Can you believe....we're well past the middle of March?
Not only THAT, but we also greet the beautiful season of SPRING!
It is also the feast of St. Joseph, the patron saint of our parish and school. May his gentle spirit of peace, honor, integrity, and commitment be spread throughout our world.
Once again, thank you for your prayers and good wishes for my sister as she recovers from her surgery. Her leg is healing, albeit slowly. (I've heard these things take longer as we get older!) Your concern and understanding mean a great deal. So thanks again!
Big news this week
: Our fourth graders are getting ready to help celebrate our LAST class Mass of the school year! Please join us at 8:00 on Friday if you can!
: Young Author's Faire stories are due NO LATER than Wednesday of this week. (This is a slight extension of time.) Some students need help with the binding of their books...we can do that right here, thanks to Ms. Reynier!
From the "Beats Me!" Department
: I will be entering grades for the third trimester this week, but I have NO idea how incorrect grades snuck into the Math and English categories! Some students received some "F's"...totally incorrect! I'll figure out how to remedy the situation this week. In the meantime, I say, "Lets blame those pesky little leprechauns!"
More important news
: I will be sending home confirmation of our chaperones for our Mission Solano trip on March 29. Thank you to all who volunteered; it should be a great trip! We do need to double check with the bus company, but we SHOULD be able to accommodate all who signed up. Please watch for details!
And later this week
, I'll send home an update of the chaperone hopefuls for our Sacramento trip on April 26. Given the number of folks interested, we may well have to draw names. Stay tuned! (And again, if you are not among "the chose," you are welcome to pay your own way and join the fun! watch for those details, as well!)
Proudly presenting not one
but TWO SuperKids this week:
Miranda Morais and Lexi Roben!
And now, a look at the week's curriculum:
: We will focus on preparations for our Mass on Friday.
We'll also begin Chapter 9
: We may well finish up Chapter 7 and possibly move on to Chapter 8: Dividing by TWO Digit Numbers! (The plot thickens, but if kids remember the pattern embedded in the sentence: "Does Mother Serve Cheese Burgers Raw?" they will be fine!)
Tentative: Chapter 7 test on Thursday
: We shall FINISH
! Next stop:
The Great Horn Spoon
, a great tale of a Gold Rush adventure!
Professor Grammar's packet: Commas, Part 2.
: Lesson 4
: Continued Cursive practice
Chapter 6: Mexican California
This week's lessons will include the story of the Bear Flag Revolt,
which figures prominently in our study of California history, as well as our field trip next week!