Dear Parents, Jan. 21, 2019
I hope everyone stayed safe this past weekend and enjoyed the snow and the extra day off due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday. Since the weather can be a little questionable at times during late January and early February, please note that "weekly" tests might not be on the usual days. I had planned on having Spelling tests each Thursday, but with the snow day last week, and having Monday off. . . . I plan to spend 6 days on each Spelling lesson until we can get back to the Thursday test day. So students will have a "pretest" on Thursday of this week, but the test will not be given until the following Tuesday, Jan. 29th. Always refer to the calendar that I send home each Monday (or first day of the school week) to be aware of when tests or quizzes will be given. Unless something like another snow day comes midweek, it should be accurate. ****ALSO, I HAVE TRIED TO UPDATE MY GOOGLE CALENDAR THIS WEEKEND (WITH HOMEWORK AND TESTS, ETC, BUT PRESENTLY IT WON'T LET ME DO SO!*** Please refer to the paper calendar that I will send out on Tuesday.
During this week we will discuss the following within:
RELIGION ~~ We have been reviewing Unit 2. The test will be given this Thursday, Jan. 24th. Your child received a "tan" study guide. Please make sure they are studying it.
Spelling ~~ Week 15 words are shorter, but contain silent letters (gn, wr, kn, mb). The pretest will be given on Thursday, and the posttest will be given next Tuesday. Three times each will be assigned tonight and the worksheet will be given out on Thursday.
Handwriting ~~ Capital cursive M and H will be introduced this week. So far, anyone with a capital A or C needs to write their names in cursive. After this week, all the A, C, M, and H students will need to do so.
Math ~~ We will finish chapter 11 (division with numbers up to 9) at the end of this week. Look for the test over this chapter early next week. Students will be allowed to use the times table on the test. Since this week is shorter, no new times tests will be given. Students who have not yet mastered previous tests, will take those old tests to earn stickers. No weekly timed test grade will be given though. As always, CONTINUE TO DRILL FLASHCARDS! It is evident that some students know them very well, and it is also evident that some students are not studying.
Social Studies ~~ Newspaper 7 discusses Ohio inventors. Students will use the Chrome Books to research a list of Ohio inventors. They will need to use the information they have gathered to write about at least 2 of these inventors. We will be doing this in class. The test over Newspaper 7 will be given later next week . . . probably Feb. 1st.
Reading ~~ Check out Sr. Carolyn's website.
Grammar/Writing ~~ Check out Sr. Carolyn's website.
Science ~~ Check out Sr. Carolyn's website.
God bless all,
Dates to remember
Jan. 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ~~ NO SCHOOL
Jan. 22. Second Quarter AR Lunch Bunch at Berry's
Jan. 23 Honor Roll Merit Ribbons given out after Mass
Jan 25 Dollar Days! For $1 your child may wear PJ's to school (PTO sponsored to help Calendar Raffle)
Jan. 25 Jeans Day (free ~~ wear school shirt or Flyer shirt)
Jan. 27 Catholic Schools Week Begins!
Jan. 28 Student Council selling carnations this week for $1.50 for Valentine's Day
Feb. 1 Last day for carnation sales
Feb. 8 Third quarter midterms go home