Summer 2019 Reading Assignment and Sixth Grade Supply List

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to your son or daughter for successfully completing 5th grade. I am certain that each of them will be successful next year as well.

The summer reading list is enclosed with your child’s report card. I have chosen four possible novels for the students. They are to choose two of them to read this summer. All students are required to read at least two novels this summer. Attached is a list of the novels from which they may make their selections. In addition to the choice of books, students have a choice of activities for follow up. They are listed with the summaries of each book. The completed project will be due by the end of the first FULL week of school. These activities will be graded and averaged into the first quarter reading grade. Please remember to remind your child to complete their summer reading neatly. They may use the computer to type up their project or write it with their best cursive handwriting. I look forward to seeing their project in August.

I have also posted this letter on my school blog for you to access all summer long if needed. Feel free to email me at rgrant@stpeterscatholicschool.org, if you have questions. I will be checking my email over the summer months from time to time. Have a great summer and happy reading!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Grant

Summer Reading for Rising Sixth Graders

Read TWO of these books and do ONE of the listed activities for ONE book. Work is due the first full week of school.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

The story begins in Berlin 1942. When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches alongside as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance. But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides he must explore his new home. While exploring, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different than his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.

The Clone Codes by The McKissacks

In the year 2170 an underground abolitionist movement fights for the freedom of cyborgs and clones, who are treated no better than slaves. The Cyborg Wars are over and Earth has peacefully prospered for more than one hundred years. Yet sometimes history must repeat itself until humanity learns from its mistakes. Thirteen-year-old Leanna’s entire life is thrown into chaos when The World Federation of Nations discovers her mom is part of the radical Liberty Bell Movement.

Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez

Apolonia “Lina” Flores is a sock enthusiast, a volleyball player, a science lover, and a girl who’s just looking for answers. Even though her house is crammed full of books, she’s having trouble figuring out some very big questions, like why her dad seems to care about books more than her, why her best friend’s divorced mom is obsessed with making cascarones (hollowed eggshells filled with colorful confetti), and, most of all, why her mom died last year. Like colors in cascarones, Lina’s life is a rainbow of people, interests, and unexpected changes.

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephants and sea birds abound. Once, Indians also lived on the island. And when they left and sailed to the east, one young girl was left behind. This is the story of Karana, the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Year after year, she watched one season pass into another and waited for a ship to take her away. But while she waited, she kept herself alive by building shelter, making weapons, finding food, and fighting her enemies, the wild dogs. It is not only an unusual adventure of survival, but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery.

Projects (Chose ONE for ONE book you read)

  • Book Timeline: Use complete sentences and pictures to illustrate 10 important events from the novel. Each event should include a paragraph, with correct spelling and grammar, describing what happened and how it affected the characters in the story. Dates should be written, if known. Remember to include the title and author on the top of your timeline.
  • Book as a Movie Project: Write a 3-5 page script as if you were producing the movie for the book. Include all characters and who you would use to play each character. Use complete sentences and at least 15 important events from the book. Accompanying your script, you must have an illustrated (must be drawn and not a copy of the cover of the book) movie poster that promotes your movie.
  • Letter Exchange Project: Write a series letters between you and a character from the story, or between two characters of the story. You will need to write six letters altogether: three from you to the character in your book and three from the character back to you. Include a cover page with the title, author and an illustration. Each letter should be about a page long. In your letters, ask the character questions that have to do with the character’s life and the story. Have the character answer the questions in his or her letters back to you. Write about things that you find interesting, things that you and the character have in common, or events from the novel.
  • Graphic Novel Project: Write a graphic novel (comic strip style) of the book by using 10 important events. The front cover should include the title of the book, name of the author (your name), and a large picture of an important scene. The pages should tell the story in frames with pictures (which are drawn and colored), captions and thought and speech bubbles. Use correct spelling and grammar.

Student Supply List for Rising Sixth Graders 2019-2020

  • Loose leaf paper (on going necessity)
  • 1 ream of copy paper
  • 4 very large “stretchable” book covers
  • 6 spiral or composition notebooks for Math, Reading, Religion, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies
  • A 1-inch binder for Spanish
  • 1 pencil pouch (preferably the soft kind)
  • 1 foot-long ruler with inches on one side and centimeters on the other
  • #2 pencils (on going necessity)
  • eraser tops (on going necessity)
  • blue pens and red pens
  • 1 box of crayons or colored pencils (16 or 24)
  • 2 yellow highlighters (one for homeroom and one for your travel bag)
  • 2 boxes of tissues (we may need more depending on cold/flu season and allergies)
  • 1 Clorox or Lysol wet wipe dispenser
  • 1 pack of EXPO markers (these can be different colors)
  • 1 sturdy cloth bag to carry books in from class to class
  • 7 folders for Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Reading, Religion, and Guidance.

Please label all your child’s belongings

Week of May 20-24, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

            I can’t believe this is our last full week of school?! This week we will have the May Crowning and Rosary on Monday at 8:30am in the church. Then, on Friday, we will have field day.

            We are done with Snack Shack. Thank you for all your support for Snack Shack this year! I know the students loved managing Snack Shack.

            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!

This Week in Class

Fifth Grade:

Math: We will continue discussing metric and customary units of measure. We will also be reviewing all the skills we have learned this year. 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

Science: We will continue discussing the relationship between Earth, the moon, and the sun. Students can use the videos below to help them study.

Social Studies: We will continue talking about WWII and the leaders during that time.  

Sixth Grade:

Math: We will review equations and inequalities. The students will also be reviewing all the skills they have learned this year. 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

Science: We will continue discussing climate and the different biomes on Earth. Students can use the videos below to study.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the culture of Ancient Greece.       

Reminders & Important Dates

May 13          2pm dismissal

May 20           May Procession and Rosary at 8:30am in the church

May 22             School Mass (Mass Uniform)

May 24           Field Day

May 27           No School

May 29            6th grade Graduation at 8:30am

Please share the videos below with your student.

Sixth Grade:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/climate-weather-sci

Fifth Grade:

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/measurement/units-of-measurement.htm

May 13-17, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

Can you believe we only have about three weeks left of school?! This week we have a 2pm dismissal on Monday and the PTO Family Picnic on Friday at 5:30pm. The PTO family picnic will have games, a used book sale, a used uniform sale, food, and more! I look forward to seeing you and your families Friday evening.

            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 is our final week of Snack Shack and Mercedes Rush and Joseph Hauk will be the Snack Shack managers. Parents remember we still have plenty of snacks already so do not spend more than $5-$10 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!

This Week in Class

Fifth Grade:

Math: We will continue discussing metric and customary units of measure. 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

Science: We will continue discussing the relationship between Earth, the moon, and the sun. We will talk about the lunar phases and solar and lunar eclipses. Students can use the videos below to help them study.

Social Studies: We will begin talking about WWII and the leaders during that time.  

Sixth Grade:

Math: We will begin talking about solving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division inequalities. 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

Science: We will continue discussing climate and the different biomes on Earth. Students can use the videos below to study.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the culture of Ancient Greece.

6th Grade Spelling and Vocabulary: The list is below. The test will be given on Friday, May 17th.  

Reminders & Important Dates

May 13          2pm dismissal

May 15             School Mass (Mass Uniform)

May 17           5:30pm PTO Family Picnic

May 20           May Procession and Rosary at 8:30am in the church

May 24           Field Day

May 27           No School

May 29            6th grade Graduation at 8:30am

Please share the videos below with your student.

Sixth Grade:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/climate-weather-sci

Fifth Grade:

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/measurement/units-of-measurement.htm

May 6-10, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

This week the Sixth grade will spend Monday through Wednesday with Miss Boron as I take the 5th grade to Starbase. Then, on Thursday, we will have our Music Practice for the Spring Music Program on Thursday night at 7pm. Music Practice will be at the USC Band Hall. Please have your child at the USC Band Hall by 6:30pm that evening. I know the students have been working hard and are excited to show you what they have learned in Music during the Spring Semester!

            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 Micah Austin and Danny Cox will be the Snack Shack managers. Parents remember we still have plenty of snacks already so do not spend more than $5-$10 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!

This Week in Class

Fifth Grade:

Math: We will continue discussing metric and customary units of measure. 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

Science: We will continue discussing the relationship between Earth, the moon, and the sun. We will talk about the lunar phases and solar and lunar eclipses. Students can use the videos below to help them study.

Social Studies: We will begin talking about WWII and the leaders during that time.  

Sixth Grade:

Math: We will begin talking about solving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division inequalities. 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

Science: We will continue discussing climate and the different biomes on Earth. Students can use the videos below to study.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the culture of Ancient Greece.

6th Grade Spelling and Vocabulary: The list is below. The test will be given on Friday, May 17th.  

Reminders & Important Dates

May 8             School Mass (Mass Uniform)

May 9            Spring Music Performance at 7pm. Students must report by 6:30pm.

May 13          2pm dismissal

May 17           5:30pm PTO Family Picnic

May 20           May Procession and Rosary at 8:30am in the church

May 24           Field Day

May 27           No School

May 29            6th grade Graduation at 8:30am

Please share the videos below with your student.

Sixth Grade:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/climate-weather-sci

Fifth Grade:

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/measurement/units-of-measurement.htm

April 29-May 3, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

This week our 4th quarter Progress Reports will go home on Tuesday, April 30th. Please review these with your student to help make these last weeks we have together their strongest yet! The students will also be taking the last MAP tests for the year. Here is the schedule for 6th grade:

Monday: Language   9:30-10:30am

Tuesday: Reading     8:30-9:30am

Wednesday: Math    9:30-10:30am

Thursday: Science    8:30-9:30am

            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 Heyward Blakely and Jermaine Johnson will be the Snack Shack managers. Parents remember we still have plenty of snacks already so do not spend more than $5-$10 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!

This Week in Class

Fifth Grade:

Math: We will continue discussing metric and customary units of measure. 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

Science: We will continue discussing the relationship between Earth, the moon, and the sun. We will talk about the lunar phases and solar and lunar eclipses. Students can use the videos below to help them study.

Social Studies: We will continue talking about the 1920s and the Great Depression. The test will be given on Thursday, May 2nd.

Sixth Grade:

Math: We will continue talking about solving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division equations. We will discuss how write equations from real world problems. 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

Science: We will begin discussing climate and the different biomes on Earth. Students can use the videos below to study.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the culture of Ancient China. The test on Ancient India and Ancient China will be given on Tuesday, April 30th. Then, we will begin discussing Ancient Greece.

6th Grade Spelling and Vocabulary: The list is below. The test will be given on Friday, May 3rd.

Reminders & Important Dates

April 30          4th quarter Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday Folder

May 1             School Mass (Mass Uniform)

May 9            Spring Music Performance at 7pm. Students must report by 6:30pm.

May 13          2pm dismissal

May 17           5:30pm PTO Family Picnic

May 20           May Procession and Rosary at 8:30am in the church

May 24           Field Day

May 27           No School

May 29            6th grade Graduation at 8:30am

Please share the videos below with your student.

Sixth Grade:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/climate-weather-sci

Fifth Grade:

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/measurement/units-of-measurement.htm

April 22-26, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a relaxing Easter Break! This week we will also have our last Junior Achievement class. During the lesson, students will learn that life involves risk and that insurance and personal responsibility help to reduce the financial consequences of loss or injury. The students will have Junior Achievement on Friday morning at 11am.

            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 Danny Cox and Micah Austin will be the Snack Shack managers. Parents remember we still have plenty of snacks already so do not spend more than $5-$10 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!

This Week in Class

Fifth Grade:

Math: We will begin discussing customary units of measure. 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

Science: We will continue discussing the relationship between Earth, the moon, and the sun. We will talk about the seasons and the lunar phases. Students can use the videos below to help them study.

Social Studies: We will continue talking about the 1920s and the Great Depression. The test will be given on Thursday, April 25th.

Sixth Grade:

Math: We will continue talking about solving addition and subtraction equations. We will discuss how to multiply and divide equations. 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

Science: We will continue discussing weather and the factors that help us predict weather. We will talk about hazardous weather. The Weather test will be given on Tuesday, April 30th. Students can use the videos below to study.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the culture of Ancient China. The test on Ancient India and Ancient China will be given on Thursday, April 25th.

6th Grade Spelling and Vocabulary: The list is below. The test will be given on Friday, May 3rd.

Reminders & Important Dates

April 13-22     Spring Break

April 23        School Mass (Mass Uniform)

April 30          4th quarter Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday Folder

Please share the videos below with your student.

Sixth Grade:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/101-videos/weather-101-sci-1?source=relatedvideo
https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/ninonina.html

Fifth Grade:

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/measurement/units-of-measurement.htm

April 8-12, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

During this short week, we have a 2pm dismissal on Monday. Then, on Tuesday, we have our last PTO meeting at 5:30pm in Neglia Hall. Finally, on Friday, we have our Lenten Retreat day, which is a 11:30am dismissal. 

We will also have our fifth Junior Achievement class. During the lesson, students will examine how a credit score is determined and learn about the consequences of a positive and negative credit report. The students will have Junior Achievement on Tuesday morning at 8:30am.

            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! We will not have Snack Shack this week. Parents remember we still have plenty of snacks already so do not spend more than $5-$10 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!

This Week in Class

Fifth Grade:

Math: We will continue talking about the relationship between percents, fractions, and decimals. We will also discuss how to solve for the percent of a number. The test will be given on Thursday, April 11th. 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

Science: We will begin discussing the relationship between Earth, the moon, and the sun. We will talk about gravity and the seasons. Students can use the videos below to help them study.

Social Studies: We will continue talking about the 1920s and the Great Depression.

Sixth Grade:

Math: We will continue talking about solving addition and subtraction equations. 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

Science: We will continue discussing weather and the factors that help us predict weather. The Weather test will be given on Thursday, April 11th. Students can use the videos below to study.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the culture of Ancient China. The test on Ancient India and Ancient China will be given on Thursday, April 25th.

6th Grade Spelling and Vocabulary: The list is below. The test will be given on Thursday, April 11th.

Reminders & Important Dates

April 8          2pm dismissal

April 9            PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

April 10        School Mass (Mass Uniform)

April 12          11:30am dismissal      Lenten Retreat Day!

April 13-22     Spring Break

April 30          4th quarter Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday Folder

Please share the videos below with your student.

Sixth Grade:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/101-videos/weather-101-sci-1?source=relatedvideo
https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/ninonina.html

Fifth Grade:

Week of April 1-5, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

During this week, we will continue to celebrate the Lenten season. As we continue our Lenten journey this week, we will discuss fasting, almsgiving, and prayer.

We will also have our fourth Junior Achievement class. Junior Achievement uses hands-on activities to help students understand how a business is run and how businesses in the United States affect the economy of the country and the world.  It is a good complement to our Business unit from the beginning of the year because it focuses on a variety of businesses each with a different service or product. The students will have Junior Achievement on Friday morning at 11am.

            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 mangers will be Joseph Hauk and Heyward Blakely. Parents remember we still have plenty of snacks already so do not spend more than $5-$10 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!

This Week in Class

Fifth Grade:

Math: We will continue talking about the relationship between percents, fractions, and decimals. We will also discuss how to solve for the percent of a number. 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

Science: We will continue discussing animal and plant biomes. Then, we will talk about the food web and invasive species. The students will complete their invasive species project in class. Students can use the videos below to help them study.

Social Studies: We will begin talking about the 1920s and the Great Depression.

Sixth Grade:

Math: We will continue talking about integers and how to add, subtract, multiply and divide integers. The Integers Test will be given on Thursday, April 4th. Then, we will begin discussing equations. 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

Science: We will continue discussing weather and the factors that help us predict weather. A quiz will be given on Wednesday, April 3rd. Students can use the videos below to study.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the culture of Ancient India. There will be a quiz on Ancient India on Friday, April 5th.

6th Grade Spelling and Vocabulary: The list is below. The test will be given on Thursday, April 11th.

Reminders & Important Dates

April 3        School Mass (Mass Uniform)

April 8          2pm dismissal

April 9            PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

April 12          11:30am dismissal      Lenten Retreat Day!

April 13-22     Spring Break

April 30          4th quarter Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday Folder

Please share the videos below with your student.

Sixth Grade:

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

Fifth Grade:

March 25-29, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

During this week, we will continue to celebrate the Lenten season. As we continue our Lenten journey this week, we will discuss fasting, almsgiving, and prayer.

The students will also be receiving their third quarter report cards. Please review these with your child and discuss how they can improve for the last quarter.

We will also have our third Junior Achievement class. Junior Achievement uses hands-on activities to help students understand how a business is run and how businesses in the United States affect the economy of the country and the world.  It is a good complement to our Business unit from the beginning of the year because it focuses on a variety of businesses each with a different service or product. The students will have Junior Achievement on Friday morning at 11am.

            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 mangers will be Jermaine Johnson and Danny Cox. Parents remember we still have plenty of snacks already so do not spend more than $5-$10 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!

This Week in Class

Fifth Grade:

Math: We will continue order of operations and exponents. The Order of Operations test will be given on Tuesday, March 27th. Then, we will begin talking about percent.  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

Science: We will continue discussing animal and plant biomes. Then, we will talk about the food web and invasive species. Students can use the videos below to help them study.

Social Studies: We will begin talking about the 1920s and the Great Depression.

Sixth Grade:

Math: We will continue talking about integers and how to add and subtract integers. There will be a quiz on Tuesday, March 27th. Then, we will discuss how to multiply and divide integers. 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

Science: We will continue discussing weather and the factors that help us predict weather. A quiz will be given on Wednesday, March 27th. Students can use the videos below to study.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the culture of Ancient India.

6th Grade Spelling and Vocabulary: The list is below. The test will be given on Friday, March 29th.

Reminders & Important Dates

March 26       3rd Quarter Report Cards go home in the Tuesday Folders

March 27        School Mass (Mass Uniform)

April 8          2pm dismissal

April 9            PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

April 12          11:30am dismissal      Lenten Retreat Day!

April 13-22     Spring Break

April 30          4th quarter Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday Folder

Please share the videos below with your student.

Sixth Grade:

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

Week of March 18-22, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

During this week, we will continue to celebrate the Lenten season. As we continue our Lenten journey this week, we will discuss fasting, almsgiving, and prayer.

This week we will have a 2pm dismissal on Monday. We will also have our second Junior Achievement class. Junior Achievement uses hands-on activities to help students understand how a business is run and how businesses in the United States affect the economy of the country and the world.  It is a good complement to our Business unit from the beginning of the year because it focuses on a variety of businesses each with a different service or product. The students will have Junior Achievement on Friday morning at 11am.

            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 mangers will be Mercedes Rush and Heyward Blakely. Parents remember we still have plenty of snacks already so do not spend more than $5-$10 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!

This Week in Class

Fifth Grade:

Math: We will continue order of operations and exponents. The Order of Operations test will be given on Tuesday, March 27th. 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

Science: We will continue discussing animal and plant biomes. The students will take a quiz on Tuesday, March 19th. Then, we will talk about the food web and invasive species. Students can use the videos below to help them study.

Social Studies: We will continue talking about the events that caused WWI and some of the major battles. The students will take the test on Friday, March 22nd.

Sixth Grade:

Math: We will begin talking about integers and how to add and subtract integers. There will be a quiz on Tuesday, March 27th. 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

Science: We will continue discussing weather and the factors that help us predict weather. A quiz will be given on Wednesday, March 20th. Students can use the videos below to study.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the culture of the Phoenicians and the Israelites. The test will be given on Friday, March 22nd.

6th Grade Spelling and Vocabulary: The list is below. The test will be given on Friday, March 29th.

Reminders & Important Dates

March 18      2pm dismissal

March 20        School Mass (Mass Uniform)

March 26       3rd Quarter Report Cards

April 8          2pm dismissal

April 9            PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

April 12          11:30am dismissal

April 13-22     Spring Break

April 30          4th quarter Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday Folder

Please share the videos below with your student.

Sixth Grade:

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