Happy Mother’s Day to all our 4A moms! I hope today was a special day in celebration of you. I feel compelled to share a prayer my grandmother gave to me when I became a mother. I can’t help but think of her on this very special day.
A Prayer for Mothers
Good and gentle God, we pray in gratitude for our mothers and for all the women of the world who have joined with you in the wonder of bringing forth new life. You who became human through a woman, grant to all mothers the courage they need to face the uncertain future that life with children always brings. Give them the strength to love and to be loved in return, not perfectly, but humanly. Give them the faithful support of family and friends as they care for the physical and spiritual growth of their children. Give them joy and delight in their children to sustain them through the trials of motherhood. Most of all, give them the wisdom to turn to you for help with they need it most. Amen.
And now… on to our LAST WEEK of school!
Spelling– States in the West – (only 11 words this week)
Math– This week we will be reviewing area and perimeter of rectangles and squares. The students will be creating robots made with quadrilaterals and using these figures to calculate the area and perimeter of its parts.
L.A.– Students will be reading the story “Clean Start” from StoryWorks. This is a fictional text about a boy and his secret robot. Students will be looking to see how and why the main character changes throughout the story. Students will also be finishing their friendly letter to next year’s teacher. They will be introducing themselves personally and sharing goals they have for the coming year.
Social Studies- Last week students learned ways people of the West use and protect their environment. This week students will explore and analyze 4 different points of view about how public lands should be used.
Wednesday May 13 Spirit Day- Share your favorite book day
Friday May 15– Last day, ending with our morning Zoom meeting.
Monday May 18th– Drive thru, drop off
4A will be dropping off materials in the drive-thru at 10:00 am. There will be a class that is coming before us, and after us, so please try to arrive at 10:00. We will have help to make this move quickly. Please have students stay inside the vehicle for safety reasons; we will hand off items through the car windows. I will also be handing you some things to take home, including library cards, art portfolios, summer work, and small gift bags for the kids.
Please bring the following items to drop off:
- Chromebook and charger
- Social studies textbook
- Spanish book
- White board and eraser
- red pencil box
- Letter to 5th grade teacher (This week’s L.A. assignment)
Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week!