Gregory Brand – Principal/Teacher
In Life Science this week, we read a chapter about Arthropods. We made diagrams of the crayfish and grasshopper. In World History, we finished learning about Modern Day Africa. In American History, we are learning about the Northwest Ordinance of 1785 & 1787, which dealt with land rights. We started making our own township maps with sections. In Literature, we finished our novel called “My Brother Sam Is Dead”. Next week, we will show our final projects on the book. In English class, students are writing an Adventure Story. The story has to be a minimum of five typed pages. After we complete the story, students will then create a website to go along with their story. This will be created in Google Sites. We enjoyed four days of Physical Education class in our rented gymnasium. One day we spent the whole afternoon there. This was their PE Reward from the Beanie Selections. We are 75% of the way done with our Math curriculum. The Third Quarter ends next week on March 20th. If school would close, check FastDirect & the Google Classroom for assignments and for teacher-student communications.
Upcoming Schedule for the Week of March 16th
Morning Announcements (Jayden)
Cumulative Math Test 17 on Lessons 1-90 in Grades 6, 7, & 8
Open Book World History Test on Chapter 9 in Grades 5 & 6
Open Book Life Science Test on Arthropods in Grades 7 & 8
Chapel at 1:00 (Offering for Children of Ukraine)
Early Release at 1:50
All Novel Assignments Due (Folder, Research, Journal, Project)
Spelling Pretest on Unit 27 in Grades 7 & 8
Play at the Rochester Civic Center
Spelling Posttest on Unit 27 in Grades 7 & 8
Adventure Story (Minimum of Five Pages) Due
Lunch Provided by PTL
End of the Third Quarter (Report Cards Sent Home Next Friday)
Remember to check FastDirect weekly to see how your child is doing. The schedule of assignments due for the upcoming week is also listed under each subject The date in FastDirect is the day it was assigned. It is typically due one or two days later. Remember you can correct papers that are a C or below.
May the Lord continue to watch over your homes with His Love, His Care, and His Grace!
Working for the Lord,
Mr. Gregory Brand
Religion – Concordia’s One in Christ series – grade 5
Our units cover the topics of:
- God and His Word
- The Articles
- Lord’s Prayer
- Worship: in Liturgy and in Life
- The Sacraments: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
Memory – We learn the books of the Bible, various hymns, and Bible verses that support on units.
Mathematics – We are using Saxon Math. We cover topics of whole numbers, decimals, geometry, fractions, equations, ratio/proportion/percent, integers, measurements, perimeter/area/volume, and statistics.
Spelling – Spelling Vocabulary by Houghton Mifflin is used for spelling. We do various phonics and language arts activities as we learn the spelling and meanings of new words.
Language – We are using A Beka Book’s grammar and language series. Sentence structure, capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech, and writing skills are presented throughout the curriculum.
Science/Health – This course of study looks at the wonders of God’s creation and presents scientific topics from a biblical worldview. God is the creator of all things. The class text comes from Purposeful Design Publication. Seventh and eighth-graders study Earth and Space Science and Life Science. Students engage in textual readings and assignments and complete various labs.
Social Studies – Grade six is studying the history of Minnesota by using Northern Lights from the Minnesota Historical Society Press. The upper grades are using American Republic published by Bob Jones University Press to study the history of the United States from colonial times to the present day.
Literature – The class studies a variety of literature genres through the use of Holt McDougal literature series as well as reading various novels through out the year. Focus is placed on plot, conflict, character development, point of view, setting, vocabulary, etc. The Acclerated Reader program in also a component of the classes’ quarterly individual reading requirement.