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Happy Monday!  Thanks for taking a moment to read this blog!  I know schedules are in full swing, but if you can make this a weekly habit, I’d appreciate it!

Don’t forget–  you may wish to sign up for my Remind texts or emails.  I sent the information home last Friday, but I also attached it to a Jupiter email last week as well.  It’s completely optional, but it’s an easy way to stay connected.  I won’t bombard you with messages, either!  Just the occasional reminder every now and again!

 Have you signed/returned/emailed that you have read, understood, and agree to the Lion’s Den Discipline Plan for 2016-17?  It was attached to my Jupiter email last week, too.


8/23 Feast of St. Rose

8/23 and 8/25 (pick one) BAND Parent information meeting at RHS 7pm

8/24 Boy Scouts call-out during lunch

8/25 Boy Scout informational meeting–see Google calendar, please

8/26 School Picture Day

9/9-9/10  FESTIVAL

*Check the Google Calendar on the front page of our school’s website!


Our theme is “Be the change you wish to wish to see in the world” – Ghandi

We are incorporating the Fruits of the Holy Spirit, as well.

Students will have a Gratitude Journal this year.  We will work on this weekly to make our hearts more thankful.  Stay tuned!


Place Value through Hundred Thousands and we will also delve into decimal values, too!

Ask your child to demonstrate these 4 forms:  Standard, Word, Short-Word, and Expanded!

We will begin comparing, ordering and rounding whole numbers, too, through hundred billions!  Can your child make a place value chart that is properly labeled?

Each child will have a consumable math workbook!  Don’t lose it, as these are RARE!

Social Studies– 

Chapter 2: Bodies of Water

Ask to see notes about our lesson’s main idea and supporting detail.  We have covered many terms including drainage basin, fall line, tributaries, and river systems.

We have seen lots and lots of pictures of the various bodies of water.  Can your child share these (Mississippi River, Rio Grande, Great Lakes, Salt Lake City, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans to name a few).

Reading- Miss Alaineus

Our story this week is a tall tale: Davy Crockett Saves the World.  We will continue to examine story elements as it relates to character development and plot.  We will add setting, too.  Using these elements, we will begin summarizing the overall message of the story.

6 story vocabulary words: impress, wring, fireball, original, commenced, advertisement, elected, sauntered

Vocabulary for Achievement:  Lesson 2 (set of 10 “animal” words) Quiz on FRIDAY!

Spelling:  Ask your child to give you information about how spelling works.  Final test is on Friday and all students have a list in their binder.

Writing: introduce Writer’s Workshop  (Ask about your child’s binder that we put together last week)

Science- We will be using an online program called Science A-Z as the main resource tool during science. This program is a fun and interactive way for students to see the most updated material in the science world. Students will get their own booklets where they can highlight, make notes, and/ or color each unit. We will start this year studying plants.–Mrs. Tieken


**DON’T FORGET TO REVIEW THE STUDENT HANDBOOK–found in the About the Lions–>Quick Links section on the school website**


Monday:  Computer Lab 11:00-11:45; Music 2:00-2:45

Tuesday: PE 1:15-2:00

Wednesday: Library 12:30-1:15

Thursday: Mass 8:30-9:15, Art 2:00-2:45

Friday:  Band 10:15-11, PE 1:15-2:00