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!
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.
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.