October 19-23

Monday: We started a new rewards system with Good Job Bingo!  We also shared about our long weekend and prayed together.  During language arts, the students worked on their presentations now that we’ve finished the book Old Yeller.  In grammar mini, we looked at our new spelling words (list 9: #11-20) and practiced them with a rhythm activity.  We completed 3 stations in Heritage.  The students read and summarized key points, drew a ziggurat, and built a ziggurat with sugar cubes.  We also read a few pages and did a grid drawing of a dinosaur.

Tuesday: We talked about the covenant God made with David and did a worksheet reflecting on the temple.  Afterwards, the students prepared their presentations and shared them with the class.  Tomorrow we will be starting a new language arts unit.  We looked through our things and made sure to turn in everything for that unit.  Some students may have catch up work if they have a section that wasn’t finished. This afternoon we read in our Heritage textbooks, read an excerpt from the Epic of Gilgamesh, compared it to the Genesis story of Noah and the ark, and the students had a choice of completing workbook page 22 or 23 on the differences in their religion and ours.

Homework: Spelling homework is due Thursday over list 9: #41-50

Wednesday: Our chapel speaker talked to us about why we need the armor of God.  She talked about how we’re fighting a spiritual battle.  We are starting a new unit in language arts on nonfiction texts.  We took notes on how good readers of nonfiction can tell the difference between fiction and nonfiction.  We sorted nonfiction and fiction books and shared why we put them in that category.  Lastly, we worked on Wednesday’s assignment with our mentor sentence.  In the afternoon, we wrote for 20 minutes and tried to include compound sentences.  The students completed an activity on fossils using candy and discovered that the environment affects fossil.  Then we read 43-44 in our Heritage textbook and drew our best illustration of a Mesopotamian boy or girl in accurate clothing, hair, etc.

Thursday: We read in our Bible textbook and in Jeremiah to read another covenant between God and the remnant.  In language arts, we took notes on 4 text features of nonfiction.  We will continue with more text features tomorrow.  Students looked at those text features in their nonfiction book, wrote down new learnings, and silent read.  For Heritage, we read pages 46-54 and completed workbook 27 on the different civilizations in Mesopotamia.

Homework: Workbook page 27 is due tomorrow, spelling test and mentor sentence quiz tomorrow



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