March came in like a lamb, let's just hope it goes out the same way. We all know that we've seen our share of snow this year to last us until next winter!! March promises to be a busy month for the students.
March is the official month for IOWA's. We will begin our schedule of testing on Monday, March 11th and conclude on Thursday March 21st. During these days, please, make sure your child has had plenty of sleep, a good breakfast, and is in school on time as many days we will begin testing at 8:35 AM. It would be greatly appreciated that all doctor and dentist appointments not be made for these mornings. Anyone who has to make up the tests for a particular day may have to stay after school.
On Sunday, March 17th, Megan Ferreira will represent our class at the Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee in Newington. Good luck, Megan, and Thank You.
This year the sixth grade has been invited to the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral in Hartford on Tuesday, March 26th. The permission slips will be going home after March 12th...our trip to East Catholic high school's presentation of "Fiddler on the Roof."
The Living Stations will be on Friday, March 22nd and we will have a handful of sixth graders participating this year in the crowd that calls for Jesus to be crucified.
In the next week or so we will begin a new unit in Science. It will be on our universe and outer space. I will be giving the students the opportunity to choose their topic for the next project. The project may be done in pairs or individually. This project will consist of having a 3-sided board to display their pictures and TYPED explanations. If the topic lends itself, also to have a 3-D display of the topic. The list of topics are as follows: 1) our four seasons and what causes them, 2) the Hubble telescope, 3) the life cycle of a star, 4) solar flares, 5) lunar eclipse, 6) solar eclipse, 7) the anatomy a black hole, 8) sunspots, 9) products which are the result of space technology, 10) space probes, 11) the space station, 12) auroras, and 13) the big bang theory. This project's due date will be the Monday we come back from our spring vacation, April 22nd.
On April 7th the sixth graders will be reading at the 10:30AM Mass at St. Bernard Church. They will be reading the First Reading and the Petitions. I hope many of the students will be able to come to that Mass.
As you know our end of the year class trip has been booked and we are looking forward to it. It promises to be not only a good learning experience but a fun time. Hopefully, spacing out the payments has helped you with the cost. I will have to send in our payment early May so, please, plan accordingly.