Jungle News to Use

January 19-23

An Elephant Always Remembers...

January 19th: Happy Birthday, Xavier V!


Welcome to the 4th grade, AJ Roach! AJ will be joining our class on Monday. We are super excited to have a new student in the Jungle. Everyone, make him feel welcome!!


Each student needs to bring a plain tshirt to school this week. I will be ironing a decal on them for CSW. Any solid color is fine! All shirts should be sent to school by Thursday.


January 26-30: Catholic Schools Week


This Week's Verse: Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you.

What's Happening?

Math: We will be moving into polygons and triangles this week. We will quiz over types of lines, angles, polygons, and triangles on FRIDAY.


Reading: We will wrap up comparing and contrasting first/secondhand accounts of the same story/topic this week. Lit circles will meet on Tuesday and Friday. Genre bags are due on January 30.


English: We will wrap up chapter 5 this week. DOL quiz on Friday. We will be practicing our editing skills this week by editing various informational text about Martin Luther King, Jr.


Writer's Workshop: We will continue with persuasive writing.


Science: We will be learning about rocks, weathering, erosion this week.


Indiana History: wigwam/longhouse extra credit is due MONDAY. We will begin chapter 4 later in the week.


Word Study/Spelling: VCCV pattern words will be given Monday. Spelling Tic Tac Toe is due Friday. Test will be Friday, January 30.


Religion: verse to be memorized by Thursday

CSW: A Jungle Guide!

I'm so excited about CSW this year! Below are the school-wide events as well as the Jungle classroom events I have planned. We will be focusing on a themed verse each day. These do NOT have to be memorized.


A Jungle Guide to Catholic Schools Week 2015

January 26-30

Monday: A Family of Families: Holy Trinity Day

What to Wear? Purple Holy Trinity shirt

What’s Happening? Mass with PBS at HFS 9:00

Lunch with our kindergarten mass buddies

Penny Blitz for Haiti: Blitz other rooms

Today’s Verse: Esther 4:14 Perhaps this is the moment for

which you have been created.


Tuesday: Pajama Day

What to Wear? PJs or comfy sweats

What’s Happening? Muffins with Mom/Donuts with Dad at 7

Penny Blitz for Haiti: Blitz other rooms

What to Bring? A pillow and a flashlight

Today’s Verse: Psalm 147:4 He counts the stars and calls

them all by name.


Wednesday: Classroom Dress-Up Day

What to Wear? Superhero shirt & any superhero attire you can put

together (cape, leggings with shorts over them, etc)

Penny Blitz for Haiti: add to our classroom total

What’s Happening? Superhero stations in class today

Today’s Verse: Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who

strengthens me.


Thursday: Team Day

What to Wear? Your favorite team gear (shirt/pants/hats, anything!)

What’s Happening? Team building activities in the classroom

Penny Blitz for Haiti: Final Day

Today’s Verse: Thessalonians 5:11 So encourage each other and build each

other up, just as you are already doing.


Friday: CRAZY Blue Day

What to Wear? Deck yourself out in Holy Family blue from head to toe!

What’s Happening? Picnic Lunch in Cafeteria

Today’s Verse: Psalm 91:4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under

His wings you will find refuge.