Class Notes

Reading/Language Arts
We are beginning a new reading unit this week on animals and nature; our first theme is how animals survive as we read "A Visit to the Desert".  We will work on story elements, as well as making and confirming predictions.
We will also begin working on nouns and practice using commas in a series.

*Spelling words - crave, paint, crayon, train, flake, sleigh, eight, trail, steak, sway
*Challenge spelling - operate, neighbor, rainbow, freight, migrate, payment, entertain, dainty, complain, holiday
*high frequency - because, cold, family, friends, have
*vocabulary -  adapt, climate, eager, freedom, fresh, sense, shadows, silence

Math
We are starting a new chapter on adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers.  We will start by using place value to separate the tens and ones, and adding tens and ones in a 2-digit number without regrouping.

Religion
We will finish chapter 7 on the 10 commandments and take our test on Tuesday.  Our next chapter will look at ways to say sorry, and realizing that the Holy Spirit helps us to make better choices.

Science
We will begin our first science unit on animals in conjunction with reading!  We will be studying classifications of animals and animal adaptations, beginning with the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates.