We will have a lot packed into this short week.
Vocabulary – obviously, recalled, merriment, tangled, gnawing, miserable, cover, circumstances
Spelling – suffixes -ly, -tion, -sion, -ous, -able
angrily location promotion famous precision
basically memorable easily conclusion solvable
erosion attention decision usable courteous
envious gracious luckily flammable pollution
English – combining sentences/ run-on sentences
Science – Chapter Review will be due Friday
Soc. St. – Weather/Climate Natural Resources
Religion – God prepares the people for a savior.
Math – Assessment 2 on Thursday
In Elementary Spanish Classes, grades PK through 3, we have been practicing our basic conversation skills and numbers in Spanish.
In 4th grade Spanish, we are using a basic textbook to start the transition to more academically rigorous Spanish lessons that will begin in 5th grade. We began the Spanish alphabet last week and will continue talking through the letters and letter sounds this week.
All 1st through 4th grade Spanish classes also complete the Spanish calendar every week, including counting the days in Spanish, knowing the days of the week, months of the year, seasons, and weather. Please see your child’s daily AscendSMS notification each Friday for specific comments on what was covered in Elementary School Spanish that day.
5th-8th grade Spanish classes continue to receive 5 vocabulary flashcards per class, and have a 5 word quiz every Wednesday. Students should be practicing words daily to learn and retain these words. It is also important that students have some sort of container to keep their cards (a pencil pouch in the Spanish binder works great!).
Other concepts we are covering in Middle School Spanish right now include:
- 5th Grade – Definite Articles, Masculine vs. Feminine & Singular vs. Plural nouns & adjectives.
- 6th Grade – Telling Time in Spanish (quiz on Wednesday)
- 7th Grade – Conjugating regular -ar verbs in the present tense (quiz on Wednesday)
- 8th Grade – Conjugating regular -ar, -er, and -ir verbs in the present tense; Writing sentences in the affirmative and negative; Forming questions
Prayer recitation is also part of the Spanish curriculum. We will recite the following in Spanish at each grade level:
1st & 2nd grade: Sign of the Cross (will begin after Fall Break)
3rd & 4th grade: Sign of the Cross & Glory Be
5th & 6th grade: Sign of the Cross & Hail Mary
7th & 8th grade: Sign of the Cross & Our Father
Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions about what your child is doing in Spanish!
Fun Run was so much fun!
Vocabulary – These words are in the story this week: companion, concealed, hastened, shuddered, despairing, delivered, flickering, sympathetic
Spelling – Prefixes -re, -dis, -un, -mid :
replace, discount, review, unfold, midterm
rewind, unfair, midlife, displace, untie,
renew, undone, disown, reheat, midnight,
uncover, Midwest, disagree, midway, disappear
English: complete and simple subjects/predicates
Science: Animal/Plant cells
Math: Assessment on Tuesday
This week we will begin full swing into all subjects areas. We also have a busy week with Back To School Night Thursday and the Fun Run on Friday.
Reading: The selections are longer this year. Students should try to read some of the story every night. There will be a selection test every Friday that will include multiple choice and written questions from the story. I will also be giving oral fluency tests throughout the week.
Vocabulary – These words are in the story this week. idly, tides, deserted, dozed, lacking, fiber, pursued, cover
Spelling – Suffixes -ous, -ful, -ly, -ment, -less.
joyous useful lonely dangerous hopeful movement playful
careless freely painful helpless statement hazardous gladly
marvelous fearless treatment suddenly shipment harmless
English: complete subjects/predicates, concrete/abstract nouns
Social Studies: Test over “My World” on Tuesday.
Science: Animal/Plant cells
Religion: Cain and Abel
Math: Commutative property, Multiples of 10, 100, 1000, 10,000, and adding 3 or more digit numbers