Sunday, November 12, 2017

Week of November 13

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Thank you St. Francis families for your generosity at the Bid for the Kids Auction 2017! We are very grateful for your generosity and love for this school.  It is a true blessing. 
With heartfelt gratitude, Mrs. Waters, Miss Neugent, Mrs. Kock
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RELIGION
*Students will complete an Examination of Conscience
*Listen to the story of The Prodigal Son
*Understand why the father in the story was so forgiving
*Connect to the mercy and love of our forgiving father, God

MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Review how to solve frame and arrow tasks
*Practice coin exchanges and how to make values using various combinations of coins
*Unit 3 Review
*Unit 3 Assessment

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini Lesson: Common Nouns vs Proper Nouns

SOCIAL STUDIES
*Veteran's Day remembrance and observation
*Identify state and country capital names and locations on a map
*Using Pebblego, begin to research the roles of a mayor, governor and president

WRITING
*Publish scary stories
*Illustrate a cover
*Free journal writing time
*Author's Chair sharing

Monday, October 30, 2017

Week of October 30

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RELIGION
*Learn about the 10 Commandments and their meaning here and now
*Identify the Great Commandment
*Discuss Jesus as an example of respect and love
*All Saints Project - how are the students everyday saints?

MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Halloween problem solving tasks - solve using pictures, numbers and words
*Begin Unit 3
*Please look for a new family letter
*Students will review hundred, tens and ones place value concepts
*Solve money problems using coins

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini Lesson: Common Nouns vs Proper Nouns

SCIENCE
*Human Body Unit
*Identify the heart, brain, lungs and digestive system on the human body
*Name distinguishing characteristics of each
*Recognize ways to keep each healthy
*Guest Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Cox

WRITING
*Turn scary sentences into scary stories
*Sequence thoughts using a graphic organizer
*Use sight and sound words to enhance stories

Monday, October 23, 2017

Friendly Reminder

Tis the season for head lice!  Please remind your children to keep their hats inside their backpacks or coat pocket during the day, especially since they have locker buddies.  And of course, NO sharing hats!  Check your child's head often to be sure there are no lice. Thank you for your help in keeping everyone healthy!!!
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Week of October 23rd

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RELIGION
*Finish sacraments brochure
*Identify symbols and key words for each of the seven sacraments
*Review why we have sacraments and how they strengthen our faith
*Assessment this week ~ look for a study guide to come home!

MATH
*Begin weekly time tests
*Tests will be given at each students' readiness level
*Objective is to solve any given addition/subtraction fact within three seconds
*Finish Unit 2
*Review and Assessment this week

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini Lesson: Opinion writing

SCIENCE
*Human Body Unit
*Identify skin, bones and muscles on the human body
*Name distinguishing characteristics of each
*Recognize ways to keep each healthy

WRITING
*Silly sentences based on the book Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers
*Choose a silly sentence to turn into a story
*Edit and publish silly sentence stories
*Create a cover during technology class with Mr. Southward

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Week of October 17th

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RELIGION
*Begin Reconciliation Preparation
*Define "sacrament" in the church
*Create a sacraments brochure to support student learning
*Identify symbols and key words for each of the seven sacraments

MATH
*Name collection boxes: identify multiple ways to "name" a number
*Review how to solve "frame and arrow" problems
*Practice "What's my Rule?" boxes - manipulating operations (+/-)

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini Lesson: Opinion writing

SCIENCE
*Human Body Unit
*Identify the smallest living part of the human body: cells
*Yeast experiment
*Germs experiment
*Students will practice steps of the scientific method during experiments

WRITING
*Silly sentences based on the book Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers
*Choose a silly sentence to turn into a story

Monday, October 2, 2017

Feast of St. Francis

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Week of October 2nd

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RELIGION
*Chapter Three: God's Word
*Introduce and discuss The Beatitudes
*Rosary on Tuesday, October 3rd
*Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with Mass
*Create images on how to be "instruments of peace"

MATH
*Review doubles facts = doubles answers will always be even
*Doubles + or - one answers will always be even
*Introduce the nines trick to solve +9 facts
*Review how to use addition facts to solve subtraction facts = fact families

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini Lesson: Identifying challenges characters face and their responses

SOCIAL STUDIES
*Community Unit
*Use PebbleGo on iPads to support student learning
*Identify how we use characteristics of citizens in our community, school and home

WRITING
*Add sight and sound words to personal stories
*Halloween writing activity "Who's behind the mask?"