First of all, I want you to know Scantron testing for the class begins on Monday, May 7, at 8:30 a.m. It starts out with reading and later in the week—Wednesday and Thursday we will finish reading and begin math. Please make sure your child is well rested and has a healthy breakfast. It is crucial your child gets to school on time that week. They can always do extra practice in the above areas on IXL before the test.
For the past few weeks we have been working on different concepts of geometry in Chapter 9 of the math book. We will finish up this week and then begin interpreting different types of graphs. We will also be working on probability.
In science we worked in groups to explore what causes change in motion by using string, paper clips, and washers. We also discussed distance, force, speed, friction, and gravity. This past week we discovered how energy is related to work by picking up different items and pushing against things. This week we will learn how levers and pulleys can make work easier.
In social studies for the past few weeks we have been discussing the three levels of government and what makes good citizens. Next, we will identify ways economics affects people, such as buyers and sellers, and when there is a scarcity of a desired product.
In religion we finished discussing ways to achieve peace and how the Paschal Candle is a symbol of the Resurrection.
Last Friday, we went to the computer lab to find facts for the individual research projects. The project was given out Monday, April 23, with the Draft due Thursday, May 3. The published copy is due Monday, May 7. We will then share them with the class.
We will be going on a field trip with second grade to Brookside Gardens in Wheaton on Tuesday, May 22.