Welcome back to Room 20! April has been a great month! We started the month with a field trip to Camp Chris. We learned a lot, but we also had a great time! We were bummed when we couldn’t go to camp for a second day, but our teachers planned camp-like activities for to do at school, and our parents provided us with a great luncheon buffet!
We recently finished writing essays about famous women and people we admire in English class. After spring break is over, we’ll be moving on to writing poetry. We’ll also be MAP testing again after the break!
We finished Chapter 7 on algebraic expressions. Miss Stary announced that the 6th grade has another new Math Wizard! We’re starting Chapter 8; learning about algebraic equations and inequalities in Math class.
The school year is quickly coming to an end, but we’re not giving up yet! We’re getting set for that final push and finishing up the work that needs to get done before Field Day and our end of the year picnic!
6th Science/Health – We finished our projects about famous African American Scientists, students created Environmental Awareness posters for ‘Right to Read Week,’ and we are currently finishing up with minerals. In health we will be diving into drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
6th Religion – We are continuing with chapter 3 God’s Faithfulness. We have discussed the importance of faith in our lives. Not only faith in our family, friends and loved ones, but also faith in God. We continue to read and reflect on the weekly Gospel readings. We are preparing to make clothespin crucifixes and Holy Thursday activities.
5th Health – We are currently learning about the human body system’s. We began by learning about the smallest living part of the human body; the cell. From there we have created a flowchart about how cells form tissues, tissues form organs and organs for organ/body system’s.
5th Religion – We are continuing with chapter 3 Signs of God’s Presence. We recently discussed and shared how we can experience God with our senses (see, hear, feel, taste and touch). but also faith in God. We continue to read and reflect on the weekly Gospel readings. We are preparing to make clothespin crucifixes and Holy Thursday activities.
5th/6th Religion – The 5-11 religion class completed a small research project about Pope Francis. Students in 5-11 created a slide presentation with two Pope appropriate facts and added an image to each slide.
The 6th grade Pope Francis research project took a little more time. Students answered questions about Pope Francis, created their own motto and explained the meaning of it, created a new pectoral cross for Pope Francis and explained why they chose their new symbols, and created their own coat of arms.