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.

vocabulary14

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.