Welcome back from the long weekend! Here's what we have in store in the coming weeks:
- Friday is noon dismissal
- Next Wednesday, January 25th, is mass with the 1st grade
- The Spelling Bee is the week of January 30th, also Catholic Schools Week
In Language Arts, we have taken a break from our Houghton Mifflin Reading Program and have started a writing workshop wherein we are working on Persuasive Essays. The students have chosen their own topics and it is their job to convince the reader to believe what they do throughout the essay. Your child should be completing a new draft with corrections from the day's peer editing workshop each night. Visit the following websites for help with Persuasive Essay writing at home:
In Social Studies, we are studying the original 13 English Colonies in the Americas. We have studied the geography of the colonies as well as the New England Colonies. This week we will be learning about the Middle Colonies, and eventually the Southern. Visit the following websites for some 13 colony fun!
Let's have a great week and remember the values Martin Luther King, Jr. taught us!
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." -MLK