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Lenten Pretzels for Sale

Lenten Pretzels

Pretzels are traditional Lenten food because they don’t contain any of the ingredients that were forbidden during Lent. In the Middle Ages, pretzels were the food of the poor during Lent; now they’re a popular food. Their shape reminds us of praying arms. In fact, the word pretzel comes from a Latin word meaning folded arms.

Third grade will be incorporating this Lenten practice into our classroom. The students will be making pretzels to sell to students during snack time.

What: Third Grade is selling Pretzels

When: March 15, 2017

Where: SJV

How Much: $0.50/pretzel or 3/$1.00

Proceeds: Catholic Charities Refugee Program

For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited Me.’…


Art Update!

Hello all,

I previously posted the wrong link, but now I have fixed it!! Also, the assignment won’t be due until Monday, February 6.  You will not have me, so it will be up to you to bring the assignment to me!!  Here is the video link again.

Art 2 Point Perspective Project

Hello all!

Here is a link to the 2 Point Perspective Art Project.  It will be due for grades 5, 6, and 8 on Thursday, February 2!!!

Remember to not only complete the cityscape, but to also color it (as a cityscape) with crayons or colored pencil!!

Social Studies update


6th grade has started learning about Ancient Greece.  They will also be creating presentations on Greek Mythology.  They are researching a topic and will present it to the class on Greek Day, January 19th!



7th grade will begin a unit learning about Russia.  We will be learning about the differences and similarities in Russia as time has passed.  Look for their “nesting dolls” in the hallway!


5th and 8th grade are beginning to learn about happenings and philosophies that lead to the Civil War.  This unit will take a few weeks.  Both grades will be ready for a test towards the end of this week.  Next week we will start discussing important events of the Civil War!

Language Arts Update – November 28-December 2

Students will be finishing up their first group readings this week.  They have thoroughly enjoyed reading together, and they have already started asking about the next group book.

We will also be working on adjectives and adverbs – hopefully finishing before our exams.

Students will also have a test over Unit 6 Vocabulary this week – Be prepared!
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Mrs. Roberts