October 2-6

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A Note From Mrs. Roy

It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through our first quarter! Progress reports will go out in the Tuesday folders this week; please review each grade with them. These should be returned to me during the week. We will have many more grades in the coming weeks. Also, we have a busy week ahead of us. The Scholastic Book Fair will take place in the library all week long, and Grandparents Day will take place on Friday.

Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend!

In Class This Week

Grammar: After spending a good bit of time on subjects and predicates, we will dive a bit deeper into them this week. We will be studying compound subjects and compound predicates. We will also start diagramming simple sentences this week, which will be a new skill for them. 

Vocabulary: Our twelve words this week are pulled from pages we will be reading in our novel, The One and Only Ivan. There will be a test on Friday, and we will do activities to prepare for this in class. The list can be found here. 

Reading: We are really getting into The One and Only Ivan, and we are loving it! We will spend a day reading as a large group and another day reading in groups of three. Comprehension questions are answered as students read; they will now be graded. Our skill this week will be comparing and contrasting, along with problem and solution charts. There will be a reading quiz this week on pages 38-125. Students should use our three sheets with comprehension questions to study – questions will be pulled directly from these.
Image result for god's creation clip artReligion:
We will learn about psalms this week, and we will focus on Psalm 65, which celebrates God’s creation. We will also focus on God’s gifts to us.


Science:
We have started our unit on magnetism. On Tuesday, there will be a quiz on five vocabulary terms for the unit. These terms are in their Science notebooks, but can also be found here. We will spend the week learning about the basics of magnets and magnetic fields.

5th Grade Grammar/Writing: We will continue to focus on the different uses of nouns in sentences. There will be a quiz on Thursday on lessons 1.6 through 1.8. We will spend the majority of the week reviewing for the quiz, because this can be a bit confusing. We will end the week looking at nouns in direct address.

6th Grade Grammar/ Writing: Our quiz on prepositions (lessons 6.6 through 6.8) has been pushed to Monday. This will include how to diagram sentences with prepositions in them. We will spend the rest of the week studying adverb phrases and complex sentences.

Important Dates & Reminders

Wednesday, October 4 – Mass (dress uniform)

Friday, October 6 – Grandparents’ Day 7:30am-11:30am

Friday, October 6 – Porkchop Productions 10am in Neglia Hall

Monday, October 9 – No School (Columbus Day)

Wednesday, October 11 – Blessing of the Animals 2:30pm on the soccer field

Friday, October 13 – Living Rosary 9:30am-10:15am on the soccer field