January 15-19, 2018

A Note from Miss Geene

This week the sixth grade will begin their research project! The students are all excited to find out more about their topic and begin discussing all the wonderful sites of our nation’s capital. If there are any questions about the project, please do not hesitate to email me.

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. Snack Shack has been going well and the students are having a great time selling the snacks and seeing the results of their hard work on the financial report! This week our Snack Shack managers are Josh Graham and Owen Stikeleather. Parents remember we still have plenty of snacks already so do not spend more than $5-$10 on snacks. Thank you for supporting the sixth grade in their business endeavor.

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

 Honor Guard Schedule

This Week in Class

4th Grade Math:  We will begin discussing how to add and subtract fractions. Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

5th Grade Math: I will not see fifth grade this week due to their field trip to Star Base.  Students can use the review games and math videos above to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

6th Grade Reading:   We will continue our third novel, A Wrinkle in Time, which is a science fiction novel. We will discuss the development of the characters and the development of the plot.

We will continue discussing how to write a proper research paper. We will be discussing how to paraphrase, record, and organize research from a variety of sources. The students must bring in at least five articles or books on their D.C. location by Tuesday, January 16th. They must also bring in index cards to begin their research. The students will be researching this week in class. Their research note cards will be due on Friday, January 26th.

The final copy of their Graduation essay should be emailed to Ms. Davis by a parent by Tuesday, January 16th.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, January 19th. The words are in the document below.

vocabulary17

6th Grade Religion: We will discuss the different types of prayers.

This week our quotes for our “Quote of the Day” writing assignment are:

Tuesday:  “We have observed that, in society and the world in which we live, selfishness has increased more than love for others, and that men of good will must work, each with his own strengths and expertise, to ensure that love for others increases until it is equal and possibly exceeds love for one self.” ~ Pope Francis I

Wednesday:  “From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive.” ~ Pope John Paul II

Thursday:  “What really matters in life is that we are loved by Christ and that we love Him in return. In comparison to the love of Jesus, everything else is secondary. And, without the love of Jesus, everything is useless.”        ~ Pope John Paul II

Friday:  “The way Jesus shows you is not easy. Rather, it is like a path winding up a mountain. Do not lose heart! The steeper the road, the faster it rises towards ever wider horizons.”       ~ Pope John Paul II

6th Grade Science: We will begin discussing the characteristics of weather and weather patterns. Students can use the video below to study.

6th Math: We will begin discussing percents and applying percents in proportional relationships.

Reminders & Important Dates

January 15, 2018     No School

January 17, 2018        School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

January 22, 2018       2pm dismissal

January 25, 2018      PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

Please share the video below with your student.

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/101-videos/weather-101-sci-1?source=relatedvideo