What big news this week! We've been talking in class about how a new pope is elected, but I surely didn't expect it to happen so quickly! It's just too bad that the students were at gym when the smoke appeared. I told them to go home and turn on the news and be a witness to such wonderful history in the making! We spent time on Thursday and Friday researching information about Pope Francis. Did you know he only has one lung? Ask your child for the background story. Lots of great info to share. We also celebrated Albert Einstein's birthday on Thursday. Finally, we spent time comparing the 2 men in a Venn-Diagram. The students came up with some great comparisons/similarities!
Our rescheduled Stations of the Cross went well yesterday. Ms. Keffer helped our students practice to be readers and picture assistants. We began and ended in song and it was a nice event to share with our younger students from grades 1-5.
Today, we participated in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In the words of Sr. Sue, "Our souls are all new and shiny again!" What a creative way to think about the sacrament!
A while back, we were getting low on glue supplies in the classroom and some kind donations came in to help us out. Now we seem to be in need of dry erase markers. We use our individual whiteboards often and we are noticing they are lightening. I find myself writing with one at ~1/week that ends up getting tossed because it doesn't work well enough. Also, our stash of tissues is dwindling at 3 boxes. With about 2.5 months of school left, that will be cutting it close. Any donations that you could send in of either item are appreciated! Thank you!
On Monday, please remind your student to bring in their Book It calendars. We usually put our minutes in halfway through the month as well as at the end, but today we just ran out of time. We will have a dress down day for St. Joseph Day on Tuesday. On Wednesday, we will excitedly welcome the first day of Spring. Report cards will also come home that day.
Wednesday: CE Due
SS Ch 9 Less 1+2 Test
Thursday: Sci: Ch 10 Less 1 Quiz
SS - States #21-30
Friday: Spelling Lesson 21
Math Ch 5 Test
Have a nice weekend!