Fifth: In fifth grade we are finishing up multiplication and have a test on Wednesday. Remember: all students need to complete 100 facts in under 5 minutes by Wednesday! We will then move on to division.
Sixth: In sixth grade we are finishing up our unit on algebra. We will have a test on Wednesday. We will then move on to decimals.
Seventh: In seventh grade we are finishing up our second chapter on integers. We will have a test on Friday.
Eighth: In eighth grade we are working with linear functions this week. We will have a test sometime next week.
This week we will look at coordinating conjunctions and their function in compound sentences. We will also learn other ways to correctly punctuate compound sentences.
Students will have an English test on Friday, September 11, over sentence fragments, simple and compound subjects and predicates, compound subjects and predicates, and simple and compound sentences. We will review in class and students may also see me during recess for any additional help needed.
On Monday, September 14th, students will have a Literature Test over notes taken in class and the reading comprehension strategies – Monitoring comprehension and making connections.
We will begin book work for Vocabulary Unit 2 this week. Test date will be announced to the students.
Students will submit their personal narratives this week. They will also have time to begin working on their independent reading projects (due on September 25th).
Please let me know if you have questions!
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!
Apostles Creed Test – So proud of how well all the students did on their Apostles Creed Test! Great Job!
This week all classes will begin the Act of Contrition.
5th Grade – We are wrapping up our discussion on Stewardship this week. We will finish by doing some scripture search relating to the topic as well as our homework will be reviewing what we have learned. Our next topic will be the topic of Faith and God’s existence.
6th Grade – We are finishing up Stewardship and will be moving on to the topic of the Bible. With these lessons we will focus on the Bible and why it is important to our daily lives. We will also discuss the history and organization of the Bible. This includes the Old and New Testaments, the Literary Forms, and vocabulary associated with the Bible.
7th Grade – 7th Grade is also finishing up Stewardship. We will be talking about Creation, Man’s Existence, and Genesis.
8th Grade – On Monday and Tuesday we are reviewing what we have learned about Stewardship. We are focusing on the 15 Definitions of Stewardship. In addition, the students are working on their Patron Saint Report. This formal report should be a minimum of 2 pages, typed, and double spaced. Please see the student’s confirmation binder for guidelines and content. The report is due Friday, September 4th during Homeroom.
Have a great week!