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Spanish Classes for the Week of September 15

Here’s what is planned for Spanish classes this week!

I am going to be at Diocesan Principal’s Meetings Sunday-Tuesday, so Mrs. Bacon is subbing for my Monday afternoon classes (3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades).

Pre-Kindergarten:  We will continue reading “Manana Iguana” to work on our vocabulary for days of the week and animal names.

Kindergarten:  We are still working on color flashcards – when we are done, every student will have their own set to bring home.

First Grade:  We made our number bingo cards for Spanish numbers 1-20 last week, and we will play bingo to practice those numbers this week.

Second Grade:  We will play number bingo one more week to practice our Spanish numbers 1-31.

Third Grade:  We will watch a video to cover the Spanish Alphabet and other basic vocabulary.

Fourth Grade:  We will be learning about various aspects of Mexican culture this week.

Fifth Grade:  We will complete Lesson 4 this week and begin Lesson 5 where we will cover subject pronouns and conjugating regular -ar verbs in the present tense.

Sixth Grade:  On Monday we will cover objectives with regard to location of Spanish-speaking countries on a map.  On Thursday, we will cover the verb “ser.”  There is a Unit 1 Vocabulary Quiz on September 25.

Seventh Grade:  We will continue working on Unit 1 vocabulary in class on Monday, and will introduce stem-changing verbs on Thursday.  There is a Unit 1 Vocabulary Quiz on September 25.

Eighth Grade:  On Monday, students will work on a group activity to practice reading comprehension skills and practice answering questions (in Spanish) about what they have read.  On Wednesday we will review for a quiz on Interrogatives scheduled for September 24.

 

This Week in Fourth Grade

It is already the fifth week of school! We are having a great year so far! This week the spotlight is on Evan. We are excited to learn more about Evan! Here’s a look at what else is going on this week:

 

Math: We will be working with the addition algorithm before moving on to multiplication! We will also start working with our compasses this week!

Reading: We are reading a play this week entitled “Langston Hughes: Poet of the People.” We will be acting the play out in class as well as focusing on the elements of a play and how it tells a story. Our comprehension skill this week is Author’s Purpose.

Language Arts: This week we will be finishing our narrative writing pieces and going through the last steps of the writing process. We will also be looking at verb phrases and subject and predicate. Our spelling words this week are words with suffixes!

Science: Last week we talked about physical adaptations such as body coverings. This week, we will be talking about behavioral adaptations such as migration. We will also learn to distinguish between inherited traits and behaviors and acquired traits and behaviors.

Social Studies: We will be putting together our Great American Melting Pot flags and talking about the composition of our country. We will also be learning about Patriot Day and what it means to us.

Religion: We will be learning about the story of Cain and Abel and how Cain’s sin (and ours) damage the relationships around us. We will be learning about the cardinal sins and their corresponding virtues.

 

A Few Reminders:

  • Thursday is All School Mass–please wear Mass uniforms!
  • The school-wide pop tab collection for the Ronald McDonald House has begun! The class that collects the most tabs gets a pizza party! Thank you for your support of this great cause!
  • If you have not done so already, please send in your permission slips and money for the November 13th field trip. We will also be needing parent drivers; if you would be available to accompany us to the Children’s Theater as a driver, please let me know!
  • Interim reports will be going home this week in the Wednesday folders. Please make sure those are signed and returned to school by Friday!

 

Thank you for all you do!! 

 

 

Art, Music & Computer Update

4th Grade ART

Business Card Poster

Students will reflect upon the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others; explore forms of commercial art: product design, graphics, and advertising; draw straight lines with pencil and ruler

Students will create a business card adding their name, imaginary company name, email, phone number and graphic while incorporating the elements and principles of art.

Music

God Made Music-Students will learn that music is written on treble or bass staves or on the grand staff.  Music on the staff is separated by bar lines and double bar lines.

Students complete music handout Scrambled Words (identify the notes in treble clef)

Technology

Keyboarding and Mouse skills with typingweb.com and abcya.com

Objective:  practice mouse and keyboarding

Procedure:  Complete 20 minutes of class using Typing Web; complete the second half of class with abcya.com games

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Volunteers Needed!

Don’t wait until the last minute to get your volunteer hours! Get them done this fall!

 

VOLUNTEERS DESPERATELY NEEDEDThe Lady Wildcats will be hosting volleyball games on  September 20th and September 27th in our school gymnasium and we desperately need volunteers! 

Your child doesn’t have to be on the team to take advantage of this opportunity to earn volunteer hours and help out our volleyball team at the same time.  If you would like to be part of the Wildcat team of helpers check out the information below, and let us know how you can help.

We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for Volleyball Games – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/EuV3af    2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)    3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Spanish Classes for the Week of 9/8

Here is what is planned for Spanish classes this week:

Pre-Kindergarten:  We will begin reading “Manana Iguana” this week, which introduces the Spanish days of the week, and some animal names.

Kindergarten:  Students have been doing a wonderful job learning their Spanish color words.  This week, we will begin working on a Spanish color book that they will be able to bring home when finished.

First Grade:  After our normal conversation, calendar and weather routine, we will make bingo cards for our numbers 1-20.

Second Grade:  We will continue playing number bingo this week to practice Spanish numbers 1-31 after our regular conversation, calendar, and weather routine.

Third Grade:  We finished making our bingo cards during the last Spanish class, so we will play bingo to practice our numbers 1-50, after conversation, calendar and weather.

Fourth Grade:  We have one more week of number bingo to practice our numbers 1-50, once we complete our normal conversation, calendar and weather routine.

Fifth Grade:  We begin lesson 4 in our textbooks this week, and a new Tic-Tac-Do activity will be assigned.  In addition to new vocabulary in this lesson, we will also discuss definite and indefinite articles in more detail.

Sixth Grade:  We begin Unit 1 this week.  Not only will we review articles, nouns, adjectives and agreement, but we will cover vocabulary for common nouns and descriptive adjectives, introducing the Tic-Tac-Do activity assignment.

Seventh Grade:  We begin Unit 1 this week.  The vocabulary in this unit covers past times/hobbies, parts of the body, and sports, and students will complete a Tic-Tac-Do Activity to help them learn the words.  Grammatically, we will review the verb tener.

Eighth Grade:  Students will have a quiz on the review concepts on Monday.  We then begin Lesson 1 in the Textbook covering Interrogative Words.