February 19-23, 2018

A Note from Miss Geene

As we continue our Lenten journey this week, we will discuss fasting, almsgiving, and prayer. This week we will have no school on Monday because of President’s day.

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. Snack Shack has been going well and the students are having a great time selling the snacks and seeing the results of their hard work on the financial report! This week our Snack Shack managers are Corey Avila and Milton Cuapio. Parents remember we still have plenty of snacks already so do not spend more than $10-$15 on snacks. 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 how to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators. The test will be given on Tuesday, February 27. 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 the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents, and how to compute with percents. The Percent test will be given on Friday, February 23. 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:   We will begin our fourth novel, The Bronze Bow, which is a Historical Fiction novel about an eighteen-year-old Daniel bar Jamin who is a fierce, hotheaded young man bent on revenging his father’s death by forcing the Romans from his land of Israel. Daniel’s dislike for the Romans wanes only when he starts to hear the gentle lessons of the traveling carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth. We will discuss the development of the characters and the development of the plot.

We will discuss how to properly edit a research paper. The students will turn in their final draft on Tuesday, February 20th. Then, we will discuss how to write a good presentation. The students will be given time to work on their Washington DC presentations.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, February 23. The words are in the document below.

vocabulary22

6th Grade Religion: We will finish discussing the Major Prophets in the Old Testament. Then, we will begin discussing the Sacraments of Initiation.

6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing the characteristics of weather and weather patterns. We will discuss hazardous weather and how to stay safe during hazardous weather. The Weather test will be given on Thursday, February 22. Students can use the videos below to study.

6th Math: We will continue discussing how to add and subtract integers. There will be a quiz on adding and subtracting integers on Wednesday, February 21. Then, we will discuss how to multiply and divide by integers.

Reminders & Important Dates

February 19, 2018      No School

February 20, 2018           3rd nine weeks Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folder

February 21, 2018        School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

February 22, 2018         Sixth Grade Parent meeting in the St. Peter’s library beginning at 5:30pm to discuss the Washington, DC trip. At least one parent or guardian must attend for each student and all chaperones must attend.

Please share the videos below with your student.

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/101-videos/weather-101-sci-1?source=relatedvideo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NZz-EeveJ8

https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/ninonina.html