December 18-20, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

As this is the third week of Advent, we will continue to focus on strengthening our relationship with God. This week will be a short week, but a busy one. On Wednesday, the students will participate in an Advent prayer retreat and will be dismissed at 11:30am. If I don’t see you before break, I hope each of your families have a wonderful Christmas!

There will be no Snack Shack this week.

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 continue discussing fractions and comparing and ordering 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: We will continue discussing ratios, rates, and proportions. 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:   This week we will finish reading our second novel, The Shakespeare Stealer. We will discuss the Globe Theater, William Shakespeare, and what was going on in England during Shakespeare’s time. The students will discuss the precise language and figurative language the author uses to determine the author’s purpose and comprehend the plot. We will also discuss and practice writing in iambic pentameter.

Our next novel will be A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. Please borrow this book from the library or purchase this novel by Wednesday, January 3rd.

There will be no Spelling and Vocabulary test this week.

6th Grade Religion: We will continue to discuss the liturgical season of Advent.

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

Monday: “A peaceful man does more good than a learned one.”     ~Pope John XXIII

Tuesday: “Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”       ~Pope John Paul II

Wednesday: “The season of Advent restores … a hope which does not disappoint for it is founded on God’s Word. A hope which does not disappoint, simply because the Lord never disappoints! … Let us think about and feel this beauty.”     ~Pope Francis

6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing the atmosphere and its effects on earth’s winds. The Atmosphere test will be given on Tuesday, January 9th. Students can use the video below to study.

6th Math: We will continue discussing ratios, rates, and proportions. We will apply proportions to solving for similar figures, for scale drawings, and for indirect measurement.

Reminders & Important Dates

December 20, 2017        School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

December 20, 2017     11:30 dismissal

January 3, 2017         Students return to school

Please share the video below with your student.

December 11-15, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

As this is the second week of Advent, we will continue to focus on strengthening our relationship with God. This week will also be another busy week for the sixth grade. On Monday, we have a 2pm dismissal. Tuesday and Thursday we have practice for our Christmas Music Program which is on Thursday, December 14th. On December 13th, the students will have Mass with Bishop Guglielmone. I hope to see you all at the Christmas music program!

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Harrison Reagan and Aidan Dong. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, December 11th. Receipts for reimbursement can be brought to Mrs. Davis in the office with a note detailing it is for Snack Shack. The letter for next semester will go home in the Tuesday folder on December 12th. 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 continue discussing fractions and comparing and ordering 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: We will continue discussing ratios, rates, and proportions. 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:   This week we will finish reading our second novel, The Shakespeare Stealer. We will discuss the Globe Theater, William Shakespeare, and what was going on in England during Shakespeare’s time. The students will discuss the precise language and figurative language the author uses to determine the author’s purpose and comprehend the plot. We will also discuss and practice writing in iambic pentameter.

Our next novel will be A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. Please borrow this book from the library or purchase this novel by Wednesday, January 3rd.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, December 15th. The words are listed in the document below.

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6th Grade Religion: We will continue to discuss the liturgical season of Advent.

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

Monday: “When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.”     ~Pope John Paul II

Tuesday: “Justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.”     ~Pope John Paul II

Wednesday: “God endowed [the human race] with capacity to attain to the inaccessible and invisible Supreme Good and behold it face to face.”     ~Pope John Paul II

Thursday: “God is not solitude, but perfect communion. For this reason the human person, the image of God, realizes himself or herself in love, which is a sincere gift of self.” ~Pope Benedict XVI

Friday: “Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp’s nest.”       ~Pope Paul VI

6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing the atmosphere and its effects on earth’s winds. Students can use the video below to study.

6th Math: We will be continue discussing ratios, rates, and proportions. We will apply proportions to solving for similar figures and for scale drawings. The students will complete the proportions quiz on Thursday, December 14th.

Reminders & Important Dates

December 11, 2017       2pm dismissal

December 13, 2017        School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

December 14, 2017       Christmas Music Program at 7pm. Student must report at 6:30pm in Neglia Hall.

December 20, 2017     11:30 dismissal

Please share the video below with your student.

December 4-8, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

As this is the first week of Advent, we are all focusing on strengthening our relationship with God. This week will also be a busy week for the sixth grade. We will have Mass twice this week on Wednesday and Friday. The Strength and Movement Parent Presentation will be at 12:45pm on Thursday, December 7th. We will also have a field trip to the Koger Center for the ballet on Friday, December 8th. Please make sure your child is at school prompting at 8am.

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Kaelyn Phillips and Milton Cuapio. Snack Shack will be on Thursday this week. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, December 4th. Receipts for reimbursement can be brought to Mrs. Davis in the office with a note detailing it is for Snack Shack. 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:  The students will take the Average test on Tuesday, December 5th. Then, we will begin discussing fractions and comparing and ordering 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: The students will take the Multiplying and Dividing Fractions test on Tuesday, December 5th. Then, we will begin discussing ratios and rates. 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:   This week we will continue reading our second novel, The Shakespeare Stealer. We will discuss the Globe Theater, William Shakespeare, and what was going on in England during Shakespeare’s time. The students will discuss the precise language and figurative language the author uses to determine the author’s purpose and comprehend the plot. We will also discuss and practice writing in iambic pentameter.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Thursday, December 7th. The words are listed in the document below.

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6th Grade Religion: The students will take the Unit 2 test on Tuesday, December 5th. Then, we will begin to discuss Advent.

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

Monday: “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.””         ~Pope John XXIII

Tuesday: “God is not only true, but Truth itself”         ~Pope Leo XIII

Wednesday: “To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.”         ~Pope John Paul II

Thursday: “Peace is not just the absence of war. Like a cathedral, peace must be constructed patiently and with unshakable faith.”         ~Pope John Paul II

Friday: “If God created shadows it was to better emphasize the light”     ~Pope John XXIII

6th Grade Science: The students will present their Ocean ecology projects. We will begin discussing the different layers of the atmosphere and the composition of Earth’s atmosphere. The Atmosphere Test will be given on Tuesday, December 19th. Students can use the videos and slides below to study.

6th Math: We will be continue discussing ratios, rates, and proportions. We will apply proportions to solving for similar figures and for scale drawings.

Reminders & Important Dates

December 6, 2017        School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

December 7, 2017         Strength and Movement Parent Presentation in Neglia Hall at 12:45pm.

December 8, 2017       Field Trip to the Koger Center from 8am-11am

December 11, 2017       2pm dismissal

December 14, 2017       Christmas Music Program at 7pm. Students must report to Neglia Hall by 6:30pm.

December 20, 2017     11:30 dismissal

Please share the video below with your student.

November 27-December 1, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

I am so glad to be back from break. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Tomorrow, progress reports will go home in the Tuesday folder. Please review these with your child and discuss their goals for improvement.

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Corey Avila and Raelyn O’Briant. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, November 27th. Receipts for reimbursement can be brought to Mrs. Davis in the office with a note detailing it is for Snack Shack. 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 continue discussing long division of 2-4 digit dividends by a one digit divisor. We will use this skill when we are trying to find the average of a group of numbers. The Average Test will be given on Thursday, November 30th 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: We will continue discussing how to multiply fractions by fractions and whole numbers. Then, we will begin discussing how to divide fractions. 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:   This week we will continue reading our second novel, The Shakespeare Stealer. We will discuss the Globe Theater, William Shakespeare, and what was going on in England during Shakespeare’s time. The students will discuss the precise language and figurative language the author uses to determine the author’s purpose and comprehend the plot. We will also discuss and practice writing in iambic pentameter.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, December 1st. The words are listed in the document below.

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6th Grade Religion: We will be discussing our moral choices and the consequences of our choices. King David of Israel loved God, but he also made some bad moral decisions. David learned from the consequences of his sins, and God forgave him. In contrast, the story of Ruth illustrates good moral decision making.

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

Monday: “I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars! You have to heal his wounds. Then, we can talk about everything else.”         ~Pope Francis I

Tuesday: “Jesus is the gate opening up to salvation, a gate open to everyone.”    ~Pope Francis I

Wednesday:  “The world needs the courage, hope, faith, and perseverance of Christ’s followers.”        ~Pope Francis I

Thursday: “Only the person who feels happiness in seeking the good of others, in desiring their happiness, can be a missionary.”         ~Pope Francis I

Friday: “The gift of the Holy Spirit has been bestowed in abundance so that we may live lives of genuine faith and active charity.”         ~Pope Francis I

6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing characteristics of Earth’s freshwater systems and the characteristics of Earth’s oceans. We will discuss the tidal cycle and what causes the tides. The Earth’s Waters test will be given on Tuesday, November 28th. Then, the students will begin working on their Ocean ecology projects. Students can use the videos and slides below to study.

Oceans

Oceans and Water

6th Math: We will be continue discussing ratios, rates, and proportions.

Reminders & Important Dates

November 28, 2017      Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folders

November 29, 2017        School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyb4qz19hEk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaQCiwzjnCM

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/oceans-narrated-by-sylvia-earle/oceans-overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8101vCjM7nY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlWpFLfLFBI

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/current.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2mec3vgeaI

November 20-21, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

Can you believe it is almost time for Thanksgiving break? Here at St. Peter’s the students know they have a lot to be thankful for! They have supportive families, shelter, and they have the gift of receiving a Catholic education. The students will participate in a service project to benefit the Oliver Gospel Mission. The students will make sandwiches for the inhabitants at the Oliver Gospel Mission. I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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 continue reviewing adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers. 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: We will continue discussing how to multiply fractions by fractions, whole numbers, and mixed numbers. 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:   This week we will continue reading our second novel, The Shakespeare Stealer. We will discuss the Globe Theater, William Shakespeare, and what was going on in England during Shakespeare’s time. The students will discuss the precise language and figurative language the author uses to determine the author’s purpose and comprehend the plot. We will also discuss and practice writing in iambic pentameter.

There will be no Spelling and Vocabulary Test this week.

The Spelling and Vocabulary words for the week after Thanksgiving break are attached below. The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, December 1st.

vocabulary13

6th Grade Religion: We will be discussing our moral choices and the consequences of our choices. The students will participate in a service project on Tuesday, November 21st, where they will make sandwiches for the inhabitants of the Oliver Gospel Mission.

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

Monday: “God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking His mercy.”         ~Pope Francis I

Tuesday: “And in the end, everything else will turn out to be unimportant and inessential, except for this: Father, child, and love.”   ~Pope John Paul II

6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing characteristics of Earth’s freshwater systems and the characteristics of Earth’s oceans. We will discuss the tidal cycle and what causes the tides. The Earth’s Waters test will be given on Tuesday, November 28th. Students can use the videos below to study.

6th Math: We will continue discussing rates, ratios, and proportions.

Reminders & Important Dates

November 21, 2017             8:15am Service project for Oliver Gospel Mission

November 22-24, 2017           Thanksgiving Break

November 28, 2017             Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folders

December 8, 2017           Field Trip to the Koger Center from 8am-11:30pm

December 12, 2017         6pm Mass for Our Lady of Guadalope

The students have been learning a song in Spanish class. Please have them practice using the link below.

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyb4qz19hEk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaQCiwzjnCM

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/oceans-narrated-by-sylvia-earle/oceans-overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8101vCjM7nY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlWpFLfLFBI

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/current.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2mec3vgeaI

November 13-17, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

The sixth grade has a busy week coming up! On Wednesday, November 15th, Meteorologist Tim Miller will be coming to St. Peters to talk to the third and sixth grade students about meteorology and weather. On Friday, November 17th, Ms. Harper from Cardinal Newman will be coming to St. Peters to test all the students in the sixth grade class from 8:00am-11:30am.

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Corey Avila and Raelyn O’Briant. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, November 13th. Receipts for reimbursement can be brought to Mrs. Davis in the office with a note detailing it is for Snack Shack. 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 continue discussing long division of 2-4 digit dividends by a one digit divisor. The test will be given on Wednesday, November 15th. Then, we will review adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers. 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: We will review how to add and subtract with fractions and mixed numbers by completing a short project. Then, we will begin discussing how to multiply fractions by fractions and whole numbers. 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:   This week we will continue reading our second novel, The Shakespeare Stealer. We will discuss the Globe Theater, William Shakespeare, and what was going on in England during Shakespeare’s time. The students will discuss the precise language and figurative language the author uses to determine the author’s purpose and comprehend the plot. We will also discuss and practice writing in iambic pentameter.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, November 17th. The words are listed in the document below.

vocabulary12

6th Grade Religion: We will be discussing our moral choices and the consequences of our choices. King David of Israel loved God, but he also made some bad moral decisions. David learned from the consequences of his sins, and God forgave him. In contrast, the story of Ruth illustrates good moral decision making.

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

Monday: “Let Christ turn your natural optimism into Christian hope, your energy into moral virtue, your good will into genuine self-sacrificing love! This is the path you are called to take. This is the path to overcoming all that threatens hope, virtue and love in your lives and in your culture. In this way your youth will be a gift to Jesus and to the world.”         ~Pope Francis I

Tuesday: “Let us encourage the generosity which is typical of the young and help them to work actively in building a better world. Youth do not solely need material things. Above all, they need to have those non-material values which are the spiritual heart of a people (spirituality, generosity, solidarity, perseverance, and joy).”   ~Pope Francis I

Wednesday: “The only true riches are those that make us rich in virtue. Therefore, if you want to be rich, than love true riches. If you aspire to the heights of real honor, strive to reach the kingdom of Heaven. If you value rank and renown, hasten to be enrolled in the heavenly court of the Angels.”         ~Pope St. Gregory the Great

Thursday: “Journeying is an art because if we’re always in a hurry, we get tired and don’t arrive at our journey’s goal. If we stop, we don’t go forward and we also miss the goal.”         ~Pope Francis I

Friday: “I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars! You have to heal his wounds. Then, we can talk about everything else.”         ~Pope Francis I

6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing characteristics of Earth’s freshwater systems and the characteristics of Earth’s oceans. We will discuss the tidal cycle and what causes the tides. The Earth’s Waters test will be given on Tuesday, November 21st. Students can use the videos below to study.

6th Math: We will be discussing multiplication and division of fractions and mixed numbers, and how to evaluate expressions with fractions. The Computation of Fractions test will be given on Tuesday, November 14th. Then, we will begin discussing proportions.

Reminders & Important Dates

November 13, 2017       2pm dismissal

November 15, 2017        School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

November 16, 2017         Cardinal Newman Testing with Ms. Harper

November 22-24, 2017           Thanksgiving Break

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyb4qz19hEk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaQCiwzjnCM

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/oceans-narrated-by-sylvia-earle/oceans-overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8101vCjM7nY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlWpFLfLFBI

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/current.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2mec3vgeaI

November 6-10, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

This week the sixth grade will be taking a field trip to Cardinal Newman on Tuesday, November 7th from 8am-12pm. This field trip will introduce the students to middle school. Please send in the permission slip by Monday, November 6th.

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Gavin Mincer and Timothy Sturkie. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, November 6th. Receipts for reimbursement can be brought to Mrs. Davis in the office with a note detailing it is for Snack Shack. 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 long division of 2-4 digit dividends by a one digit divisor. The test will be given on Wednesday, November 15th. 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: We will continue talking about fractions and how to add and subtract with fractions and mixed numbers. The test will be given on Friday, November 10th. 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:   This week we will continue reading our second novel, The Shakespeare Stealer. We will discuss the Globe Theater, William Shakespeare, and what was going on in England during Shakespeare’s time. The students will discuss the precise language and figurative language the author uses to determine the author’s purpose and comprehend the plot. We will also discuss and practice writing in iambic pentameter.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, November 10th. The words are listed in the document below.

vocabulary11

6th Grade Religion: We will be discussing how during the Exodus, God led the Hebrews out of Egypt. The people had to learn to trust God and obey Him. Along their journey, God gave the Hebrews the Ten Commandments to help guide them. God is with us in difficult situations just as He was with the people of Israel in the desert.

Last week we also began a “Quote of the Day” writing assignment where the students must write a paragraph responding to a given quote. This week our quotes are:

Monday: “Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.”     ~Pope John Paul II

Tuesday: “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”         ~Pope John XXIII

Wednesday: “The Earth is protesting for the wrong that we are doing to her, because of the irresponsible use and abuse of the goods that God has placed on her.”         ~Pope Francis

Thursday: “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that God is with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.”         ~Pope John Paul II

Friday: “An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.”         ~Pope John Paul II

6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing Earth’s Freshwater systems and the zones of the ocean. Students can use the videos attached below to help them study.

6th Math: We will be discussing multiplication and division of fractions and mixed numbers, and how to evaluate expressions with fractions. The Computation of Fractions test will be given on Tuesday, November 14th.

Reminders & Important Dates

November 7, 2017       6th grade field trip to Cardinal Newman

November 8, 2017        School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

November 13, 2017       2pm dismissal

November 22-24, 2017           Thanksgiving Break

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyb4qz19hEk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaQCiwzjnCM

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/oceans-narrated-by-sylvia-earle/oceans-overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8101vCjM7nY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlWpFLfLFBI

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/current.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2mec3vgeaI

October 30 – November 3, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

This week we have two important events happening. The first important event is Parent/Teacher conferences. Please remember to go by the office this week and sign up for Parent/Teacher conferences which are on Friday, November 3rd. Report cards for the first quarter will be discussed at this time. I look forward to speaking with each of you. The second big event is All Saint’s Day on Wednesday, November 1st. This is an important day in the Catholic faith because we get to celebrate every Saint who inspires us to be more like Christ.

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Wyatt Merland and Alex Treja-Ramos. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, October 23rd. Receipts for reimbursement can be brought to Mrs. Davis in the office with a note detailing it is for Snack Shack. 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 long division of 2-4 digit dividends by a one digit divisor. 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: We will continue talking about fractions and how to add and subtract with fractions and mixed numbers. The test will be given on Wednesday, November 8th. 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:   This week we will continue reading our second novel, The Shakespeare Stealer. We will discuss the Globe Theater, William Shakespeare, and what was going on in England during Shakespeare’s time. The students will discuss the precise language and figurative language the author uses to determine the author’s purpose and comprehend the plot. We will also discuss and practice writing in iambic pentameter.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Thursday, November 2nd. The words are listed in the document below.

vocabulary10

6th Grade Religion: We will be discussing how during the Exodus, God led the Hebrews out of Egypt. The people had to learn to trust God and obey Him. Along their journey, God gave the Hebrews the Ten Commandments to help guide them. God is with us in difficult situations just as He was with the people of Israel in the desert.

Last week we also began a “Quote of the Day” writing assignment where the students must write a paragraph responding to a given quote. This week our quotes are:

Monday: “God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.” ~Pope Francis

Tuesday: “We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace.” ~Pope Francis

Wednesday: “All Saints Day is a beautiful image of hope: to have the heart anchored there where our ancestors are, where the Saints are, where Jesus is, where God is. This is the hope that does not disappoint.”   ~Pope Francis

Thursday: “Life is a journey. When we stop, things don’t go right.” ~Pope Francis

6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing Earth’s Freshwater systems and Oceans. Students can use the videos attached below to help them study.

6th Math: We will be discussing addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers, and how to evaluate expressions with fractions.

Reminders & Important Dates

November 1, 2017        All Saint’s Day School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

November 3, 2017       Parent/Teacher Conferences     No School for Students

November 7, 2017       6th grade field trip to Cardinal Newman

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyb4qz19hEk

October 23-27, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

This is our last week of the first nine week’s! Can you believe how fast time is flying by? Please remember to go by the office this week and sign up for Parent/Teacher conferences which are on Friday, November 3rd. I look forward to speaking with each of you.

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are David Landholt and Isabel Storey. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, October 23rd. 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 multiplication of two to four digit numbers by two digit number. The multiplication test will be given on Tuesday, October 24th. 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: We will continue talking about fractions and how to add and subtract with fractions and mixed numbers. 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:   This week we will continue reading our second novel, The Shakespeare Stealer. We will discuss the Globe Theater, William Shakespeare, and what was going on in England during Shakespeare’s time. The students will discuss the precise language and figurative language the author uses to determine the author’s purpose and comprehend the plot. We will also discuss and practice writing in iambic pentameter.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Thursday, October 26th. The words are listed in the document below.

vocabulary9

6th Grade Religion: We will be discussing how Jacob’s descendants show ongoing faithfulness to God and how God answered the Israelites prayers and freed them from slavery. Jesus memorializes God’s covenant God with us through the Eucharistic liturgy.

6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing plate tectonics. We will discuss volcanoes and earthquakes. The Plate Tectonics Test will be given on Tuesday, October 24th. Then, we will begin discussing Earth’s Oceans. Students can use the videos attached below to help them study.

6th Math: We will continue discussing addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers. Then, we will discuss how to evaluate expressions with fractions.

Reminders & Important Dates

October 23, 2017         2pm dismissal

October 25, 2017        School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

October 26, 2017         PTO Halloween Party in Neglia Hall from 5:30-7pm

October 27, 2017       Inservice day/No School for students

November 3, 2017     Parent/Teacher conferences

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAHY6965o08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfVNnk8FHcU

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/101-videos/volcanoes-101

October 16-20, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

I hope everyone who came enjoyed the Living Rosary last Friday, October 13th. What a beautiful celebration for Our Lady of the Rosary! Thank you for all who attended. The students loved sharing their faith with you.

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Josh Graham and Owen Stikeleather. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, October 16th. 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 multiplication of two to four digit numbers by two digit number. 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: We will be discussing multiplication and division of whole numbers and decimals. The test will be given on Wednesday, October 18th. Then, we will begin fractions. 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:   This week we will begin reading our second novel, The Shakespeare Stealer. We will discuss the Globe Theater, William Shakespeare, and what was going on in England during Shakespeare’s time. The students will discuss the precise language and figurative language the author uses to determine author purpose and comprehend the plot.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, October 20th. The words are listed in the document below.

vocabulary8

6th Grade Religion: We will be discussing the story of Jacob and how he learned to trust God through difficult circumstances. We can cooperate with God by asking for his help and trusting in Divine Providence.

6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing plate tectonics. We will discuss volcanoes and earthquakes. The Plate Tectonics Test will be given on Tuesday, October 24th. Students can use the videos attached below to help them study.

6th Math: We will continue discussing the characteristics of fractions, prime numbers, and prime factorization. Then, we will begin discussing addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers.

Reminders & Important Dates

October 18, 2017        School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

October 19, 2017         5th and 6th grade Field Trip

October 23, 2017         2pm dismissal

October 26, 2017         PTO Halloween Party in Neglia Hall from 5:30-7pm

October 27, 2017       Inservice day/No School for students

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAHY6965o08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfVNnk8FHcU