Mrs. Toritto
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January 22, 2019

Dear Families, 

I hope that you all enjoyed the long weekend and that everyone stayed warm!  It sounds like we had a lot of brave skiiers and snowboarders in this class!  Though our week is short, we will be busy.  I hope to see you all at the Mass and Open House for Catholic Schools Week on Sunday.  The children are excited to share their artifact journal projects with you!

We are finishing chapter 6 in math this week. The children have learned many strategies for division and are doing well with this.  The best strategy though is memorization!  Please be sure that they are practicing their facts and that their calendars are turned in every Friday. 

I am looking forward to seeing all of the technology timelines this week.  The children have learned about many ways that sports have changed over time.  We even did some observations of the different sneakers in the class and how they helped in different sports.  I hope that they learned something interesting while doing this project.  Please be sure that they are prepared to present the projects.  Practicing reading aloud is a great way to be ready.

In grammar we will be continuing to work on using pronouns as well as singular and plural nouns.  Though this is review, the rules can be tricky.  Please encourage your children to look carefully when they are writing to make sure they have followed the rules that they are learning.

We have moved on from the pioneers in social studies and are now learning how the immigrants to our country throughout the years have a lot in common.  The children easily were able to compare and contrast the colonists, the pioneers, and the immigrants today.  We also read a book called Coming to America.  We will be learning about the different experiences that people had and the important contributions immigrants have made in the United States.

In religion we are learning about the Apostles' Creed and how it tells the main beliefs that we have as Catholics.  We will also be learning about the leaders of the Church and how the Holy Spirit guides them to teach and lead.

I hope that you all have a great week.  I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Mrs. Toritto