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Happy Advent!

Advent, from the Latin word adventus meaning arrival, is the 4-week  period prior to Christmas. It is a time to ponder the great sacrifice that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, made for us by coming to earth as an infant. He lived a perfect life, died a sacrificial death, and rose from the dead for us. He saved us from our sins and eternal damnation because of his great love, and adopts each person individually into his family through baptism and faith in him.



12/2 Spirit Day

12/6 Reconciliation Service 10:30am

12/15 Christmas Program 7pm

12/21 Advent Retreat; lunch 11:30-12:00, class party at 12:00, EARLY DISMISSAL at 1pm

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


As Christmas draws near, students will keep/reflect on a personal Advent journal.  Be sure to ask your child periodically about this.  We joyfully wait for the coming of Christ!

We will begin studying for our ACRE test which is given by the Archdiocese to assess students’ knowledge of the Catholic faith.  The test isn’t until late January, so we have plenty of time to prepare.  Each child will be given a study guide to use to prepare.


We are jumping forward to Chapter 9 in preparation for learning how to add/subtract fractions.  This chapter, however, will focus on number theory and fraction concepts.


Lesson 5- Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Lesson 6- Equivalent Fractions and Simplest Form

Please continue to brush up on multiplication and division fast facts.  Check in with your child on Rocket Math.  How far is your child?  Let’s make it a goal to have multiplication sets completed by Christmas Break!  Several may be able to finish division, too!!

Social Studies– 

Chapter 4 European Settlements

Lesson 1: New Spain

Lesson 2: New France

*Chapter 3 tests are recorded and coming home.

Reading- Fiction


We are starting a new novel called The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

This will wrap up in about two weeks time.  The students started reading chapter 1 today, and they are enjoying it immensely.  Ask your child what the Herdmans are up to now!

Spelling:  list of 10

**Implemented Reading Logs- 20 minutes daily/day.**  Students should be taking Accelerated Reading Quizzes to track growth!

Science- From the desk of Mrs. Tieken:

–not ready at time of publication 🙂 —

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.

Peace and blessings



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