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Week of August 29-September 2

Religion-I hope you know of the “prayers in the plate”. If you don’t ask your child to share about it. This week we are studying the types of prayer and all that goes with it. We will be taking lots of notes.   If your student studies vocabulary, and their handwritten notes every evening they should have no worries come test time.

Science– We have begun our study of vertebrates and invertebrates.  Students should already have a good grasp on the vocabulary as we have been working with it in-depth for the past two weeks.  The chapter test will be Thursday September 8th unless otherwise communicated.  If your student studies vocabulary, highlighted materials, and their handwritten notes every evening they should have no worries come test time . This week’s STEM activity materials will include Popsicle sticks, rubber bands, pom poms, and yardsticks.  All of the materials will be supplied.  Occasionally the students will need to provide materials.  When this happens there will be a two-week notice.  Currently we could use old and ready to throw away cds or dvds. If you have any please send them our way. Questions, comments, or concerns please email me at [email protected]  or I invite you to call me at home, your child has my number in their planner.

Social Studies-Please look for the Indian Studies Weekly. We completed the crossword puzzle using our highlighted notes.   This is the first grade in Social Studies. Please help you student study the highlighted areas so they will be ready for class discussions. Our first test will be Wednesday September 7th. Study a little every night so there will not be a lot to study the night before the test.   Look for handwritten notes later in the week.

Math– We finished Chapter 1 last week, and will have a test over the skills tomorrow.   In Chapter 2, we will compare, order, and round whole numbers and money. Students will be able to understand the place-value structure of the base-ten numbers system and be able to represent and compare whole numbers and decimals.

Reading– Understanding what they read is extremely important. Last week we read two stories, learned a skill that checks comprehension called a Story Pyramid, and practices that skill. Look for the Rumpstiltskin pyramid on Tuesday. This week we will talk about character traits, using the main characters form our novel Frindle.

English– The students will learn that a sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought, and that a sentence fragment is a group of words that does not express a complete thought. They will review capitalization, punctuation, statements, commands, questions, and exclamations, and will learn the differences between homophones their, there, and they’re.

Extra Extra

  • Monday: Art & Library
  • Tuesday: P.E.
  • Wednesday: Music
  • Thursday: Mass   P.E.
  • Friday: Library

Down the Road

  • Monday, September 5- No School- Happy Labor Day!
  • Friday, September 9 & Saturday, September 10- St. Rose Parish Festival!
  • Monday, October 3- Picture Retake Day
  • Monday, October 10- Friday, October 14- No School- Fall Break
  • Wednesday, October 19- Friday, October 21- Parent Teacher Conferences