January/February

We send out a heartfelt thanks to our special Adopt-A-Class sponsors: Adam and Colysta Ladage and Judy Schoonover. 

It’s hard to believe it’s already the Third Quarter!

In January we wrote about famous people in time using a series of books called Value Tales.  These are mini biographies that teach virtues and values to kids.  We also had a Black History poster project.  Each student chose a person from the past or present and researched information.  This information was then organized on a poster and presented to the class.  Some of the African American’s written about were Wilma Rudolph, Ray Charles, Bessie Coleman, and Matthew Henson.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed this project.

For February we are currently preparing for the Iditarod Dog Sled Race held in March.  We have read a story about the Junior Iditarod Race and are writing mini reports on Arctic animals, Alaska, Inuit (Eskimos) and Arctic Plants.  These will be presented to the class so all will learn about each category.  Finally this month we will begin our novel Black Star, Bright Dawn.  This story is about an Inuit girl who races in the Iditarod.

Social Studies for both these months has covered or will cover colonial times, the French and Indian War, and the Revolutionary War.  Booklets, timelines, and other mini projects will cover these important events.

During science class were are learning about chemical and physical changes.  We have conducted some experiments to help us understand these concepts.

Our new math program is in full force.  Some days are more difficult than others but we just keep practicing.  We are currently working on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals.

In English we wrote our own examples of personification, similes, and metaphors.  We are currently writing a paper on our dream house.

Our singing and reading has improved over the year with everyone having a turn being mass leaders, song readers, gift bearers, and readers.  For our service projects we made Valentines, along with other classes,  for the nursing homes and assisted living facility.  We shared these with them when we sang for each residence  during Catholic Schools Week.  Earlier this year we helped “Pack the Sacks” for hungry children in Pana.

Also in January we graduated from D.A.R.E. class!

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October/November

We send out a heartfelt thanks to our special Adopt-A-Class sponsors: Adam and Colysta Ladage and Judy Schoonover. 

 

The school year is in full swing and we have been busy!  We also want to welcome our new student, Brock.

The new math curriculum is making all of us think a lot harder than we thought we could but we are adapting to it well.

We are currently reading a novel entitled Sign of the Beaver. This story helps us understand the difficulties faced during the colonial times in our nation .

We have begun presenting our explorer power points.  We each had an explorer to study and present our findings to the class.

In science we have started a long study of matter, atoms, mass, volume, elements, compounds and a lot of other physical science topics.  We spent an afternoon learning how to use science equipment like triple beam balance, pan balance, and a graduated cylinder .  We also did activities with buoyancy, density, and magnetism.

In November we took a field trip to the Christian County Historical Museum and the courthouse.  We were in the first Christian county Courthouse where Lincoln was a lawyer.  We toured a one room school house, a log house, Owaneco depot, and three other buildings.  At the regular courthouse we were able to have a judge speak to us about what it’s like to be in court. We also received a thorough tour thanks to Jan Bland.

D.A.R.E. pictures are from the day the class wore the goggles that make you feel disoriented.

 

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 September 2014

We send out a heartfelt thanks to our special Adopt-A-Class sponsors: Adam and Colysta Ladage and Judy Schoonover. 

Welcome to our fifth grade school page.  My name is Mrs. Deb Seibert and I am celebrating my 17th year here at Sacred Heart School.  I hope to instill a love for learning with  all my students. This year’s class has seven girls and eleven boys.

Again this year 5th and 3rd grade have the privilege  of singing in the choir for the school Mass.  A big thanks to Mrs.  Mimi Vandenburg for playing the organ and teaching us new songs.  Fifth grade has also started reading during Mass.  A big thank-you to Father  for helping us learn this important part of the Mass.

In reading this month  we have read about dolphins, hurricanes, and the Everglades.

.Social Studies has covered map reviews of the continents, oceans, and important features of North America.  We also have touched of early civilizations such as the early Native Americans in the Western Hemisphere.

Nonrenewable and renewable energy sources have been the highlights of science. We have learned about fossil fuels, solar, wind, hydroelectric energies as well as a few others. Everyone is  starting on an energy presentation for the class.  We also took our solar car outside to watch it travel through various terrains.

We are taking our time with the new math series.  Some parts are challenging by we practice, practice, practice! A new part of this series is that we can access our whole math book on line and even play games.

Again this year Mrs Hrabak is teaching religion and English while I teach 4th grade spelling and math.

 

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