11/12/18-11/20/18

THANK YOU to Mr. Bair for a wonderful Science Lab last Friday about Hydrology.  The students thoroughly enjoyed this hands-on approach to learning about rocks and soil!

 

RELIGION:

Parts of Mass

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Prayers of Thanksgiving

 

 

SPELLING LIST:

Base Words with Endings: -ed and -ing

Basic Words: liked, using, riding, chased, spilled, making, closed, hoping, baked, hiding, standing, asked, mixed, sleeping

Bonus Words:  Words of choice

Spelling Test on Friday, 11/16/18

No Spelling Test on Thanksgiving Week. Practice Spelling Ordinal Numbers

 

ENGLISH/WRITING:

Letters to Veterans

Newspaper Articles

Agreement: adding -s and -es to verbs; past tense verbs with -ed

Contractions

Proofreading: CAPS (Capitalization, Agreement, Punctuation, Spelling)

Elaboration in Writing using Exact Words

READING:

Reading Comprehension Exercises/Discussions:

“Reading is Thinking: Question, Predict, Connect, Visualize, Summarize”

Thanksgiving Stories

CV Syllable Pattern

Fables: How Chipmunk Got His Stripes?

Synonyms

 

SCIENCE:

Underwater Photography

Data and Graphs:

Tables, Pictographs, Bar Graphs (Integrated with Math)

Mrs. Bair: Science Lab on Friday, 11/16

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Veteran’s Day Parade

Thanksgiving Traditions

Plimoth Plantation (Plymouth, Massachusetts)

Research recorded in Tables (Integrated with Math)

 

MATH:

Telling Time

Counting on Patterns (connection to multiplication)

Ordinal Numbers

Problem Solving with Logical Reasoning

Data and Graphs:

Tables, Pictographs, Bar Graphs (Integrated with Science)

HOMEWORK:

Practice Telling Time!

Xtra Math and/or Math Fact Flashcards

(flashcards are in their backpacks).

Read Together and discuss books!

 

 Reminders & Important Dates:

Monday, 11/12:  Veterans Day Parade: 10:15-12:30

Monday, 11/12: Early 2:00 Dismissal; Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 13th: PTO Meeting 5:30

Wednesday Mass Uniform

Thursday PE Uniform: Arrive by 7:55!

Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, Nov.21st-Friday, Nov. 23rd

 

 

11/5/18-11/9/18

 

RELIGION:

Great Job on Saint Reports and Costumes.  Check out our St. Peter’s Facebook Page for photos.

Saints, cont.

Commandments 6-10

The parts of the Mass

 

 

SPELLING LIST:

(Consonant Diagraphs th, sh, wh, ch, tch)

Basic Words: dish, than, chest, such, thin, push, shine, chase, white, while, these, flash, which, then

Bonus WordsThanksgiving & Weather; words of choice

Spelling Test on Friday

 

ENGLISH/WRITING:

Setting a purpose for writing

Focus Trait of Writing: Word Choice: Exact nouns and action verbs; Proper Nouns

Proofreading: CAPS (Capitalization, Agreement, Punctuation, Spelling)

Writing Poetry

 

READING:

Setting a purpose for Reading.

Reading like a detective: looking for clues to understand a story or a nonfiction story.

Reading about Different Types of Storms (Evidence Definitions)

Point of View

Compound Words; Base Words and Endings, -s, -ed, -ing; Double Consonants (CVC); Homophones

 

SCIENCE:

Super Storms: thunderstorm, tornado, hurricane and blizzard

Weather Poems

Mr. Bair: Hydrology Lab on Friday.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

How do we honor veterans?

Thanksgiving Traditions

 

MATH:

Order Numbers Using a Number Line and Models

Rounding Numbers

Estimate

Counting by 3’s and 4’s (thinking about multiplication)

Counting on Patterns

 

 

 

HOMEWORK:

Xtra Math and/or Math Fact Flashcards

(flashcards are in their backpacks).

Read Together and discuss books!

 

 Reminders & Important Dates:

Wednesday Mass Uniform

Thursday PE Uniform: Arrive by 7:55!

Monday, 11/12:  Veterans Day Parade: 10:15-12:30

Monday, 11/12: Early 2:00 Dismissal; Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 13th: PTO Meeting 5:30

Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, Nov.21st-Friday, Nov. 23rd

 

 

10/29/18-11/2/18

RELIGION:

All Saints Day Mass: Thursday, Nov. 1st.  Come see your child in the All Saint’s Day Processional at the 8:30 Mass.  Your child should come to school dressed in his/her costume over their uniform (Mass uniforms are not necessary since they will be wearing their costume.

Saint’s Projects are due on Tuesday, OCT.30th (NO COSTUMES)

 

SPELLING LIST: (Double Consonants and ck)

Spelling Test on Thursday this week due to Parent/Teacher Conferences on Friday.

Basic Words: dress, spell, class, full, add, neck, stuck, kick, rock, black, trick, doll, will, off

Bonus Words: Halloween Wordswitch, princess, costume, Halloween, Saint, etc. 

 

ENGLISH/WRITING:

Writing Halloween Stories with Story Plot (see Reading).

Writing Math word problems showing “greater than and less than” using Halloween words and themes.

 

READING:

Halloween Books and Stories!

Elements of a Story Plot: Setting, Character, Problem, Details (Events), Solutions

Halloween Poetry

Mrs. McVey is coming to read spooky tales on Halloween Day!

 

SCIENCE:

Growth Measurement in cm.- comparing ourselves to the height of large baby animals.

Skeletons, pumpkins

Crocodile vs. alligator and other jungle/rain forest animals.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Being part of a faith community.  Where did the tradition of Halloween come from?

Safety!  Fire Drill

 

MATH:

Greater than and less than; Place Value

Ordering numbers; Measurement in cm.

 

 

HOMEWORK:

Xtra Math and/or Math Fact Flashcards (flashcards are in backpacks).

Read Together and discuss books!

 

 Reminders & Important Dates:

Monday, October 29th: You are Invited to the Living Rosary at 8:30 AM

Wednesday 10/31 Mass: Wear Mass uniforms!

Thursday 11/1st: All Saint’s Day Mass!  Your child is in the procession! No PE today.

Friday 11/2nd: Parent Teacher Conferences (No School)  Make sure to sign up in the office for your conference!

Monday, 11/12:  Veterans Day Parade: 10:15-12:30

 

10/22/18-10/26/18

RELIGION:

All Saints Day Preparation

Rosary

 

 

SPELLING LIST:

Test on Thursday due to Teacher Workday on Friday.

Basic Wordsnext, end, camp, sank, sing, drink, hunt, stand, long, stamp, pond, bring, jump, left

Bonus Wordsskeleton, pumpkin, Saint, Halloween AND previous bonus words not attempted or incorrect words from previous tests-second try!  Encourage your child to challenge himself/herself if their pretest shows competency in Basic Words.

ENGLISH/WRITING:

All Saints Day Reports

Conventions of Writing

Parts of a Sentence

Singular and Plural Nouns

 

READING:

Prefixes un and re.

Comprehension Conversations: Retelling Stories, Character Traits

Math is a Story!

 

SCIENCE:

Animal Homes and Families

Reptiles

Graphs of Record-Breaking Vegetables!

SOCIAL STUDIES:

What countries are our Saints from? What continent are most of the Saints from?

How is our school a faith community?

 

MATH:

Place Value

Greater than or less than

Ordering numbers

 

 

HOMEWORK:

Learn how to tie shoes!

Xtra Math and/or Math Fact Flashcards (flashcards ar in backpacks.

Read Together and discuss books!

 

 Reminders & Important Dates:

Monday 10/22nd: End of 1st Quarter

Tuesday 10/23rd: Beginning of 2nd Quarter; Red T-Shirt Tuesday

Thursday 10/25th: Halloween Party 5:30-7:30

Friday 10/26th: Teacher Workday (Enrichment Day) NO SCHOOL

Monday, October 29th: You are Invited to the Living Rosary at 8:30 AM

Thursday 11/1st: All Saint’s Day Mass!  Your child is in the procession!

Friday 11/2nd: Parent Teacher Conferences (No School)  Make sure to sign up in the office for your conference!

 

 

 

10/15/18-10/19/18

RELIGION:

Ten Commandments

Saint Report forms will be coming home in the Tuesday folder.  Your child has already been thinking about the Saint that he/she wants to learn about. Please help your child to research their Saint, write their report and come up with a costume for the All Saint’s Day Procession on Nov. 1st.

SAINT REPORTS ARE DUE ON OCTOBER 30th.

 

 

SPELLING LIST: Number Words

Basic Words: zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twenty, hundred

Bonus Words:  Any other number word

ENGLISH/WRITING:

Organization: Time Order Words-first, then, last, soon, next, tomorrow, later, last night, today

Nouns: Singular and Plural

READING:

Common Final Blends: nd, ng, nk, nt, ft, xt, mp

Comprehension Strategy: Context Clues,

Stop and Retell, Main Idea

 

SCIENCE:

Science Lab-Mrs. Bair   Fossils

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Continents

MATH:

Place Value, Math Vocabulary and Number Words

 

 

HOMEWORK:

Xtra Math and/or Math Fact Flashcards (flashcards are in their backpacks.

Read Together and discuss books!

 

 Reminders & Important Dates:

  • Please send in candy for the Halloween Party.

Monday 10/15: Early Dismissal Day 2:00 pm

Wednesday 10/17th: Mass, 8:30 am (Mass uniforms)

Thursday 10/18th: PE uniforms and tennis shoes.

Monday 10/22nd: End of 1st Quarter

Tuesday 10/23rd: Beginning of 2nd Quarter

Thursday 10/25th: Halloween Party 5:30-7:30

Friday 10/26th: Teacher Workday (Enrichment Day)

Thursday 11/1st: All Saint’s Day Procession: Costumes

Friday 11/2nd: Parent Teacher Conferences (No School)

 

 

10/8/18-10/12/18

RELIGION:

God’s Special Rules: 10 Commandments

Saints

 

SPELLING LIST: (Consonant Blends with r, l, s)

Basic Words: spin, clap, grade, swim, place

last, test, skin, drag, glide, just, stage, slip, drive

Bonus Words: fossil, Saint, because

ENGLISH/WRITING:

Organization and Sentence Fluency

Kinds of Nouns, Singular and Plural Nouns

Conventions: Proofreading for CAPS: Capitalization, Agreement, Punctuation & Spelling

Four types of Sentences: Statement, Command, Exclamatory and Question

READING:

Main Ideas, Context Clues

Time Order Words

SCIENCE:

Science Lab with Mr. Bair: “Groundwater Hydrology Lab”

Animal Habitats

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Continents

MATH:

Subtraction Facts: Fact Families, Relationship between Addition and Subtraction, Parts and Whole, Missing Addends, Word Problems

 

HOMEWORK:

Xtra Math and/or Math Fact Flashcards (flashcards ar in backpacks.

Read Together and discuss books!

 

 Reminders & Important Dates:

Monday 10/8: No School (Columbus Day)

Tuesday 10/9: PTO Meeting @ 5:30 (Doors open @5:00

Wednesday 10/10: Mass, 8:30 am (Mass uniforms)

Wednesday 10/10: First Reconciliation Meeting 6:15 (5th Grade Room)-note email. Contact donna@visitstpeters.org with questions or to sign your child up.

Thursday 10/11: PE, uniform and tennis shoes.

Friday 10/12: Science Lab: Groundwater Hydrology with Mr. Bair

Monday 10/15: Early Dismissal Day 2:00 pm

 

10/1/18-10/5/18

RELIGION:

Guardian Angel Day: 10/2

St. Francis Feast Day: 10/4 Pet Blessing                                 Please send a picture of your child’s animal or a relative’s pet if you cannot bring the pet in person.  They will hold up the pictures during the blessing.

Importance of Family and Grandparents:                                        10/5 Grandparents’ Day

SPELLING LIST: (Long vowel sounds o and u)

Basic Words: doze, nose, use, rose, pole, close, cute, woke, mule, rode, role, tune, home, joke

Bonus Words:  grandparents, grandmother, grandfather, (previous bonus words that have not been spelled correctly or incorrect words from previous tests-second try- may be chosen!  Encourage your child to challenge himself/herself with Bonus Words if mastery of Basic Words has been demonstrated through the Pretest or home study of words.

ENGLISH/WRITING:

Voice and Ideas: the importance of family stories.  Adding feelings and descriptive words to writing. My grandparents are special because…

Interviewing Questions and Techniques

Four types of Sentences: Statement, Command, Exclamatory and Question

READING:

Character Traits, Grandparent Books, Stories about families, dogs, and other animals

Interview: “Diary of a Spider: An Interview with a Fly”

Author Study of Cynthia Rylant continues with The Relatives Came  and the Henry and Mudge series

Read Aloud:  Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

SCIENCE:

Animal Homes and Families

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Family Culture and Grandparent Stories

MATH:

Subtraction Facts: Fact Families, Relationship between Addition and Subtraction, Parts and Whole, Word Problems

 

HOMEWORK:

Xtra Math and/or Math Fact Flashcards (flashcards ar in backpacks.

Read Together and discuss books!

 

 Reminders & Important Dates:

Scholastic Book Fair: Mon. 10/1-Fri. 10/5 ( 9:00-9:30 for Grandparents to shop with students.)

Wednesday 10/3: Mass, 8:30 am (Mass uniforms)

Thursday 10/4: PE, uniforms and tennis shoes. Please send an email or note by today to let the school know if a grandparent or special friend is bringing home your child at 11:30 (lunch time).  Pet Blessing @ 2:30

Friday 10/5: Grandparent’s Day: 7:30 Begins in Gibson Hall; Book Fair, Photo Booth: 10:30-10:50

Monday 10/8: No School (Columbus Day)

 

9/24/18-9/28/18

A Note From Mrs. Russell

Progress Reports went home today.  Please sign and return.  The Spelling List is also in the Tuesday folder as it will be every week.  Please encourage your child to learn Bonus Words if they seem to be doing well with the words.  Homework is either Xtra Math or Flashcards and READ, READ, READ! Thank you to Mrs. Bair for our wonderful Science Lab last Friday on rocks!

This Week In Class

Reading/Vocabulary: Individual Reading Tests with Fontas and Pinnell are still going on.  We are reading stories about families and studying character traits.  Please look at the Word Detective book which is coming home today.

Spelling:  The spelling words this week are cake, mine, plate, size, ate, grape, prize, wipe, race, line, pile, rake, gave, bike.  Bonus Words are command, statement, question, and exclamation. 

English:  Students are learning about the different types of sentences that we use (see Bonus Words).  Students are also learning about letter writing and adding feelings to what we write.  Please look at their Writing Notebook which is coming home this week.

Social Studies: Students are learning to draw maps with a key and compass rose.

Science: Students are learning about Animal Homes.

Math: Students are continuing to work on Math Facts and story problems. Please continue to practice Math Facts up to twenty.

Religion: Students are learning the different types of prayer:  ACTS:  Adoration (Praise), Contrition (I’m sorry), Thanksgiving and Supplication (Petitions)

 

 Reminders & Important Dates

Wednesday- Mass, 8:30 am (Mass uniforms)

Thursday- PE, uniforms and tennis shoes

Sept. 17-21

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Wow! So much excitement with the hurricane. It sounds like many of you had wonderful trips! Due to all going on, we will have our first Spelling Test with last week’s words on this Friday. Many students are also catching up on classwork, so you may see some come home with your child.

In school, we just wrapped up MAP testing, but I am continuing with individual reading leveled testing. This will continue into next week.

In Religion, we continue to talk about God as our Creator and how we worship and praise God with reverence and respect. Ask your child about the special Praise Song that we are learning with motions, “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High.” New for this week is a study on Fables and Characters in ELA Class. This fits nicely with our study on Fiction, and our read aloud, Winnie the Pooh which is, of course, full of morals and virtuous lessons to learn. Ask your child about the puppet show that their group created and the moral of their story. In Math, we are working on addition strategies such as how to add 3 and 4 numbers in the best combinations. Centers continue to be very popular especially the Math Games, Rocks, and Geography Centers.

We will have our first official Science Lab on rock classification with Mrs. Bair this Friday. Thank you to Mrs. Bair!

Thank you for all who attended the PTO meeting. We hope to see the rest of you for the October meeting.

God Bless and Peace Be With You!

Mrs. Ellie Russell