We will be wrapping our poetry unit this week, with students putting together their own poetry booklet. Students should be working on memorizing the poem they chose (written by a published poet) and reciting it with fluency and expression – most were prepared, but I still do not have a plan from some students. Copies of poems were photocopied for students who requested them and copies can be made for other students on Monday. Our Poetry Cafe will be on Monday, May 2. They will also share two poems they have written.
A study guide will be sent home on Tuesday about figurative language. Students must know definitions and be able to share a unique example (a copy is also posted below). There will be a quiz on May 4th.
Students are doing activities as we learn about Ancient Rome.
We will be continuing our Bible study in the book of Acts after pausing to focus on last week’s memory verse and having discussions about “love”…what that looks like in and out of the classroom. Please continue to pray for our class as these 12 and 13 year olds continue to learn how to relate to one another in a kind, respectful and loving way. We are also continuing to learn lessons from “Virtue in Media” about a healthy use of screens.
BMV – 1 John 4 : 19-21 (due May 6)
“We love because He first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And He has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.”