A Note from Miss Geene
This week we have two important events happening. The first 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 3rd. Report cards for the first quarter will be discussed at this time. I look forward to speaking with each of you. The second 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.
Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Wyatt Merland and Alex Treja-Ramos. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, October 23rd. Receipts for reimbursement can be brought to Mrs. Davis in the office with a note detailing it is for Snack Shack. 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
4th Grade Math: We will begin discussing long division of 2-4 digit dividends by a one digit divisor. 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.
5th Grade Math: We will continue talking about fractions and how to add and subtract with fractions and mixed numbers. The test will be given on Wednesday, November 8th. Students can use the review games and math videos above to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.
6th Grade Reading: This week we will continue reading our second novel, The Shakespeare Stealer. We will discuss the Globe Theater, William Shakespeare, and what was going on in England during Shakespeare’s time. The students will discuss the precise language and figurative language the author uses to determine the author’s purpose and comprehend the plot. We will also discuss and practice writing in iambic pentameter.
The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Thursday, November 2nd. The words are listed in the document below.
6th Grade Religion: We will be discussing how during the Exodus, God led the Hebrews out of Egypt. The people had to learn to trust God and obey Him. Along their journey, God gave the Hebrews the Ten Commandments to help guide them. God is with us in difficult situations just as He was with the people of Israel in the desert.
Last week we also began a “Quote of the Day” writing assignment where the students must write a paragraph responding to a given quote. This week our quotes are:
Monday: “God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.” ~Pope Francis
Tuesday: “We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace.” ~Pope Francis
Wednesday: “All Saints Day is a beautiful image of hope: to have the heart anchored there where our ancestors are, where the Saints are, where Jesus is, where God is. This is the hope that does not disappoint.” ~Pope Francis
Thursday: “Life is a journey. When we stop, things don’t go right.” ~Pope Francis
6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing Earth’s Freshwater systems and Oceans. Students can use the videos attached below to help them study.
6th Math: We will be discussing addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers, and how to evaluate expressions with fractions.
Reminders & Important Dates
November 1, 2017 All Saint’s Day School Mass (Dress Uniforms)
November 3, 2017 Parent/Teacher Conferences No School for Students
November 7, 2017 6th grade field trip to Cardinal Newman
Please share the videos below with your student.