5th & 6th Grade

From Mrs. Langland, November 2, 2017

It has been a busy first quarter here in Grades 5/6. The first nine weeks are over and we are starting into the second quarter with great enthusiasm.

After some trial and error we have finally figured out a good time to schedule our Math Classes. Mrs. Woodworth will take Grade 5, Mrs. K will take Grade 6, and I will take Grade 4 first thing in the morning. Everybody’s mind is fresh and ready to learn math, as well as the having the benefit of being able to use time during the rest of the day to work on the assignments.

In our Language Arts lessons we have been moving along at a good pace. In English we have finished all the lessons about Nouns, and are now starting on Pronouns. Reading lessons have been focused on Daily Language Review (DLR), Dictionary Skills, and Reading Comprehension Skills Review. Our Read Aloud has been Rascal by Sterling North. There are Handwriting Packets, and Spelling and Vocabulary Units, too.

Science lessons have been about scientific procedures, nomenclature, and equipment. We will soon be moving on to lessons on plant and animal life. Those always tend to be interesting lessons for the students, and are fun to teach.

History lessons have started us at the beginning, and have taken us through the Stone Age, and the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, with all of their inventions. We are now starting to learn about Ancient Egypt.

In Religion classes we have focused on how our hearts have a yearning for God to have a part in our lives. We have discussed creation, and being good stewards of the earth. We are learning about how the Church is here to help us, as we try to live our lives according to God’s Will. We pray our Rosary every week, and are learning, and implementing new prayers as part of our daily Morning Prayers.

We had the opportunity to go on a field trip to see how the Logging Industry is alive and well in Wisconsin. I learned some things I didn’t know before, and I am sure the students did, too. It was a great learning experience for all of us. We went to Ladysmith for the Bishop’s Mass. Last Thursday we went to see the play, “Arsenic and Old Lace” at the High School. It was a very entertaining play, and it was fun to see some of our “St. Francis Kids” acting, up there on the stage.

As you can see, the grass hasn’t been growing under our feet! We will continue to keep busy learning and making memories together in the weeks to come. May God Bless You.