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2nd March 25 2017 Homeroom

Week of March 27th

Special Notes:

Grandparents Day is this Friday.  Students will go to mass with their Grandparents, have breakfast, and then take their Grandparent's on a tour of the school. Grandparents are then invited to attend a special encore presentation of the Spring Fling. We have a NOON dismisal this Friday.

Remember that 1st Eucharist Banners and felt people are due on Wednesday, April 5th.  Also, the Gospel Reflections (yellow sheet) and Good Works Calendar (blue sheet) are beginning, so don't forget to work on these together.

 

Our Week:

Religion:  We had a great celebration of reconciliation on Thursday. We continue to study the mass this week, focusing on the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Saxon Phonics:  We will learn how to code words that have three consonants between the vowels. We will also learn to spell the final /k/ sound with a c after multisyllable words. We will learn the scribal o sound (short u) and how to code it with a schwa.

Spelling List (test is next Tuesday): stitch, stretch, ouch, each, rust, paint, tail, snail, pail, air, learn*, father*, trouble*, listen*, island*
                                                                                            *sight words
Dictation Sentences: Hang the U.S. flag on the first pole.
                      Which teacher has a birthday this week?

Reading: Rosie Revere, Engineer - We will analyze character impact through the story and discuss the use of rhyme in stories.

Language: Irregular Past Tense Verbs  

Math:  We are studying MONEY. We will first learn to identify all coins (and know their value). We will then count values of a group of coins to $1.00. Students will learn the cent sign and dollar-decimal  notation.

Science:  We will learn about work.  We are ready to test over force and motion this week.

Social Studies:  We will learn about the three branches of government.

2nd March 18 2017 Homeroom

Week of March 20th

Special Notes:

Donuts with Dads this Wednesday! Drop backpacks off in the classroom before going to mass. Anyone without a special person can come to the classroom at regular time, and we will go to mass together.

Grandparents Mass (Friday, March 31st) - Remember, this is a NOON DISMISSAL day

 

Our Week:

Religion:  We will review going to reconciliation and celebrate this sacrament again on Thursday. We continue to study the mass.

Saxon PhonicsWe will learn the short o sound that a makes when it comes before l, or after w or qu (wallet). We will learn new sight words.

Spelling List: joy, boy, coin, join, wife, shake, brave, window, grow, glow, many*, enough*, buy*, answer*, ocean*
                                                                                            *sight words
Dictation Sentences: When the dog sees his master, he will jump up and bark out loud.
                      Will she win the contest next week?

Reading: Library Lion - We will analyze character development throughout the story.

Language: Articles (a/an/the - we will learn their proper usage with nouns)  

Math:  We are studying MONEY. We will first learn to identify all coins (and know their value). We will then count values of a group of coins to $1.00. Students will learn the cent sign and dollar-decimal  notation.

Science:  We will learn about the force of gravity.  

Social Studies:  We will learn about the three branches of government.

2nd March 16 2017

Jan,Feb, Mar, April, May

Jan, Feb, Mar, April, May

Jan PE Unit-

Basketball Unit- rules, skills, passing,shooting and dribbing drills

Small court games, passing games, shooting drills, and full court games, knock-out and 11's game.

Feb PE Unit-

Hockey Unit- Skills, Passing, Shooting and saftey use of the Hockey sticks

Small cout games, passing games, shooting games and full court Hockey games.

Mar PE Unit-

Badmiton and Tennis Unit- Rules, court sizes, volley and serving

Small court games, passing games, serving games, and full court games.

April PE Unit-

Golf Unit- Skills, rules, basic grip with driver, irons and putter

Driving range off mats, chipping into buckets, and putting into practice holes and basic skills to play golf.

May PE Unit-

All school Field Day Event: Thank you all Parent's and Teacher's for your help and support on this special day!

Wiffleball Unit- Skills, rules, throwing, catching and base running

Throwing practice, catching practice, wiffleball games.

Two birthday games per month. Each student with a birthday during this month will decide on what the class will play for the day!

2nd March 12 2017 Homeroom

Week of March 13th

Special Notes:

SPIRIT WEAR is on sale until March 16th.  Go to the school website Parent Tab, and it is the bottom link.

Donuts with Dads on March 22nd (7:00-7:20) - Please join us for mass afterwards - open to any special person in your child's life!

NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 17th and Monday, March 20th. 

Grandparent's Day is March 31st. More information to come, but save the date!

Our Week:

Religion:  We will test over Liturgy of the Word and begin Liturgy of the Eucharist. We will also study St. Patrick and St. Joseph, who both have feast days while we are on break.

Language:  

Saxon:

  • Digraphs aw (straw)
  • vc' l v pattern (Parts I and II)

NO Spelling TEST this week!

Reading: That's What Leprechauns Do - We will identify story elements, including character, setting, and sequence.

Language: Collective Nouns (names for a group- class, colony, herd, etc.)  

Math:  We will learn to subtract across zeros. We will also work on graphing and begin our money unit.

Science:  We will learn about the force of gravity.  

Social Studies:  We will continue learning about some symbols important to the United States of America.

2nd March 05 2017 Homeroom

Week of March 6th

Special Notes:

Our First Eucharist Parent Meeting is THIS WEDNESDAY, March 8th, at 6:30pm, in the Art Room (bottom floor).

SPIRIT WEAR is on sale until March 16th.  Go to the school website Parent Tab, and it is the bottom link.

Donuts with Dads on March 22nd (7:00-7:20) - Please join us for mass afterwards - open to any special person in your child's life!

NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 17th and Monday, March 20th. 

Grandparent's Day is March 31st. More information to come, but save the date!

Our Week:

Religion:   We continue studying the Liturgy of the Word and begin looking at the preparations made for Liturgy of the Eucharist. 

Language:  

Saxon:

  • Digraphs oa, oe (long o)
  • Review diphthongs (ou/ow; oi)
  • Vowel digraphs aw (straw), au (faucet)

Spelling List 17: say, stay, play, May, free, feed, week, seem, keep, dusty, there, two, they, been, goes

Sentences: That man with the dark pants is my dad. When we play cards, can I pass them out?

Reading: Helen Keller -  This is a biography about a girl who loses her sight and hearing. We will discuss author's purpose, as well as the elements of a biography.

Language: Proper Nouns (days of the week, months, cities, states, holidays)  

Math:  We will finish 2- and 3-digit subtraction this week.

Science:  We will finish our magnet study this week and take a test on Friday.  

Social Studies:  We will continue learning about some symbols important to the United States of America.

2nd February 26 2017 Homeroom

Week February 27th

Special Notes:

MANDATORY MEETING - First Eucharist Parent Meeting - Wednesday, March 8th, at 6:30pm

ASH WEDNESDAY is this week!  We will bury the Alleluia together as a school at the end of the day Tuesday.

Our Week:

Religion:  Tuesday  is our test over Chapter 2. We will study Chapter 3 (Listening) and learn about the Liturgy of the Word. We will also discuss the importance of Lent and begin preparing our hearts for the great celebration to come at Easter.

Language:  

Saxon:

  • Suffixes -ful and -ness
  • Final, stable syllable [-tion
  • Vowel digraphs oa, oe (long o)
  • New Sight Words (to read and spell) - change, country, danger, eye, island, listen, once, strange, stranger, whose

Spelling List 15: mouth, shout, found, know, slow, blow, throw, could, would, should, four, their

Sentences: My mouth hurts where I lost my tooth. Would you like to take a short nap on the couch?

Reading: Officer Buckle and Gloria -  This is a humorous story about a police officer who gets a new buddy to help him at work. We will discuss cause and effect, as well as monitor/clarify while we read.

Language: compound words (two words that come together to make one larger word)  

 

Math:  We are  making good progress with 2-digit subtraction.  This week, we will focus on problem solving and work with some 3-digit subtraction problems.

 

Science:  We are enjoying our magnet study.  This week, we will learn about how the different poles of the magnet work, as well as test the strength of different types of magnets.

 

Social Studies:  This class is fascinated by our Presidents!  We continue to discuss government and are also learning about some symbols important to the United States of America.

2nd February 19 2017 Homeroom

Week of February 20th

Special Notes:

NO SCHOOL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20th. Happy President's Day!

STUCO will be selling Ice Cream this Thursday at lunches.

Our Week:

Spelling List 15 (test Thursday, March 2nd)mouth, shout, found, know, slow, blow, throw, could*, would*, should*, four*, their*     *sight words
Dictation Sentences: 1. My mouth hurts where I lost my tooth.  2. Would you like to take a short nap on the couch?

Religion: Chapter 2 - Gathering. We will learn about why Catholics come together for the Eucharist and review the Introductory Rite of mass. 

Phonics:  

  • Spelling with tch and ch
  • v' l cv pattern (ba' l by)

Reading: We will read together Looking at Lincoln. We will focus on main idea and detail. We will also analyze some of Lincoln's own words (quotes) to understand what was important to him.

Grammar/Writing: We will review capitalization of proper nouns. We will write paragraphs about what we feel is important, like Lincoln.

Math: Our subtraction unit is moving a bit slowly. It would be very helpful to get out some subtraction flash cards and practice at home with your child.  We began working on regrouping in subtraction last week and will practice more this week.

Science: We will learn about magnets and force.

Social Studies: We will learn about Presidents, and what the President does for our country. We will also learn about symbols important to the United States of America.

2nd February 12 2017 Homeroom

Week of February 13th

Special Notes:

Our Valentine Party will be TUESDAY at 2:00pm. Thanks to all the parents who are coming to help and/or donating items.
Please send your child Tuesday with a box or bag to collect Valentines.  Also, if you are sending Valentines, please include one for each member of our class (18). 

NO SCHOOL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20th. Happy President's Day!

Our Week:

Spelling List 15drink, pink, think, jump, thing, year*, teach*, each*, read*, eat*     *long e made by ea

Dictation Sentences: The old man has a white dog with black spots.  Put the box in the corner of the room.

Religion: We have begun working in our Eucharist books!  Chapter 1 is about "Belonging"...how we are part of God's family through baptism and faith. We are also finishing up the first part of the mass, The Introductory Rite.  We are focusing on the Confetior and Glora.

Phonics:  

  • New sight words (animal, America, early, earth, finally, government, heard, learn, several, usually)
  • g that sounds like j (soft g)
  • trigraph dge (/j/)
  • Spelling with dge and ge

Reading: We will read together Each Kindness. We will focus on character development (how the main character changes throughout the story). We will also discuss the importance of treating each other with love and kindness.

Grammar/Writing: We will focus on subject-verb agreement in our writing.

Math: We will begin our unit on 2- and 3-digit subtraction (with and without regrouping). All students are practicing subtraction facts in rocket math right now.  It would be helpful to practice with subtraction games and/or flash cards at home as well.

Science: We will learn about magnets and force.

Social Studies: We are learning about how we became the United States of America, and what makes us special as a country.

2nd February 05 2017 Homeroom

Week of February 6th

Special Notes:

Thank you for your generosity and kindness Friday.  It was a special ending to Catholic Schools Week. We had a lot of fun celebrating what makes our school special.

Yearbook orders are due this Friday. An envelope went home in the Wednesday folder with your child.

Religion:  Father Blessing will visit our classroom Monday and talk with us about Benediction. We are learning about the Introductory Rite of the Mass.

Phonics:

  • trigraphs igh and tch
  • suffixes -let, -ly, -en, -ish, -ist

Spelling List 14: Test Friday

List 14: fifty, sixty, whale, why, bundle, sample, who*, put*, some* one*  *sight words

Sentences: Sweep the porch when the wind stops. Where did the farmer go?

ReadingWe will read Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type.  This is a humorous story about some cows who cause trouble for the farmer. We will practice drawing conclusions.  In Grammar, we will finish studying plural nouns (adding -s or -es).  

Math:We finish our geometry unit. Our test is Thursday. Students should identify shapes by name and know how many sides/angles (2D shapes) and faces/edges/vertices (3D shapes). A study guide will go home Monday.

ScienceWe are going to work on our google slide presentations this week.

2nd January 28 2017 Homeroom

Week of January 30th

Catholic Schools Week Schedule

Sunday  Open House – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Monday  In Our Nation/Celebrate Our Heritage

There’s a wee bit o’ Irish in all of us…celebrate IRELAND!

  • Students can DRESS DOWN in Green or Orange, or anything Irish (leprechaun, Irish dancer…you can be creative!)
  • 1:30 pm –Fire Dancer show

Tuesday  Celebrate STUDENTS! (our reason for being here!)

Students can DRESS DOWN in RED (tennis shoes mandatory)

  • Jump Rope for Heart 9:00 – 10:45 in the gym.
  • 7th/8th Grade basketball game (1:30pm in the gym).

Wednesday  Celebrate Vocations

NO DRESS DOWN 

  • We will attend mass and hear a missionary speak.
  • We will view the 8th Grade Confirmation saint presentations!

Thursday  Celebrate Community

Dress Down to support the St. Charles Community (St. Dominic/FZ Schools, Imo’s Pizza, Hoff Heating/Cooling, Sportsprint…anything local…please NO Cardinals/Blues/etc)

  • BUDDY GAME DAY! Bring in a game to play with our 5th Grade buddies! The game should be something your child knows how to play well, so (s)he can teach it to his/her buddy!

Friday  Celebrate Our Staff

SPIRIT DAY DRESS DOWN – NOON DISMISSAL

In the classroom:

Religion: We will learn about Vocations this week during Catholic Schools Week. God calls each of us to a very important job in life. How will we best serve Him?

PhonicsThis is a review week for phonics skills.

Spelling List 13: Test Friday

List 13: June, came, shave, like, stone, feet, do*, does,* don’t*, didn’t*    *sight words

Sentences: Sweep the porch when the wind stops. Where did the farmer go?

Reading: We will read Akiak.  We will learn about the Iditarod and Alaska through our reading. We will practice telling fact from opinion.  

Language: We will learn about possessive nouns (adding ‘s to show ownership).  

Math:We continue learning geometry. Keep helping your child study the vocabulary. They should identify shapes by name and know how many sides/angles (2D shapes) and faces/edges/vertices (3D shapes).

Science: We are completing our polar animal research this week. We will create google slides to share what we learned.

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