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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 vocabulary test will be Wednesday August 30th unless otherwise communicated.  If your student studies vocabulary, highlighted materials, and their handwritten notes every evening they should have no worries come test time.

Social Studies-: The students will be using the Indiana Studies Weekly for their main resource to learn about Indiana History. This week we will learn about Indiana Mammals and whether or not Indiana had dinosaurs. We will also learn about the Northwest region of our home state. The students need to study vocabulary and highlighted notes from the newspaper every evening. This will help them solve worksheets and pop quizzes.

Math: during the next few weeks, our class will be learning how to use and represent whole numbers through the hundred thousands place.  We will also be adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers.  Please practice your flashcards EVERY evening!

Language Arts- 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. We are also working very hard on identifying parts of speech. Know the difference between nouns, verbs, and adjectives will may writing much easier when we begin paragraph writing.

 

Extra Extra

Here are a couple of changes you need to know about.

 

  1. There are too many students serving lunch detentions. That means the education progress in our room is being interrupted too many times.   Rules and procedures should be old hat by now and behaviors improving.       Because this is not happening for some we will add a consequence that we hope will help these behaviors to stop. Beginning this week anyone earning 2 lunch detentions WILL NOT be able to participate in Friday Fun. 
  2. Beginning today in addition to reading each night for 30 minutes ALL students will need to practice flashcards for 10 minutes. So, simply said, your child need 10 minutes of your time nightly to help them improve their math skills.
  • Monday: Art & Library
  • Tuesday: P.E.
  • Wednesday: Music
  • Thursday: Mass   P.E.

Friday: Library

Down the Road

  • Monday, September 4- No School- Happy Labor Day!
  • Friday, September 8 & Saturday, September 9- St. Rose Parish Festival!
  • Monday, October 9- Picture Retake Day
  • Monday, October 16- Friday, October 20- No School- Fall Break
  • Wednesday, October 25, Thursday October 26, and Friday, October 21- Parent Teacher Conferences