February 18-22, 2019

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely, long weekend, and are ready to be back in classes on Tuesday. This week we have Martha Dunsky coming in to read aloud her book, Fire and Forgiveness: A Nun’s Truce with General Sherman.  She wrote this after being inspired by the history of St. Peter’s Church and School during the Civil War. Our very own Mrs. Wyrick is the illustrator for this story. Ms. Dunsky will be visiting on Thursday, February 21st at 10:30am, where she will read part of her book aloud to the students and then give a presentation in the library. I know the students will love hearing the story!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week will continue to explore and write about the the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Students will discuss what these mean and why they are important to us as Catholics. Students are working to write skits that demonstrate how we can fulfill each Corporal work of mercy in  our day-to-day lives.

Literature

This week we will complete our nonfiction unit. We have learned about different text features and how they assist us in our understanding and ease of reading various texts. This week, we will create our own nonfiction texts . We also have another reading log due this week! The focus of this log is upon dialog and its significance in story for the fiction side. For the non-fiction side, students must find an explain a quote from their reading. Please make sure that your child is taking the time to read both fiction and nonfiction texts. Our reading goal this week is 180 minutes over a minimum of 4 days.

English

This week we will continue our unit on pronouns. We will continue with object and possessive pronouns. Students will continue practicing how to diagram sentences with direct objects and subject complements.

Also this week we will complete our Unit 2 vocabulary with Word Sort 8. We will define these words, find antonyms for them, and use them with contextual accuracy in sentences. We will take our spelling test on Thursday, February 21, 2019, and we will take the vocabulary test on Friday, February 22, 2019.

Word Sort 8:

speaker, artist, historian, prisoner, director, Asian, librarian, survivor, creator, traveler, decorator, believer, vocalist, guardian, visitor, finalist, defender, specialist, inventor, attacker, terrorist, Australian, Christian, Egyptian

Mathematics

This week we will continue our unit with adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers. Students have already learned how to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with like denominators. They have also learned how to create mixed numbers from improper fractions. This week, students will extend their learning to include adding and subtracting numbers with unlike denominators. Please review the steps of these processes with the students and ensure that they are completing each step.  

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will continue the history portion of our study of Social Studies. 4th Grade concentrates on the history of America. Our focus this week will be upon the Middle and Southern colonies, their governments, practices, trades, etc.

Science

This week we will begin to explore electronic forces. Students will explore electric force and electric fields. Students will also learn the various charges and their scientific names. Students will compare what they have learned with electronic charges to what we learned with magnetic fields and poles. All of this will build into creating circuits.

Reminders & Important Dates

February 18 No School

February 26 Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folder

March 2 Angels in the Vista Auction for St. Peters at Seawell’s at 6:30pm

February 4-8, 2019

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

Dear Parents,

I sincerely apologize for the tardiness of this update! I have been experiencing technical difficulties, and the update would not post. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you or to your children.

We had a wonderful Catholic Schools week! All of the extra activities were fun and great for building our community. It was a great deal of fun, and we are happy to be back to our regular schedule this week.

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will review what we have learned about the Beatitudes and take our est on Thursday, February 7, 2019. We will then begin our unit on the Corporal and Spiritual works of mercy.

Literature

This week we will participate in a nonfiction unit. Specifically we will focus on the various text features and how they enhance our understanding of nonfiction texts. We also have another reading log due this week! Please make sure that your child is taking the time to read both fiction and nonfiction texts. Our reading goal this week is 160 minutes over a minimum of 4 days.

English

This week we will begin our unit on pronouns. We will begin with personal prounouns and how they are used. We will then progress to subject pronouns. Students will continue practicing how to diagram sentences with direct objects and subject complements.

Also this week we will continue our Unit 2 vocabulary with Word Sort 7. We will practice spelling these words, writing them in cursive, extending our understanding of how they are formed, etc. We will take our spelling test on Thursday, February 7, 2019, and we will take the vocabulary test on Friday, February 8, 2019.

Word Sort 7: studious, dangerous, humorous, poisonous, wasteful, vigorous, nervous, stressful, famous, wonderful, glorious, marvelous, cheerful, furious, outrageous, shameful, boastful, beautiful, successful, mountainous, envious, courageous, delightful, rebellious, scandalous

Mathematics

This week we will complete our current unit on Fractions. Students will comparing fractions and writing them in the correct order. They will also review how to express a fraction in its lowest terms and how to write mixed numbers.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will continue the history portion of our study of Social Studies. 4th Grade concentrates on the history of America. Our focus this week will be upon the Middle and Sourthern colonies, their governments, practices, trades, etc.

Science

This week we will continue our unit on Magnets. Students will explore electric force and electric fields. Students will also learn the various charges and their scientific names.

Reminders & Important Dates

February 5 Re-registration begins

February 6 School Mass (Mass Uniform)

February 12 5:30pm PTO meeting in Neglia Hall

February 18 No School

February 26 Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folder

March 2 Angels in the Vista Auction for St. Peters at Seawell’s at 6:30pm

January 21-25, 2019

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

I hope  you all enjoyed the long weekend! This Tuesday, January 22, report cards will be sent home in the Tuesday folder. Please review these with your child and discuss plans for his or her continued success. I am including 2 copies of the report card. Please sign and return the yellow copy in the envelope provided. The white copy is for your records. Have a wonderful week!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue to explore the Beatitudes. Students will put each Beatitude into language that is meaningful to them They will also read the source material for each Beatitude from the Bible and discuss how these continue to be relevant in today’s society.

Literature

This week we will continue to learn and write our own poetry. Students will practice creating acrostic, biographical, and cinquain poems as a  part of this week’s exploration.

English

This week we are completing our Unit 2 vocabulary with word sort 6. We will use each word with contextual accuracy according to its definition. The spelling test will be Thursday, January 24, 2019; and the vocabulary test will be Friday, January 25, 2019.

Word Sort 6: safe, safety, active, activity, minor, minority, festive, festivity, special, speciality, novel, novelty, loyal, loyalty, humid, humidity, casual, casualty, tranquil, tranquility, sensitive, sensitivity, certain, certainty.

Mathematics

This week we will continue our unit on Fractions. Students will practice finding equivalents for different fractions, as well as learning how to find the Greatest Common Factor (GCF), and how to express fractions in their lowest terms.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will continue the history portion of our study of Social Studies. 4th Grade concentrates on the history of America. Our focus this week will be discussing and learning about the geography of the colonies. In particular, students will focus upon the New England Colonies: their government, daily life, trade practices, etc.

Science

This week we will continue our unit on Magnets. Students will explore what makes a magnet, what will and will not be attracted to magnets, magnetic poles, and magnetic fields. Students will also learn the various uses of magnets and how to differentiate between them.

Reminders & Important Dates

January 22      Report Cards go home in the Tuesday folder

January 23    School Mass (Mass Uniform)

January 27-February 1      Catholic Schools Week

 

January 14-18, 2019

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

This week will be another busy one for fourth grade. This week we will continue our second round of MAP testing. Our testing schedule will be as follows, Monday, January 14, 2019 from 10:30-11:30am; and Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 11am-12pm. Please make sure that your child has plenty of sleep and a good breakfast before these tests. Thank you so much for your continued support!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue to explore the Beatitudes. Students will learn the meaning of each Beatitude and share ways in which they can put these Catholic ideals into practice in their own lives.

Literature

This week we will continue to learn about poetry. We will focus on different types of poems and their construction. Students will practice using their knowledge of figurative language to include in these poems.

English

This week we are continuing our Unit 2 vocabulary with word sort 6. We will practice writing these words, reviewing how suffixes can change the part of speech of the word and even the inflection of the word. Students will also practice finding and using synonyms and antonyms of these words as well as using the words correctly in context.

Word Sort 6: safe, safety, active, activity, minor, minority, festive, festivity, special, speciality, novel, novelty, loyal, loyalty, humid, humidity, casual, casualty, tranquil, tranquility, sensitive, sensitivity, certain, certainty.

Mathematics

This week we will begin our unit on Fractions. Students will learn the vocabulary for how to read a fraction, learn how to order them on a number line, and practice finding equivalents for different fractions.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will continue the history portion of our study of Social Studies. 4th Grade concentrates on the history of America. Our focus this week will be discussing and learning about the different settlements of various countries that became the original 13 colonies. There will be a test on Thursday, January 17, 2019 on the settlements of Jamestown & Roanoke, Plymouth & Massachusetts Bay Colonies, and the French and Dutch Colonies.

Science

This week we will continue our unit on Magnets. Students will explore what makes a magnet, what will and will not be attracted to magnets, magnetic poles, and magnetic fields. Students will also learn the various uses of magnets and how to differentiate between them.

Reminders & Important Dates

January 14th    2pm dismissal

January 18th    Teacher In-service day

January 21st    No School

January 27-February 1      Catholic Schools Week

January 7-11, 2019

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Note from Mrs. Ronald

Welcome back! I hope that you all had a magnificent Christmas break and enjoyed celebrating the feast of the Epiphany yesterday. This week we will be starting our second round of MAP testing. Our testing schedule will be as follows, Monday, January 7, 2019 from 1-2pm; Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 11am-12pm; Monday, January 14, 2019 from 10:30-11:30am; and Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 11am-12pm. Please make sure that your child has plenty of sleep and a good breakfast before these tests.

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will explore the Beatitudes. Students will learn the meaning of each Beatitude and share ways in which they can put these Catholic ideals into practice in their own lives.

Literature

This week we will continue to learn about poetry and the different aspects of it. Students will learn how to recognize figurative language and use it in their own personal writing. Students will also begin to learn different forms of poetry.

English

This week we are beginning our Unit 2 vocabulary with word sort 6. We will practice writing these words, reviewing how suffixes can change the part of speech of the word and even the inflection of the word. Students will also practice finding and using synonyms and antonyms of these words as well as using the words correctly in context.

Word Sort 6: safe, safety, active, activity, minor, minority, festive, festivity, special, speciality, novel, novelty, loyal, loyalty, humid, humidity, casual, casualty, tranquil, tranquility, sensitive, sensitivity, certain, certainty.

Mathematics

This week we will complete our unit on division and review for the Chapter 5 Test. The test will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 The test will include vocabulary associated with division, prime and composite numbers, dividing 1-4 digit numbers by 1-digit numbers, story problems, and how to find the mean of a data set.  

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will begin the history portion of our study of Social Studies. 4th Grade concentrates on the history of America. Our focus this week will be the settlements of different countries that became the original 13 colonies.

Science

This week we will continue our unit on Magnets. Students will explore what makes a magnet, what will and will not be attracted to magnets, magnetic poles, and magnetic fields.

Reminders & Important Dates

January 8th      PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

January 9th      School Mass (Mass Uniform)

January 14th    2pm dismissal

January 18th    Teacher In-service day

January 21st    No School

January 27-February 1      Catholic Schools Week

December 10-14, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

As this is the second week of Advent, we are all continuing to focus on strengthening our relationships with God. This will be another  busy week for 4th grade. On Monday, December 10, we have our field trip to see Pinocchio Jr.  at Cardinal Newman, and it is also a 2pm dismissal. On Friday of this week we will begin our practice for our Christmas program, which will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Also, if you plan on beginning your holiday before December 20, please make sure to send written notice to our front office. Happy advent, and have a peaceful week!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue our study of the Liturgical calendar with the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Students will learn what readings we explore at Mass during these seasons, they will also write their own Advent prayers of preparation. In addition to broadening our knowledge of the liturgical calendar, we will also celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Literature

This week we will continue to learn about poetry and the different aspects of it. Students will not only learn how to recognize rhyme scheme, meter, and line, but they will also practice writing their own poems that use these elements.

English

This week we are continuing to participate in a review of all the Unit 1 Vocabulary. This includes all the words for word sorts 1-5. We will practice writing these words, reviewing how suffixes can change the part of speech of the word, and how prefixes change the meaning of the word. Students will also practice finding and using synonyms and antonyms of these words as well as using the words correctly in context. Students will review these words and take a review test on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Word Sort 1: kinder, kindest, earlier, earliest, stranger, strangest, emptier, emptiest, cleaner, cleanest, quieter, quietest, trickier, trickiest, crummier, crummiest, harsher, harshest, shinier, shiniest, murkier, murkiest, fancier, fanciest

Word Sort 2: swampy, silently, merrily, squirmy, velvety, rapidly, secretly, greedily, squeaky, seriously, fluently, hastily, wealthy, skinny, eagerly, readily, scratchy, generously, shaggy, politely, silvery, briefly, spotty, bravely

Word Sort 3: payment, breathless, laziness, powerlessness, replacement, priceless, blindness, flawless, employment, punishment, dizziness, thoughtless, tactless, agreement, friendliness, politeness, fruitless, amusement, government, emptiness, saltiness, colorless, fearlessness, recklessness

Word Sort 4: disease, informal, untidy, disrespect, indirect, misbehave, undress, invisible, mistrust, dishonest, insincere, disorder, misspell, uneasy, discourage, misleading, infrequent, unaware, disbelief, misfortune, unknown, unfasten, inexpensive, disconnect.

Word Sort 5: posttest, retaken, afternoon, prehistoric, reconsider, foreman, foretell, prefix, react, postdate, aftertaste, prewar, forefathers, reclaim, prepositions, postwar, postseason, reruns, forethought, return, preseason, replay, foresight, afterthought, reappear

We will continue to develop our knowledge of the of sentences by learning how to build stronger sentences using nouns of differing types.

Mathematics

This week we will review vocabulary associated with division. Students have learned how to estimate a quotient and will continue practicing how to find 1-3 digit quotients.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will complete our state projects and poster presentations. The  final test on regions, states, and capitals is on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. To assist your child with this, they have been given lyrics to “Wakko’s America” which includes a song about the 50 states and their capitals.   Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSvJ9SN8THE

Science

This week we will begin our new unit on Light as Energy. Students will explore how light is produced and how the human eye perceives light.

Reminders & Important Dates

December 10th    Field trip to see Pinocchio, Jr. at Cardinal Newman and 2pm dismissal

December 17th        1:30pm Strength and Movement Presentation in Neglia Hall

December 18th      Christmas Music Program in the Church at 7pm. Students must report to Neglia Hall by 6:30pm

December 20th    11:30am dismissal

December 21-January 2 Christmas Break

January 3rd          School resumes

December 3-7, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

As this is the first week of Advent, we are all focusing on strengthening our relationships with God. This will be a busy week for 4th grade. Tomorrow, December 4th, progress reports will go home in the Tuesday folder. Please review these with your child and discuss their goals for improvement. We will also have a field trip to the Koger Center for the ballet on Friday, December 7th. Please make sure your child is at school promptly at 8am. Have a great week!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue our study of the Liturgical calendar with the beginning of the season of Advent. Students will explore different ways in which we can prepare ourselves to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and how we can share his light with those around us. Also this week, we will celebrate the feast day of St. Nicholas and explore why we celebrate the Immaculate conception of Mary.

Literature

The final projects for The One and Only Ivan are due Monday, December 3, 2018.  Students will present these to the class, and then we will spend the rest of our week studying the different aspects of poetry including rhyme scheme, meter, and line.

English

This week we will participate in a review of all the Unit 1 Vocabulary. This includes all the words for word sorts 1-5. We will practice writing these words, reviewing how suffixes can change the part of speech of the word, and how prefixes change the meaning of the word. Students will also practice finding and using synonyms and antonyms of these words as well as using the words correctly in context. Students will review these words and take a review test on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Word Sort 1: kinder, kindest, earlier, earliest, stranger, strangest, emptier, emptiest, cleaner, cleanest, quieter, quietest, trickier, trickiest, crummier, crummiest, harsher, harshest, shinier, shiniest, murkier, murkiest, fancier, fanciest

Word Sort 2: swampy, silently, merrily, squirmy, velvety, rapidly, secretly, greedily, squeaky, seriously, fluently, hastily, wealthy, skinny, eagerly, readily, scratchy, generously, shaggy, politely, silvery, briefly, spotty, bravely

Word Sort 3: payment, breathless, laziness, powerlessness, replacement, priceless, blindness, flawless, employment, punishment, dizziness, thoughtless, tactless, agreement, friendliness, politeness, fruitless, amusement, government, emptiness, saltiness, colorless, fearlessness, recklessness

Word Sort 4: disease, informal, untidy, disrespect, indirect, misbehave, undress, invisible, mistrust, dishonest, insincere, disorder, misspell, uneasy, discourage, misleading, infrequent, unaware, disbelief, misfortune, unknown, unfasten, inexpensive, disconnect.

Word Sort 5: posttest, retaken, afternoon, prehistoric, reconsider, foreman, foretell, prefix, react, postdate, aftertaste, prewar, forefathers, reclaim, prepositions, postwar, postseason, reruns, forethought, return, preseason, replay, foresight, afterthought, reappear

We will continue to develop our knowledge of the of sentences by learning how to build stronger sentences using nouns of differing types.

Mathematics

This week we will review vocabulary associated with division. Students will practice working with factors in prime and composite numbers.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will complete and present our state profile projects and posters. These are due Friday, December 7, 2018. Also, please continue to work with your student on the location of each state and its capital. There will be a final regional test on regions, states, and capitals on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. To assist your child with this, they have been given lyrics to “Wakko’s America” which includes a song about the 50 states and their capitals.   Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSvJ9SN8THE

Science

This week we will take our final test on Energy sources. We will review this week and the final test will be on Friday, December 7, 2018.

Reminders & Important Dates

December 4th        Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folder

December 7th Field Trip to see Scrooge at the Koger Center at 8am

December 8th      Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 10th    Field trip to see Pinocchio, Jr. at Cardinal Newman and 2pm dismissal

December 17th        1:30pm Strength and Movement Presentation in Neglia Hall

December 18th      Christmas Music Program in the Church at 7pm. Students must report to Neglia Hall by 6:30pm

December 20th    11:30am dismissal

December 21-January 2 Christmas Break

January 3rd          School resumes

 

 

 

November 26-30, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

Welcome back from Thanksgiving break! I hope that you all had a wonderful and blessed time celebrating everything for which you are grateful.

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will begin our study of the Liturgical calendar of the Church. Within this unit, we will explore how this calendar influences and impacts the Mass and how it is said. We will also continue to explore the bible and how it is an integral part of our Catholic heritage.

Literature

We will continue to work on our final projects for The One and Only Ivan. Projects will be due to Mrs. Ronald no later than Monday, December 3, 2018. This week we will also begin our unit on Poetry. Students will learn the different aspects of poetry and what it takes to write different types of poems.  

English

This week we will continue the vocabulary for word sort 5. We shall practice using these words correctly in context.We will have our Vocabulary test on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Following  this, we will participate in a review unit on the past 5 word sorts.

Word Sort 5:

Posttest, retaken, afternoon, prehistoric, reconsider, foreman, foretell, prefix, react, postdate, aftertaste, prewar, forefathers, reclaim, prepositions, postwar, postseason, reruns, forethought, return, preseason, replay, foresight, afterthought, reappear

We will continue to develop our knowledge of the of sentences by learning how to build stronger sentences using nouns of differing types.

Mathematics

This week we will review vocabulary associated with division. Students will practice working with factors in prime and composite numbers.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will complete our final unit on the 5 regions in the United States. Students will take a quiz on the Western region on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. We will then begin our individual State Reports. Please continue to work with your student on the location of each state and its capital. There will be a final regional test on regions, states, and capitals next week. To assist your child with this, they have been given lyrics to “Wakko’s America” which includes a song about the 50 states and their capitals.   Here is the link:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSvJ9SN8THE

Science

This week we will complete our study of Energy sources in science. Topics explored will include sources of renewable energy, and the pros and cons of using each type of  energy source. We will also explore the value of energy conservation.

Reminders & Important Dates

November 28th      School Mass (Mass Uniform)

December 4th        Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folder

December 7th Field Trip to see Scrooge at the Koger Center at 8am

December 8th      Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 10th    Field trip to see Pinocchio, Jr. at Cardinal Newman and 2pm dismissal

December 17th        1:30pm Strength and Movement Presentation in Neglia Hall

December 18th      Christmas Music Program in the Church at 7pm. Students must report to Neglia Hall by 6:30pm

December 20th    11:30am dismissal

December 21-January 2 Christmas Break

January 3rd          School resumes

November 19-20, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

It’s hard to believe that this week will be Thanksgiving! Here at St. Peter’s, we have so much for which to be thankful. We have wonderful students, supportive families, and the joy of learning to live and love one another as Jesus commands. God bless you all and have a happy Thanksgiving!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will complete our study of Patron Saints in the Catholic Church. Students have been researching specific patron saints, and will finish presenting their finished projects to the class on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Literature

We have completed reading “The One and Only Ivan” and will begin the final projects for the book this week.

English

This week we will continue the vocabulary for word sort 5. We shall practice spelling and using these words correctly in context.We will have our Spelling test on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. The vocabulary test will be scheduled upon our return from the Thanksgiving break.

Word Sort 5:

Posttest, retaken, afternoon, prehistoric, reconsider, foreman, foretell, prefix, react, postdate, aftertaste, prewar, forefathers, reclaim, prepositions, postwar, postseason, reruns, forethought, return, preseason, replay, foresight, afterthought, reappear

We will continue to develop our knowledge of the of sentences by learning how to compose compound sentences and how to correct run-on sentences and fragments.

Mathematics

This week we will review our knowledge of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing by solving story problems. Students will also review basic concepts of division as we prepare to begin our unit on dividing.  Please continue to practice the times tables up to factors of 12 in order to help develop your student’s fluency.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will continue our unit on the 5 regions in the United States. Last week we explored the Western region’s climate, landforms, important landmarks, and other important features. Students will take a quiz on this region on Tuesday, November 28, 2018. We will then complete our study of the 5 US regions with our final test on states and capitals.

Science

This week we will to complete our study of Energy sources in science. Topics explored will include sources of renewable energy, and the pros and cons of using each type of  energy source. We will also explore the value of energy conservation.

Reminders & Important Dates

November 21st-23rd   Thanksgiving Break

November 28th      School Mass (Mass Uniform)

December 4th        Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folder

December 7th Field Trip to see Scrooge at the Koger Center at 8am

December 8th      Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 10th    Field trip to see Pinocchio, Jr. at Cardinal Newman and 2pm dismissal

December 17th        1:30pm Strength and Movement Presentation in Neglia Hall

December 18th      Christmas Music Program in the Church at 7pm. Students must report to Neglia Hall by 6:30pm

December 20th    11:30am dismissal

December 21-January 2 Christmas Break

January 3rd          School resumes

 

 

November 12-16, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

This week is a busy one! We will attend the Veteran’s Day Parade on Monday, and there will also be a 2pm dismissal. On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, we will have our monthly PTO meeting. I hope to see you all there! We also have a lot going on in class this week, so please read carefully.

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue our study of Patron Saints in the Catholic Church. Each student has been researching a specific patron saint, and will present a finished the finished project to the class on Friday, November 16, 2018.

Literature

We have completed reading “The One and Only Ivan” and will take our final test and begin the final projects for the book this week.

English

This week we will begin the vocabulary for word sort 5. We shall practice spelling and using these words correctly in context all week. Depending on how students progress with the spelling and vocabulary of these words, our tentative spelling and vocabulary test date will be Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Word Sort 5:

Posttest, retaken, afternoon, prehistoric, reconsider, foreman, foretell, prefix, react, postdate, aftertaste, prewar, forefathers, reclaim, prepositions, postwar, postseason, reruns, forethought, return, preseason, replay, foresight, afterthought, reappear

We will continue to develop our knowledge of the of sentences by learning how to compose compound sentences and how to correct run-on sentences and fragments.

Mathematics

This week we continue our study of multiplication of two-digit numbers with regrouping. We will work our way up to three-digit numbers this week as well.  Please practice the times tables up to factors of 9 in order to help develop your student’s fluency with the math.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will continue our unit on the 5 regions in the United States. Last week we explored the Southwestern region’s climate, landforms, important landmarks, and other important features. Students will take a quiz on this region on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. We will then continue our study of the US regions by progressing to the Western Region.

Science

This week we will attempt to complete our study of Energy sources in science. Topics explored will include sources of renewable energy, and the pros and cons of using each type of  energy source. We will also explore the value of energy conservation.

Reminders & Important Dates

November 12th   Field Trip to the Veteran’s Day Parade and 2pm dismissal

November 13th   PTO Meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

November 15th   National Day of Appreciation for Catholic School Principals

November 21st-23rd   Thanksgiving Break