The week of October 29th is jam-packed with events. On Wednesday, October 31st, we have our fourth annual Dress Like a Literary Character Day. Students should have turned in a costume idea for approval from their teacher. All costumes should not be solely from pop culture. Harry Potter and Star Wars are considered pop culture by Great Hearts.
On Friday, November 2nd, we have EARLY RELEASE. Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up at 12:30. Athenaeum will still provide after school care for those who are enrolled. Before the end of the day we will also have our culminating assembly for the October event of Whooo’s Reading.
Wednesdays are SMALL GROUP DAYS! We have small groups from 11:10 – 12:20. Each class needs 2 – 4 volunteers to make this possible. Please reach out to your classroom liaison for information on how to sign up. The students love seeing their parents come in to help and we can’t run the small groups without your help!
As a reminder, students must turn in their choice for the Rome Project by Friday, November 2nd. Some students have already been approved for their choices and can begin researching their topics. We have been stressing with students that they should never search the Internet without adult supervision. Here are some good sites to begin with:
Encyclopedia Britannica: http://www.britannica.com
National Geographic for Kids: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
Literature: In Literature this week, we will continue reading from our current read-aloud, Little House on the Prairie – please make sure your student is provided with a copy if at all possible. We will also continue our exploration of Greek myths as we learn about plot devices and literary features.
Spalding: We will continue to enter words in our Spalding notebooks. Please continue to focus on accuracy with your students as they are completing their homework. There will be no Spalding homework Wednesday so that you can spend time celebrating the holiday with family if you choose.
Grammar: This week we will be focusing on understanding that complete sentences make sense when subjects and verbs “agree” with each other.
Math: In Math this week, we will advance our skills in multiplication. Students will begin to learn how to multiply a two-digit number by a one-digit number. They will also continue to work on how to take apart a word problem.
Science: In science, we will continue working on the Muscular System with a focus on cardiac muscles. The test for this unit will be this Friday.
History & Writing: In history, we will be focusing on Cleopatra and will begin working on how to write an informational paragraph.