This week in chapel Mr. Maddick, one of Zion’s 4th grade teachers, emphasized our theme “Standing in Christ”. Talking to God, surrounding ourselves with Christian friends, and reading God’s word help us stand in Christ!
Information for the coming week(s):
-For the Fall Harvest party, our class will be participating in a service project of making goodie bags for Friends of Kids with Cancer. In order to make the bags, I am hoping to have some items donated (the room party fees won’t be enough to cover all of this special activity). This is not a requirement, but if you would like to help, please go to the following page:
Please bring food items to the classroom by October 24th. Thanks for your help!
Calling Drew’s Avengers! Our offerings this year are going to Friends of Kids with Cancer and on Wednesday, October 25, we will be having a special voluntary offering. In honor of Drew Albritton’s 8th birthday, we will be collecting superhero items and all donations will be delivered to Friends of Kids with Cancer. Drew was a preschooler here at Zion who bravely fought cancer and now is with the biggest superhero of all, Jesus! Please bring your superhero items to chapel on Wednesday October 25. Action figures, costumes, toys, movies, backpacks, Lego sets, video games, shirts, or any items with a super hero theme are all welcome. Please email me with any questions!
-P/T Conferences: Please sign up to reserve a time via Sycamore. Directions went home last week. Please email me with any questions.
-Field trip permission slips are coming home today. Please fill it in and return back to me as soon as possible. Thanks!
What we are doing next week:
Religion: Jacob and Esau, Jacob’s Stairway
Reading: We are starting a new unit of Reading Mysteries. We will continue the same skill work of envisioning, prediction, and retell, but we will add to this work by thinking about the genre of mystery…what makes a story a mystery? We will also work on how to record/think about the clues the author is giving us to help us solve the mystery. This unit should be a lot of fun!
Math: Adding multiples of 10, Measuring using Centimeters, Collecting Data using tally marks, Ordering 3 digit numbers
Science: What is a food chain? How do animals adapt in an ecosystem?
Writing: Turning questions into statements…answering academic discipline questions correctly (Ex: Why did the little girl feel scared? Cite evidence from the text.)
Music: We are excited to be participating in the Picture the Music contest with the St. Louis Symphony again this year. This is a collaborative music/art project put on by the Symphony Volunteer Organization. Each year a different piece of music is chosen for the students to listen to—this year it is the Olympic Fanfare from the 1984 Olympics by John Williams. The children then draw/color/paint/etc. whatever they hear in the music and we may choose up to 7 pieces of artwork from Zion to submit to the contest. Students from all over the metro area participate and there is an awards ceremony in March for the finalists. The students may bring their artwork home to finish it; they may paint, use markers, decoupage (flat, not 3D), glitter, crayons, etc. Please have them return their pictures to school before Christmas break so that we may choose our submissions before the January deadline. If you have an questions, please email Mrs. Crumrine at email@example.com.
Pictures from the week: Reading our stories to the 1st grade class and helping them choose a “small moment” to write about….