Devotions and Prayer – This week we will pick back up our prayer focus during devotions which we have taken a break from over Lent. We also continue to read a variety of picture books that help us grow in our understanding of who God is and how to care for his people.
Bible – This week we will read a few stories about Jesus appearing to his friends after Easter and will read about his ascension into heaven. Then we will continue reading OT stories, picking up where we left off at Daniel and Israelite captivity. Unit highlights:
✼ God blessed Daniel and his friends as they served foreign kings.
✼ Daniel and Esther chose to obey God above all earthly rulers.
✼ God worked through Daniel and Esther to influence kings and nations.
✼ God continues to work through people today to accomplish his plans.
Patterns of Power (Grammar) – Our focus this week is on adjectives. We will be learning from the book, Me….Jane.
Writing Workshop -We continue writing reviews this week. We will be wrapping this unit up next week.
Math – We begin Unit 6 this week which is focused on sorting things into categories, totaling groups and then comparing numbers. In this unit, we will do a lot of work with story problems and making models of our solutions.
Phonics – This week we’ll learn about when to use the ending of LE and will also work on adding endings to words with Y.
Reading Workshop– This week we’ll finish our poetry inferring work and will move into how inferring can help us comprehend new information in non-fiction texts.
Social Studies/Science – This week we begin a large science unit on plant and animal traits. This unit includes observation of some live animals which will be joining our classroom. Here are focus points of our unit:
- Plans an animals have different parts of traits that they use in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, get food, take in water, and move
- Scientists and engineers design products by applying knowledge of how plants and animals use their structures to survive. Engineers mimic plant and animal structures to solve human problems.
- Adult plants and animals have young. Some young resemble their parents at birth, and other young go through changes before they resemble their parents.
- Parents and their babies have traits and behaviours that help the young survive and grow.
Dates to Note:
- Week of April 19 – MAP testing
- April 30 – Zoo field trip – stay tuned for more details
- May 26 – End of year Camp Roger Field Trip – stay tuned for more details