August 27-31, 2018

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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

Religion

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.

Literature

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.

English

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.

Mathematics

We will discuss place value and practice ordering whole numbers.

Social Studies

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.

Science

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