November 15, 2015
Patient Learning - Advice from a Crow
Homework is really an opportunity for students to practice skills they are learning. Did you know that animal youngsters have homework too? For example, Caledonian crows have learned to use sticks to get grubs from inside logs and trees. But this is a learned behavior. Babies have to learn to use sticks so they go to “crow school”. They watch the adult crows in their family catch grubs. They hold the adult’s tools. They try, they watch, they try, and watch, again and again and again. It takes about a year of practice for them to learn to use a stick properly and actually get grubs with it. So, learn from the crow! Take a little bit at a time, and don't give up!
(Find out more from the BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/ newsid_9125000/9125227.stm and watch their video at
Find out more about animals that practice to learn new things, or teach a family pet to do a new trick.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.
2 Peter 1:5-7
Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.
Bristol & Marion Church Visit - Thank you!
Hot Lunch Wednesday - Thanksgiving Dinner
We Are Learning
Weekly Memory Verses
Grades 5-8: Quote (see homework sheet)
Grades 5-8 will be asked to write their memory verses for the Friday test.
Topics and Themes
- Bible: Please see sheet (1-4); Faith in God (5-8)
- Mathematics: For current topics and practice materials, please use links below.
- Spelling: Week 3 (1-4); Word Study Contracts and Spelling City (5-8)
- Reading: Comprehension and fluency strategies are learned and practiced as we read Charlie Horse (1-2), Summer of the Sharks (3-4), Phineas Gage and Salt & Pepper (5-8). We extend our usage of these skills during our independent reading time.
- Writing/Grammar: Thanksgiving Reflections; Nouns
- Social Studies: American Revolution
- Science: Health; diseases