September 30-October 4, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Ronald

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This week we will have our annual Pet Blessing on Thursday, October 3, 2019 on the soccer field at 2:30pm. If you are unable to bring your family pet at 2:30pm, the child is welcome to bring a picture of the animal to be blessed.

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue our study of the Bible and how it relates to Catholic Social Teaching. We will continue to discuss the life and dignity of the human person as well as Care for all of God’s creation.  Students will explore the Old and New Testaments and delve deeper into the history of scripture and tradition of the Catholic Church. We will also practice our prayers for the Rosary, and learn about the different mysteries we ponder as we pray.

Literature

This week in literature we will focus on determining the main idea of both fiction and nonfiction passages. We will read different stories and determine the main ideas as well as the themes of each. Also, we will work cooperatively with our ELA to develop well written, cohesive summaries of our findings. 

English

This week we will continue our unit on sentences. Students will practice different methods of writing sentences as well as learning more about Power Writing. In Power Writing, we will learn the different “Powers” of sentences. We will then use these powers to develop prewriting outlines for writing and then work to turn them into 3-5 sentence “Powergraphs.” Power writing helps to keep our writing organized and cohesive. Students will also learn how to use transition words appropriate to the types of writing they produce.

Also this week, students will complete their second unit of derivational word sorts. Students will focus on how each word is spelled and any spelling changes that occur when adding suffixes to the word. Students will also work to craft strong sentences that use context clues to help the reader to understand the meaning of each word. The spelling test for this unit will be on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. The vocabulary test will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

Word Sort 2:

Swampy, silently, merrily, squirmy, velvety, rapidly, secretly, greedily, squeaky, seriously, fluently, hastily, wealthy, skinny, eagerly, readily, scratchy, generously, shaggy, politely, silvery, briefly, spotty, bravely


Mathematics

This week will continue our Unit 2 studies, which build upon the concepts learned in Unit 1. We will focus on solving word problems with  missing addends, figuring out how to find the value for a missing number in subtraction problems, adding three digit numbers, and subtracting two and three digit numbers including the use of regrouping. The next test is presently scheduled for Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

Social Studies

Students did a great job learning about the Northeast Region of the United States! Our test on this region will be on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  Students will need to know the names and locations of each state, the capital of each state, the climate, geographical features, local landmarks, and natural resources within each region. Check your child’s interactive notebook for our region mini-booklets. Following this test. Students will begin their study of the Southeast region of the United States. 

Students will take a test on each region before we do our cumulative assessment for the entire United States. To help your student learn the names of each state and capital, please take a look at the following video.

Science

This week we will continue our in depth study of the scientific method. In our interactive notebooks, students will take notes and do activities focused upon using inferences to create hypotheses. Students will differentiate inferences from facts. They will also explore testable questions and how to properly write a hypothesis.

 Important Dates

October 3, 2019 Pet Blessing 2:30pm

October 7, 2019   2pm dismissal/Birthright items due

October 9, 2019   Picture day

October 11, 2019 Grandparents Day/11:30am dismissal

October 14-15, 2019 Teacher In-service days. No School for students

October 17, 2019  Sixth grade field trip to Cardinal Newman

October 18, 2019   5:30-8pm PTO Movie Night

October 21, 2019  8:30am Living Rosary during Morning Prayer

October 22, 2019 Begin signing up for Conferences in the office

October 25, 2019 5:30pm PTO Halloween Party

November 1, 2019 Parent/Teacher Conferences