WEEK OF 12/16/19

Great Things are Happening in First Grade!

Weekly Newsletter- December 16-20 , 2019

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In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we are in the beginnings of the New Testament. In addition to discussing Advent as a season of waiting and rejoicing, we are discussing the reason for Christmas. We will be reading classic Holiday stories and making connections to those stories and the examples of Jesus. We continue to reinforce the process of praying the Rosary. We utilize Jesus Calling each day to discuss scripture, and introduce a new Saint daily.

Reading:  The class will spend this week reviewing all concepts and phonics patterns we have learned this year in reading.

Language Arts: (Grammar and Writing):   This week in ELA we will be reviewing all grammar and writing concepts we have learned this year.

MathThis week in math we will be reviewing all the concepts we have learned this year. We are continuing to work in differentiated math groups to best engage students on their individual math levels.

Science: This week in science we will be reviewing all the concepts we have learned this year.

 Social Studies:  We are learning all about Holidays Around the World- this week discussing many of the stories that help us celebrate Christmas (The Night Before Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, The Grinch, Frosty the Snowman).

Reminders:

–We have one helper who has volunteered to organize our holiday party, but are still in need of one more. Please let me know if you are interested.

–If you have not signed up for the Remind 101 app, please do so- I use this app weekly to communicate small bits of information to parents.

–Please send in headphones with your child’s name on them to use during centers.

-Send students in Mass Uniform this Thursday Evening, December 19th for the Holiday Music Performance.

If you ARE interested in being a Mystery Reader in the months of December, or January, please email me. I will let you know available dates with a response back so that we can put you into our Mystery Reader schedule! The kids LOVE this part of our Fridays, so please feel free to join us!

–Please check the comments section of blue folders for individual comments on your child’s weekly progress.

–Snacks and lunches are encouraged to have healthy options and items that have protein so that students may focus and power thru the remainder of the school day after lunch.

IMPORTANT DATES:
–Monday, December 16th: 1:00 Strength and Movement Presentation-Neglia Hall; Please join!

–Thursday, December 19th: 7 PM Christmas Music Program in the Basilica. Students report to Neglia Hall at 6:30 PM. PLEASE SUBMIT PERMISSION FORMS IF OR IF NOT YOUR CHILD WILL BE PARTICIPATING.

–Friday, December 20th 11:30 Dismissal  NO ASP

-Friday, December 20th– students may wear PJS to school

–Christmas Break until Monday, Jan. 6th (Feast of the Epiphany)

-Tuesday, January 7th– Reading MAP Assessment

-Wednesday, January 8th– Math MAP Assessment

K-5: Week Eighteen

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School 

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201 

(803) 252-8285 

Dear Parents, 

It is nearly Christmas break and the classroom is abuzz with excitement for all that is to come over break! This week we will be having many special events including the School Music Program this Thursday, the nineteenth. Also, for any students that attended last week’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass & Celebration, they will receive a ticket in today’s packet stating they can have a dress down day on the nineteenth. 

This week, we continue to practice with our medial CVC sounds in ELA. In Science and Social Studies we are having a review of previous units. And in Math, we are practicing a variety of skill points such as graphing, sorting by three attributes, and practicing with ordinal numbers up to four.

Also, this Friday we will be having a class party where students will be watching a movie and enjoying treats. If you would like to bring anything, we are need of treats and drinks to provide. Any help is greatly appreciated. 

Have a wonderful and blessed week, 

Miss Rovelli 

Week 18 — December 17 – 20, 2019

Sight Words:

Yes, No, Said, Good, Bad, Want

Social Studies:

Discovering my Community (unit review)

Science:

The Human Body (unit review)

Mathematics:

Graphing, sorting, and ordinal numbers

Language and Literacy:

Sight words, CVC words, medial sounds, and reading together

Important Dates to Remember: 

December 19th @ 7 p.m. – School Music Program (Students should be at Neglia Hall by 6:30 p.m.)

December 20th @ 11:30 a.m. – Early Dismissal and Beginning of Christmas Break

Miss Rovelli

December 16-20

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

This week, as we just celebrated the third week of Advent; we recall that Gaudete means “Joy to You”. We will meditate on joy in our lives and how to bring it to the world. We will continue to focus on strengthening our relationship with God as we await the birth of his son Jesus. We have yet another busy week! On Monday, we have our Strength and Movement presentation at 1pm in Neglia Hall. On Thursday, December 19, we will have an all day practice for our Christmas Music Program. The program will be held that evening in the Basilica of St. Peter at 7pm. Also, don’t forget that Friday, December 20 is a half day, and we will be dismissing students at 11:30am. There is no aftercare available this day, so please plan accordingly. In addition to our half day on Friday, we will also have our class Christmas celebration. 

I pray that you and your families have a wonderful and blessed Christmas season. May the joy, peace, and love of Christ fill your lives with blessings. Merry Christmas!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue our study of the season of Advent. We begin our final week of advent this week, and we will study the many names of Jesus from the O Antiphons. Students will explore the Latin names listed and give the English translations. They will also focus on Joy this week and how we bring it to others.

Literature

This week we will continue our study of the novel The Castle in the Attic. I have a class set of these books, so you do not need to buy your child a copy unless you would like to have one for use at home. We will take a look at the Chivalric Code and rewrite it into 4th grade friendly terms. We will also finish chapters 1-2 and begin chapters 3-4 as we progress further into our story. 

For more information on Chivalry, please visit the following website!

https://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/chivalry.html

English

This week we will work to complete our final drafts of our Saint reports. I have been quite impressed with the research and in-depth information included by your children in their reports, and I am looking forward to reading the final copies of each. Students will be working to type and format their final drafts this week. As always, peer editing and revision of our work will be critical. This research paper is an interdisciplinary work that will cover multiple standards for our fourth graders.

Vocabulary

As this is the last week before Christmas break, we will not begin a new unit for vocabulary.

Mathematics

This week in math we will work with place values up into the hundred millions and look at different ways to represent numbers using decimals, fractions, standard form, etc. 

For extra practice with place value, please check out the following links!

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/menus/place_value.htm

https://mrnussbaum.com/place-value-pirates-online-game

For extra practice with multiplication, please check out the following websites!

https://www.timestables.com/games/

https://www.mathplayground.com/grade_4_games.html

https://www.coolmathgames.com/

Social Studies

This week we will continue to explore the early colonies in North America. This includes the “Lost” Colony at Roanoke, as well as, the Jamestown, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, and Dutch and French colonies. Students will explore the makeup of these colonies, how they were governed, and compare each colony to ones previously studied. 

Science

Due to schedule interruptions, we did not get to our quiz in the different types of magnets. We will take that quiz on Tuesday, December 17. We will then proceed to learning about magnetic poles and how they impact magnetism, plus learning how the magnetic force flows. 

 Important Dates

December 16, 2019 1pm Strength and Movement Presentation

December 19, 2019  7pm Music Program in the Basilica. Students must be in 

Neglia Hall by 6:30pm.

December 20, 2019  11:30am Early dismissal (Begin Christmas Break)

January 6, 2019        School resumes after Christmas Break

Fifth Grade News for the week of December 16th-20th

Dear Parents,

…..and now the hustle-bustle begins…..

Please note the extra activities that will occur this week.

  1. Monday, December 16th. In the morning, the students will have a dress rehearsal for their performance in the afternoon. Their presentation to parents and guests will be at 1:00.
  2. Thursday, December 17th. The children will spend most of this day practicing for the Music Christmas program. The performance will be that same evening at 7:00 in the Basilica.
  3. Though not considered an extra activity, but an integral part of our school day on Wednesday, a reminder that our children’s school Mass will be at 8:30.

Tuesday and Wednesday should be regular days in our classrooms. So…below are a list of activities I hope to accomplish on those two days.

Fifth Grade Lessons

Religion. We will be opening our week having a classroom prayer service that honors St. Joseph. It is in the form of a script that was written by a retired teacher; it is so tender, and I chose it because Jesus’ foster father does not get enough attention, does he? Also, we have been learning about The Jesse Tree in Religion Class. My students will do some research on the roles of four special people in Jesus’ life and we will create our own version of a mini-Jesse Tree.

Reading. Unfortunately, my class did not get a chance to do this week’s planned lessons on “Reading for Details”. Therefore, on Tuesday and Wednesday, we will be doing that packet. Also, I have a pre-reading activity set and ready to go for our January novel study of Shiloh. Hopefully, we will get to that, too.

English. By Tuesday, we should be finished with the first half of our unit on verbs. If that ends up being so, the children will have an assessment on lessons 4.1-4.5 of that unit on Friday morning. If we do not complete all the lessons sufficiently, our evaluation will have to wait until we return from Christmas vacation.

Social Studies. The children will have an assessment of Lessons One and Two from the unit on the Civil War. They only need to study from their Civil War activity packet. Everything that will be on the test ins in their packet and has been reviewed many times.

Sixth Grade Lessons

Reading. Both days will contain lessons on basic reading skills. This week, some of the work done indicated a need to review using context clues to define unknown words. Also, choosing details from an article that correctly answer questions is requiring additional work. I have lesson planned for both.

English. I had planned this lesson for today (Thursday), but we did not get to it. So, next week we will differentiate between adverb clauses (which are actually dependent clauses in sentences) and adverb phrases (those simply describe verbs).

I love this quote from Mother Teresa about Christmas that I would like to share with you…. “At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving others with God’s own love and concern.”

May we all be spending these weeks making our hearts as warm as possible for the Divine Infant of Bethlehem…Miss L.Boron

December 16th – 20th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

This week will be short on time, but long on fun and learning! We have our strength and movement performance on Monday, Mass Wednesday, and our concert practice ans show on Thursday. Friday will be a half day.

In class this week…

In class, we will be finishing each of the projects and lessons we have begun so we can enjoy our break. The class will finish “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” and the Advent lapbook, we will finish our lessons on addition, subtraction, and calendars, and we will finish our unit on plural nouns. Since class time is so valuable this week, These will be the only units the students will be working on.

Reminders:

Monday, December 16th- Strength and Movement program- 1:00 in Neglia Hall

Thursday, December 19th- Christmas Concert! 7:00pm in the Basilica

Friday December 20th – 11:30 dismissal



December 16-20, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

As this is the third week of Advent, we are all focusing on strengthening our relationship with God. This will be a busy week for sixth grade. Monday we will have the Strength and Movement Presentation at 1pm. Then, on Thursday, we will have a Music Practice day at school and our concert in the Basilica at 7pm. Finally, we will have a 11:30am dismissal on Friday!

I want to wish each family a blessed and safe Christmas break! You will all be in my prayers and my heart during this lovely season as we wait for Jesus to arrive.  

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. There will be a schedule for January going home in the Tuesday folder on Tuesday. Please look for it. We will not have Snack Shack again until January. Thank you for your support!           

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

5th Grade

Math: We will discuss rounding and estimating whole numbers and division.  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 working on our invasive species project in class. This will be due on Wednesday, December 18th.   

6th Grade

Math: We will discuss adding and subtracting decimal numbers, square roots of a number, and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers. There will be a quiz on Thursday, December 19th.

Science: We will review the composition of the Ocean, currents, and tides. Then, the test will be given on Wednesday, December 18th.    

Social Studies: We will be discussing the philosophers and dynasties of Ancient China.

Religion: We will discuss the importance of the Advent season.

Spelling and Vocabulary: We will review units 4-6. Students will complete the review work in class. This will be due Thursday, December 19th.

Reminders & Important Dates

December 16, 2019     1pm Strength and Movement Presentation

December 19, 2019      7pm Music Program in the Basilica. Students must be in Neglia Hall by 6:30pm.

December 20, 2019      11:30am Early dismissal (Begin Christmas Break)

January 6, 2019            School resumes after Christmas Break

January 7, 2019          MAP Reading test for 5th and 6th grade

January 8, 2019         MAP Math test for 5th and 6th grade

Please share the videos below with your student.

Fifth Grade:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=food+web+for+kids&&view=detail&mid=A3900BFC5F7530C03EB3A3900BFC5F7530C03EB3&&FORM=VRDGAR

Sixth Grade:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/oceans-narrated-by-sylvia-earle/oceans-overview
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/current.html

December 9- 13, 2019

Great Things are Happening in First Grade!

Weekly Newsletter- December 9-13 , 2019

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we are in the beginnings of the New Testament. In addition to discussing Advent as a season of waiting and rejoicing, we are discussing Jesus’ life and his many miracles. We continue to reinforce the process of praying the Rosary. We utilize Jesus Calling each day to discuss scripture, and introduce a new Saint daily.

Reading:  The class will spend this week learning about ending consonant blend patterns. We will be reading a story called “The Cupcake Party”. We are discussing plot, setting, and characters in a narrative. Students are able to work daily in their differentiated reading groups, and are able to participate and visualize during whole class Read Alouds.

Language Arts: (Grammar and Writing):   This week in ELA we will be working on writing the upper and lower cases of “Q and R”. We will be reinforcing basic writing strategies like holding our paper and pencil correctly, while sitting up straight with our feet on the floor. We continue to work in our Interactive Notebooks each day, utilizing various prompts to enhance and perfect our writing skills. In grammar, we are discussing the  different types of sentences as well as plural nouns.

Math:  We are continuing to work on the basics of money and coin values. We are starting to practice counting coins. We are practicing subtraction and addition facts daily, as well. We are continuing to work in differentiated math groups to best engage students on their individual math levels.

Science: We are working on Parts of Plant, and how plants help keep God’s creation, the Earth, alive and thriving! Our class will continue to monitor the growth of our potted plants!

Social Studies:  We are learning all about Holidays Around the World- this week discussing many of the stories that help us celebrate Christmas (The Night Before Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, The Grinch, Frosty the Snowman).

Reminders:

–We have one helper who has volunteered to organize our holiday party, but are still in need of one more. Please let me know if you are interested.

–If you have not signed up for the Remind 101 app, please do so- I use this app weekly to communicate small bits of information to parents.

–Please send in headphones with your child’s name on them to use during centers.

-Send students in Mass Uniform this Friday, December 13th for the Grinch field trip.

If you ARE interested in being a Mystery Reader in the months of December, or January, please email me. I will let you know available dates with a response back so that we can put you into our Mystery Reader schedule! The kids LOVE this part of our Fridays, so please feel free to join us!

–Please check the comments section of blue folders for individual comments on your child’s weekly progress.

–Snacks and lunches are encouraged to have healthy options and items that have protein so that students may focus and power thru the remainder of the school day after lunch.

IMPORTANT DATES:
–Permission Slip with a $10 student cost is due for the Koger Center for Friday, December 13th:  Ballet Performance of Grinch:  8:10-11:30 AM

-Friday, December 13th– Grinch Field Trip- wear Mass uniform

–Monday, December 16th: 1:00 Strength and Movement Presentation-Neglia Hall; Please join!

–Thursday, December 19th: 7 PM Christmas Music Program in the Basilica. Students report to Neglia Hall at 6:30 PM. PLEASE SUBMIT PERMISSION FORMS IF OR IF NOT YOUR CHILD WILL BE PARTICIPATING.

–Friday, December 20th 11:30 Dismissal  NO ASP

–Christmas Break until Monday, Jan. 6th (Feast of the Epiphany)

December 9-13, 2019

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

This week, as we celebrate the second week of Advent, we meditate on peace in our lives and how to bring it to the world. We will continue to focus on strengthening our relationship with God as we await the birth of his son Jesus. We have another busy week! On Monday, we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, we have Mass again on Wednesday, and don’t forget about the celebration for Our Lady of Guadalupe this Thursday! In addition to a busy religious week, we also have our trip to the Koger Center to see The Grinch.

On Monday, December 16, the students will prepare for and present their final for their Strength and Movement classes. They’ve been working hard! The presentation starts at 1pm in Neglia Hall. 

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue our study of the season of Advent. Students will attend Mass on Monday for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary and write responses about its significance in their religion journals. We will discuss traditions for preparing for the birth of Christ and the Saints celebrated during this holy time. 

Literature

This week we will begin our study of the novel The Castle in the Attic. I have a class set of these books, so you do not need to buy your child a copy unless you would like to have one for use at home. We will begin our study by learning about the medieval time period in history. We will explore the different iterations of Medieval Castles and what they looked like in order to get a picture in our minds when we read about the castle in the story. Please take a look at the following links for extra information.

English

This week we will work to complete our final drafts of our Saint reports. I have been quite impressed with the research and in-depth information included by your children in their reports, and I am looking forward to reading the final copies of each. Students wll be working to type and format their final drafts this week. As always, peer editing and revision of our work will be critical. This research paper is an interdisciplinary work that will cover multiple standards for our fourth graders.

Vocabulary

This week in vocabulary, we will continue our work for Word Sort 5. We are using the prefixes pre-, fore, post-, after-, and re-. Students will concentrate on forming their vocabulary words properly using cursive and breaking the words up into its base word and prefix.

Word Sort 5 Vocabulary List

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

The definitions for this unit will be due on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The Spelling Test will be on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The Vocabulary test for this unit will be on Thursday, December 12, 2019.

Mathematics

This week in math we will complete Investigation #3 on arrays, area, and square roots. Students will be asked to find the area of different spaces using a preset tile. Following this, we will focus on Lessons 31-33 on solving word problems that use comparing, focus on multiplication fact for nines, tens, elevens, and twelves; and then we will focus on working with place values into the hundred thousands and hundred millions. 

For extra practice with multiplication, please check out the following websites!

https://www.timestables.com/games/

https://www.mathplayground.com/grade_4_games.html

https://www.coolmathgames.com/

Social Studies

This week we will explore the early colonies in North America. This includes the “Lost” Colony at Roanoke, as well as, Jamestown, and Plymouth colonies.Students will explore the makeup of these colonies, how they were governed, and compare each colony to ones previously studied. 

For more information about the Jamestown and Plymouth Colonies, please check out these websites!

https://www.historyisfun.org/sites/discovering-jamestown/videos/index.html

https://www.plimoth.org/learn/just-kids/thanksgiving-virtual-field-trip

Science

This week we will continue our unit on magnets and magnetism. Students will learn about the different kinds of magnets and the significance of how they are used. There will be a quiz on Chapter 2: Types of Magnets, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. 

 Important Dates

December 9, 2019  8:30am Mass    2pm dismissal

December 12, 2019 Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass and Celebration

December 13, 2019 Field Trip to the Koger Center to see “The Grinch”

December 16, 2019 1pm Strength and Movement Presentation

December 19, 2019  7pm Music Program in the Basilica. Students must be in 

Neglia Hall by 6:30pm.

December 20, 2019  11:30am Early dismissal (Begin Christmas Break)

January 6, 2019        School resumes after Christmas Break

December 9-13, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

As this is the second week of Advent, we are all focusing on strengthening our relationship with God. This will be a busy week for sixth grade. Monday and Wednesday we will participate in Mass. Then, on Friday, we will take our annual trip to the Koger Center to see our Strength and Movement teachers perform “The Grinch.”  

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. There will be a schedule for January going home in the Tuesday folder on Tuesday. Please look for it. We will not have Snack Shack again until January. Thank you for your support!           

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

5th Grade

Math: We will discuss rounding and estimating whole numbers, types of lines and angles, and polygons.  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 working on our invasive species project in class. This will be due on Thursday, December 12th.   

6th Grade

Math: We will discuss decimal place value to the millionths and how to write decimals as a fraction. The test will be given on Thursday, December 12th.  

Science: We will discuss ocean currents and tides. The quiz on the water cycle and life zones of the ocean will be given on Wednesday, December 11th.  

Social Studies: We will be discussing the philosophers and dynasties of Ancient China.

Religion: We will discuss the difficulties the Israelites faced on their journey through the desert. The quiz will be given on Tuesday, December 10th. Then, we will continue to discuss Advent.

Spelling and Vocabulary: We will review units 4-6. Students will complete the review work in class. This will be due Thursday, December 19th.

Reminders & Important Dates

December 9, 2019      8:30am Mass        2pm dismissal

December 12, 2019     Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass and Celebration at 6:30pm

December 13, 2019    Field Trip to the Koger Center to see “The Grinch”

December 16, 2019     1pm Strength and Movement Presentation

December 19, 2019      7pm Music Program in the Basilica. Students must be in Neglia Hall by 6:30pm.

December 20, 2019      11:30am Early dismissal (Begin Christmas Break)

January 6, 2019            School resumes after Christmas Break

Please share the videos below with your student.

Fifth Grade:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=food+web+for+kids&&view=detail&mid=A3900BFC5F7530C03EB3A3900BFC5F7530C03EB3&&FORM=VRDGAR

Sixth Grade:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/oceans-narrated-by-sylvia-earle/oceans-overview
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/current.html

News From Fifth Grade for the Week of December 9th

Dear Parents of fifth and sixth grade students,

Our second week of Advent will happily have us going to Mass on Monday, December 9th (The Feast of the Immaculate Conception) and on Wednesday, December 11th.  On Thursday, December 12th at 6:30 p.m., there will be a Mass and celebration to honor Our Lady of Gradalupe.  Our classroom’s Nativity was adorned this week by the students’ presents for Baby Jesus; also, we have a prayer on our desk that we say daily…

                    Divine Infant of Bethlehem,

                    Come and take birth in my heart.

Tomorrow is the Feast of St. Nicholas.  We are prepared to celebrate the tradition of being visited by this kind man (formerly a bishop) by placing our shoes out in the hallway by our door.  Hmmm…I wonder what little goodies might fill those shoes.

I would like to share subject topics, skills and activities that I have planned for next week.

Fifth Grade.

Religion.  Our reading and class discussions will have the students recognizing the importance of planning for Christ’s coming during these weeks of Advent.

Reading.  Our week opens with an open-book assessment on “McBroom the Rainmaker”.  As I assumed, the class enjoyed reading this tall tale together.  On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, we will be doing comprehension skill development.  Each day, the students will receive a different passage about a famous person; after our reading of it, challenging questions are asked that assess an ability to locate details, analyze the context, and summarize. 

English.  We continue our work on the newly started unit on verbs.

Spelling.  The final test will be given on Thursday, December 12th.  Because of our annual Christmas visit to the Koger Center on Friday, I was concerned that concentration may not be at its peak on that day.

Social Studies.  We began Lesson Two from the unit on the Civil War.  The learning objectives for this lesson have the students understanding the struggle for freedom that the slaves endured.  Within that context comes familiarity with the abolition movement and the Underground Railroad.

Sixth Grade

Reading.  I believe we will conclude our work on the nonfiction selection about Mt. Vesuvius.  Watching a video about the author’s methods of research about the ancient civilization that got destroyed in Pompeii because of the volcano’s eruption was intriguing.  Following this work, we will do some work on using context clues to define unknown words.  Our week will conclude with a reading comprehension activity on the life cycle of plants; after reading an extensive passage, your child will be using the context to locate information, following directions, and create a diagram based on information given.

English.  The learning skills that will be presented are:  correctly using negative words (no, not, never), deciding whether a word is an adverb or an adjective, and differentiating between adverb clauses and phrases.

In conclusion, let us keep our attention on Jesus’ birth.  There is so much darkness in our world…how blessed are we to live these weeks focused on the one true source of light for all of us.

Be well and happy,

Miss L. Boron