It is almost March, and this is a busy time for our All-Stars.
In Social Studies we will be studying Community so we began our unit by reading our Economics book to use words in our vocabulary like consumer , producer, goods, needs and wants. We will continue with our text, but what a wonderful way to learn about communities than our own here in Seattle, Pike Place Market. I am sure you heard about their exciting field trip, and many parents were even asked to go there on the week-end by their children. Ask your child other vocabulary words like buskers, day stall, high stall, and craftsperson from PPM. Soon, we will be building our own communities in the classroom!
For Math, we are completing graphs like pictographs, bar graphs, circle graphs and grids. The next unit will be money, and your help is always helpful. Counting coins, buying a good in the grocery store and paying for it in coins, and playing money games at home all help for a better understanding.
Reading and Writing this week will be with Dr. Seuss. His birthday is March 2 so we will learn about his life and that he had more to offer than teaching how to read. We use our writing skills to compare and contrast some of his books, and study inference with the themes.
Religion is our main focus for March, with Ash Wednesday starting the Lenten season. Students have been thinking of how they can use prayer, fasting, and almsgiving for 40 days. Monday – Thursday we gather with the other primary grades in the morning for praying and a song. Then at the end of our day on Friday, students will go to church for the Stations of the Cross.
Lastly with the hard work of many, our Accreditation Team will now be here for 3 days this week so we can share with them how wonderful our school and community is, and that St. John School is the best! Dress Uniform is required for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; school dismisses at 2:00 this Friday in order to meet with the team before they leave.
As Dr. Seuss would say,
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
Mrs. Pat Hendrickson