3rd and 4th Grade News
October 10th to 14th
We wanted to remind all parents to be sure and check the policy on uniforms for all of your children. The school's handbook is on our website for you to read.
Reminder that next Tuesday October 18th is PICTURE DAY!!! All students must be in full uniform dress, ties, with button down collars and a sweater.
Last Friday all teachers were at an inservice sponsored by the Seattle Archdiocese. The theme for day was "Prepare the Way," and the focus was on cultural diversity. The two Keynote speakers were providing information on how we can:
- increase our knowledge and understanding of our own cultural rules and biases.
- recognize the complexity of all contributing elements including history, values, politics,communication styles, beliefs and styles.
- grow in our empathy through intercultural experiences
- develop our students' and our own curiosity about other cultures and perspectives.
Religion note from Miss Fogarty: Saturday, October 15 marks the 99th anniversary of when the Virgin of Fatima appeared to the three children (Lucy, Fancies, and Jacinta). She also appeared to thoughts of amazed people on October 13, 1917 in Portugal. In honor of this public event, Public Rosary Rallies are organized every year around the country. I could not find any information about an event being held in Tacoma. However, my home parish, (Holy Family, Auburn) is hosting an event that will take place outside of the Auburn Municipal Court in downtown Auburn at 12 noon.
More information about Our Lady of Fatima can be found here: http://www.ourladyoffatima.org/fatima/fatima.htm
Next week there will not be a reading story or spelling list. I am jumping into the complex skill of texted based/evidence based responses. This skill takes a lot of time and a lot of practice, but once it is mastered, it will really help them become skills informational writers.
- draw the state
- identity cities and geographic landmarks
- identity boarders
Then, today, I showed them a map of Washington. Most kids had maps that looked nothing like Washington. I have collected the maps and I will give them back in June and we will do the same activity and I know they will have greater success!