated and energized at a time when most classes tend to “check out” was so powerful for me as an educator. These kids really are amazing!
<- Taking turns “practicing” for First Reconciliation.
Helping our “elf” get ready for Christmas with his friends ->
With the third quarter starting on Monday, there are a few things to keep in mind.
- Third quarter is our class’s turn for Health class. This will be on every day 1; and will be have a grade in the third quarter report card.
- MAP testing begins Jan. 14th. You can help your child prepare by making sure he or she gets a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast each morning. We will still have a reading and spelling test on Day 5.
I leave you with some pictures of an experiment we did where we were “paleontologists” digging for “fossils”. Students had to extract as many “fossils” from the “ground” as they could without any damage, and as a class we classified whether we had dug out a mold, cast, or imprint fossil. We are finishing up our unit on dinosaurs and extinct animals, so keep an eye out for a study guide to come home sometime next week to prepare for our test.