The Abundant Feast
5th Grade news
Short but full
I had a fabulous time in Germany, and the children enjoyed their sub, Mrs. Lindsay! I returned to the U.S. to some beautiful weather. After four days of rain, cold, and drizzle in Germany, the sunshine in North Carolina was a welcome sight! To celebrate the gorgeous weather, the pictures in this week's newsletter were all taken outside.
Mark your calendars:
October 18 Parent - teacher conferences
October 25 Field trip to Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia (please send your money and permission slip to me soon if you haven't already done this.) We are looking for a photographer for the trip; if you are planning on going and have a camera (not a cell phone) and are willing to take pictures, please contact our room mom, Heather Shiflett.
History and Inspirational Studies
Students wrote a narration about Julius Caesar, which they will later add to their Book of the Centuries, a keepsake journal of their history narrations at Arborbrook. We also practiced our skit of Julius Caesar, which we hope to perform for parents on Oct. 27. (Stay tuned for the exact time.) During Inspirational Studies, Mrs.Lindsay did a picture study of Giotto's "The Raising of Lazarus."
Science and Nature Study
Nature Study: Students harvested pak choi, a Chinese cabbage, and then sampled it in some stir fry made by Mrs. Shepherd.
Math: Lesson 33
Read chapters 2-4 in Number the Stars
Final draft of Rome story (due Thursday)
History fair: Rough draft of their speech (Thursday)
* Some students need to practice cursive writing or math facts on Friday.