The summer is fast approaching, and with it the end of the school year! While we in the French team are excited for the break, we’re even more eager to gear up for next year—and a major part of gearing up is taking care of our books.
Unlike other class materials, which go home with our scholars, the French activity book will live on campus during the summer. In the next five weeks, we will be labeling and collecting these books for safekeeping. We want our Les Loustics program, which serves students for 2 consecutive years, to be ready and waiting for scholars when they return. During the summer, we invite scholars and families to use their French notebooks and online resources to review all material taught throughout the year.
If you plan to move to another Great Hearts Academy, especially one which follows the Les Loustics program, please contact the French team by email before the end of May to request your books. If you plan to change school networks, or if your child will not be using Les Loustics level 1 or 2 at their academy, we ask kindly that you donate it to Arete where it will surely serve a child in need. Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation in this matter.
The French Teachers,
Language Arts: We will read Ch. 14-16 in Little House this week. For writing we will summarize Ali Baba and the Forty Theives. In Grammar, we review conjunctions, adverbs, and prepositions. There will be a short conjunction quiz on Friday. Students will be expected to circle the conjunction in a sentence and underline the words it joins. Then they will diagram one sentence with a conjunction. Simple! Look out for 15 spelling words on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a Friday test per usual.
Math: This week we will continue our length unit. There will be a short quiz on kilometers on Tuesday. Later in the week we will discuss inches, feet, and yards.
Science: This week we will continue our Solar System Unit. We will be learning about days/nights, seasons, eclipses, and tides!
History: We will be studying the Rhode Island Colony and begin the Middle Colonies this week!