Thank you to everyone who participated in our Catholic Schools Week festivities last week! We had a great week celebrating our students, parents, faculty and staff, pastor, and grandparents! We have so much to be thankful for here at SJV! We have a busy week ahead! Here’s what’s going on this week:
Due to the short and busy week last week, the Reading and Spelling tests will be today, Monday 2/2. We will have this week’s Reading and Spelling tests on Friday, as usual!
Math: This week we will continue to study fractions! There will be a fractions quiz on Tuesday over adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators and unlike denominators, as well as identifying the shaded region of a picture. Look for a short “study guide” to be coming home today! The rest of the week we will explore converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa, as well as arrays and finding their dimensions.
Reading: We are reading Magnetism this week and learning about magnets and their properties! We will be focusing on summarizing important portions of the story as we go!
Spelling: Our words this week are root words plus prefixes. We will be learning about the meanings of different prefixes as well as how the adding of these prefixes can change the spelling of the root word. The spelling list will be coming home today! Study those words at home!
Grammar: We will have a types of sentences quiz on Tuesday, so be looking for a short “study guide” to come home today! This week we will be identifying simple and complete subjects and predicates within sentences.
Writing: For the next two weeks, we will be working on descriptive paragraphs. We will use our writing process to create descriptive paragraphs on a topic of our choice! We will also be exploring the descriptive writing of other authors to help inspire us!
Science: We are finishing our chapter on weather and weather patterns this week, and will be taking our Chapter 1 Test on Monday, February 9th. This week we will finish up the chapter, learn about air pressure and how to measure it, and reviewing for the test! Keep up the studying at home!
Social Studies: This week we will spend time learning about the regions of Tennessee, Sumner county’s surrounding counties, and the states that surround our state! We will also begin the preparation for our exciting BizTown field trip! This trip is a great experience for our 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students, and will take place in mid-April. Look in your Wednesday folder this week for more information on the program sponsored by Junior Achievement!
Religion: This week we will begin to look closely at the Ten Commandments, God’s laws for His people. We will begin with the first three commandments, through which God teaches us how to love Him!
Sunday 2/8 SJV Open House, 1-4pm
Monday 2/9 CIA meeting, 6pm (hosted by 6th grade)
Friday 2/13 NO SCHOOL (Faculty Inservice)
Monday 2/16 NO SCHOOL (Presidents’ Day)
Wednesday 2/18 Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent)