January 27-31, 2020

Image result for catholic schools week 2020

A Note from Mrs. Ronald

Happy Catholic Schools Week! This will be a busy week filled with special activities to celebrate our wonderful community. Please see the schedule below.

Monday: Morning Prayer, School wide Rosary said at 10am: Kidz in Lidz charity for children with cancer. Students can bring a dollar to participate and wear their favorite hat all day.

Tuesday: Open House from 4pm-6pm

Wednesday: Mass and 1st and 2nd quarter awards ceremony

Thursday: Breakfast treats for parents during morning carpool drop off

Friday: Porkchop Productions will be performing for the students at 9:30am.

 

Please check the schedule to see if your child will be assisting with Honor Guard. If you cannot locate your copy, the schedule may be downloaded from Mrs. Grant’s classroom webpage: https://stpeterscatholicschool.org/newsletter/sixth-grade/

Have a wonderful week!

 

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue our study of the Beatitudes. I will collect the Religion notebooks to check in on how well the students understand the first four Beatitudes. We will then proceed to cover the fifth beatitude, Blessed are the merciful, for mercy shall be theirs, and the sixth beatitude, blessed are the pure in heart, for they will receive God. 

Literature

This week we will work on our F&P Testing and continue our study of the novel The Castle in the Attic. I have a class set of these books, so you do not need to buy your child a copy unless you would like to have one for use at home.We will continue reading and exploring how the story is developing. Students will recognize elements of rising action in chapters 5-7 this week as well as covering the points of view of the different characters in the story.

English

This week we will continue to focus on sentence structure and what constitutes a complete sentence. Students have been struggling with responding in complete sentences for some assignments, so we will review this concept before learning how to create different types of sentences to increase our sentence fluency and variation when we write.

Vocabulary

Due to the schedule changes with Catholic Schools week, we will not have a new vocabulary list this week. The next vocabulary list will go out next week. 

 

Mathematics

This week in math we will review Investigation #3 and Lessons 31-35 in our Saxon textbooks. We will take the Power Up and Cumulative Tests #7 on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The Power Up Test will be on subtraction. We will then have another review day, and students will take the second Benchmark Test on Thursday, January 30, 2020. If time allows on Friday, we will begin our Fourth investigation on finding fractional and decimal equivalents. 

For extra practice with place value, please check out the following links!

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/menus/place_value.htm

https://mrnussbaum.com/place-value-pirates-online-game

For extra practice with multiplication, fractions, and decimals;  please check out the following websites!

https://www.timestables.com/games/

https://www.mathplayground.com/grade_4_games.html

https://www.mathplayground.com/index_fractions.html

https://www.coolmathgames.com/

 

Social Studies

This week we will continue our discussion of the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern Colonies. Students will learn how the New England colonies expanded from the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay Colonies and what a town meeting was like.

Science

This week we have our magnet lab testing the effects of magnetic fields on ferrofluids in liquids of different viscosities. We will also wrap up our study of magnets and magnetism. The test for this unit will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Notebooks will also be due on Wednesday. 

 

 Important Dates

January 26, 2020 Catholic Schools Week celebration Mass at 9am in the Basilica

January 29, 2020 Catholic Schools Week awards ceremony after 8:30am Mass

February 3, 2020 No School – Teacher Inservice