This week in school we are concentrating on Social Studies since we just finished another chapter in Science. This is a short chapter that discusses the importance of location to water, particularly the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, when it came to building up places such as St. Louis into bigger cities. In Math we have made tremendous progress in learning the multiplication tables. We will be taking a test on Tuesday, which combines a bit of two chapters so we can move on from multiplication to......DIVISION!! The important thing will be to maintain practice of the multiplication facts and all the hints that we learned over the past 3-4 weeks because that will make transitioning into division go smoothly!
In the next few weeks I will be explaining an upcoming project that the students will work on which combines reading and writing. They will be reading biographies and creating a project to use as part of their presentation. More details to come later!!!
As the title of this post implies, the students and I have spent some time discussing what s expected of Catholics during the Lenten Season, which ties in with many of the things Fr. Matt has also spoken about during his homilies. This is a very important time of the year to work to offer a sacrifice, knowing that any sacrifice we make will pale in comparison the sacrifice that Jesus made for us all. As a school we continue to have Stations of the Cross on Fridays. This coming Friday, we will have Stations at school, but the 8th graders will be performing the Living Stations at Sts. Rose and Clement Church at 7:30. This is a beautiful and poignant display of the journey that Jesus endured on the way to His death. If you have never been to Living Stations, I highly recommend you try to come. It is extremely moving and all of the Eighth Graders have put in a great deal of time and effort.