A Note From Mrs. Ronald
Welcome to the first full week of school! We had a great time last week getting to know each other. Please remember to look for information about the school in this week’s Tuesday Folder, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all at Back to School Night on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. The evening starts at 6:30pm in Neglia Hall. Our first school Mass will be this Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Please make certain that your child wears his or her Mass uniform!
This Week in Class
This week we celebrate the feast days of St. Monica and St. Augustine of Hippo. Students will explore virtues and what the Bible says about each. We will also begin our study of Catholic social justice and what that means to each of us.
We will be exploring the various traits and motivations of characters from our summer reading “The Cricket in Times Square.” Students will also discuss the causes and effects of different events in the novel as well as comparing characters and events to one another. Our first novel for the year will be The One and Only Ivan. Please have a copy no later than Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
Students were given their first spelling list using short vowel sounds. Please practice these words for a
spelling test on Friday, August 31, 2018.
This week’s short vowel sound spelling list:
1. crust 2. pass 3.else 4.skill 5. brag 6. zipper 7. began 8. collar 9. drag 10. smell
11. brick 12. felt 13. spill 14. button 15. held 16. trust 17. kept 18. trick 19. shell 20.begin
We will also be working to develop our knowledge of the parts of sentences and how to construct well written sentences.
We will discuss place value and practice ordering whole numbers.
This week we will begin studying world geography. We will explore landforms including continents and oceans. We will also study each continent in detail in order to offer a more in depth background for our studies of US history and geography.
This week we will discuss and practice lab safety. We will learn the tools available in a laboratory, and explore the scientific method in order to familiarize ourselves with the steps taken by scientists for scientific inquiry.
Reminders & Important Dates
August 28, 2018 Back to School Night 6:30 in Neglia Hall and school
August 29, 2018 First school Mass hosted by the sixth grade! (Dress Uniforms)
September 3rd, 2018 No School-Labor Day
September 11th, 2018 PTO meeting in the St. Peter’s library at 5:30pm
September 17th, 2018 2pm dismissal