October 29-November 2, 2018

A Note from Miss Geene

This week we have two important events happening. The first big event is All Saint’s Day on Wednesday, November 1st. This is an important day in the Catholic faith because we get to celebrate every Saint who inspires us to be more like Christ. The second important event is Parent/Teacher conferences. Please remember to go by the office this week and sign up for Parent/Teacher conferences which are on Friday, November 2nd. Report cards for the first quarter will be discussed at this time. I look forward to speaking with each of you.

There will be no Snack Shack this week because the students are not here on Friday. The next Snack Shack will be on Friday, November 9th. The Snack Shack managers on November 9th will be chosen by me during the week. I will be bringing in the snacks during this week. 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

Fifth Grade:

Math: We will be discussing how to add and subject fractions and mixed numbers and how to simplify fractions. We will focus on adding and subtracting mixed numbers. The Adding and Subtracting Fractions test will be given on Tuesday, November 6th. 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 be the parts of plant and animal cells. The quiz on plant and animal cells will be given on Wednesday, October 31st. Then, we will begin talking about animal classification.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the obstacles pioneers faced as they traveled West in the United States in the early 1800s. We will be discussing the Transcontinental Railroad, the Homestead Act, and the Gold Rush.

Sixth Grade:

Math: We will be discussing how to write and to compute numerical and algebraic expressions. We will discuss how to solve algebraic expressions. The Expressions test will be given on Thursday, November 1st. 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 continue discussing the Geologic time scale by discussing the different types of fossils and absolute dating. The Geologic Time Scale Test will be given on Tuesday, November 6th.

Social Studies: We will be discussing early civilizations and the Mesopotamian culture.

6th Grade Spelling and Vocabulary:  The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Thursday, November 1st. The words are listed in the document below.

vocabulary5

Reminders & Important Dates

October 31st       School Mass at 8:30am (Mass Uniform)

November 1st     All Saints Day Mass at 8:30am (Mass Uniform)

November 2nd   Parent/Teacher Conferences     No School for Students

November 12th   Field Trip to the Veteran’s 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

Please share the videos below with your student.

Sixth Grade:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY3MZ_wNFW8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KjqHfemon8

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVwPLWOo9TE

Fifth Grade:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IlzKri08kk

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