September 24-28, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

MAP Testing is done and we’re ready to move on! It’s been a busy start to the school year, and all of our students have done a great job settling in.  Our first progress reports will go home in this week’s Tuesday folder. Please review this and any papers sent home. Also, please remember that all graded papers need to be returned to school so they may be placed in your student’s file. Have a great week!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue to focus on developing an in-depth knowledge of the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church. This week we will learn about caring for God’s creation and solidarity. We are also working on practicing calming meditation and self-care as we respect our own dignity as God’s creations.

Literature

This week we will continue our novel study of The One and Only Ivan. Students will be expected to read and take notes on the text as homework and be prepared to discuss the chapters in class the next day. We will be using active reading and Socratic seminars to develop our understanding of the text.

English

Last week we began our new vocabulary study using comparative and superlative suffixes  (-er, -est, y to i +er, y to i + est).  We will practice using these to compare items in pairs and in groups to better understand their use. We will practice spelling and the correct use of each of these words. We will have a spelling test on Thursday, September 27, 2018, and a vocabulary test on Friday, September 28, 2018.

Word Sort 1 kinder, kindest, earlier, earliest, stranger, strangest, emptier, emptiest, cleaner, cleanest, quieter, quietest, trickier, trickiest, crummier, crummiest, harsher, harshest, shinier, shiniest, murkier, murkiest, fancier, fanciest

We will also continue to develop our knowledge of the  of sentences by breaking the sentence into its complete subject and predicate as well as learning to identify the simple subject noun or pronoun and the simple predicate verb or verb phrase.

Mathematics

We are just about finished with our unit on place value, rounding to specific place values, and estimating whole numbers and monetary values. We will take our Unit test on, Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

Social Studies

This week we will continue to study world geography and map skills. Our focus will continue for longitude and latitude and include our study of natural resources in preparation for our field trip to Wood Magic Forest Fair.

Science

This week we will continue to explore the elements of an experiment  in order to familiarize ourselves with the steps taken by scientists for scientific inquiry. This week we will focus on the steps of the scientific process and how we may successfully conduct a reliable experiment.

Reminders & Important Dates

September 25th      Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folder

October 3rd      School Mass (Mass Uniform)

October 8th       No School

October 9th        PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

October 15th      2pm dismissal

October 25th      PTO Halloween Party in Neglia Hall from 5:30-7:30pm

October 26th       In-service Day/ No School for students