Sunday, February 4, 2018

Week of February 5th

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RELIGION
*Holy Trinity Review and Assessment
*Begin First Eucharist preparation
*Renewal of Baptismal promises in class
*Identify family and friends who will support the students in their preparation

MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Subtraction number stories/models
*Calculating multiples in a group (ex: # wheels on 4 cars = 16)
*Identifying arrays and array number stories

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini-Lesson: Prefixes and their meaning

SCIENCE
*Define a habitat
*Identify what an animal needs from its habitat
*Habitats study: forests, polar, pond, ocean, desert, savanna
1. Determine important characteristics
2. Name animals that live there
3. Identify where in the world

WRITING
*Animal Research Project
*Choose an animal of interest
*Read text and determine text features
*Record animal facts to use for a report

Saturday, January 27, 2018

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK!

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Monday: CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN OUR COMMUNITY
*Wear a shirt for a program you do! Dress Code bottoms.
*Students will be making cards for guests at the Central Iowa Homeless Shelter 

Tuesday: CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN OUR STUDENTS
 *Spirit wear with bottoms of choice
*Students will go to the movie Wonder

Wednesday: CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN OUR NATION
 *Dress-up for Jesus
*Students will honor and bless parents in our school who serve and work as first responders in the community and nation
*11:30 Dismissal

Thursday: CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN OUR VACTIONS
 *Wear what you want to be when you grow-up!
*Students will determine their "Why" 
*View a "What's your Why" video put together by St. Francis to show all of the vocations present in our faith community

Friday: CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN OUR STAFF, VOLUNTEERS
*Jeans/athletic wear
*Staff kickball game for students to view
*All school BINGO

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As we help the students celebrate National Catholic Schools Week, we wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU!  Thank you for sending your children to St. Francis, and thank you for allowing us the gift of teaching them each day.  We each feel very blessed to be at St. Francis, and we love the work we are able to do.  Each day brings us a new adventure. The smiles, joys, good days, hard days, best days and ordinary days are precious.
Let's have a FUN Catholic Schools Week!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Week of January 22nd

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RELIGION
*Holy Trinity Unit
*Identify Jesus as the Son
*Discuss different names Jesus had throughout his life
*Identify God as the Holy Spirit
*Apple analogy to help students understand the Trinity

MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Learn what Symmetry is and how to identify it in shapes
*Unit 5 Review and Assessment
*Friday: Game Day!

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini-Lesson: Continue to apply non-fiction text features

SOCIAL STUDIES
*Continents and Oceans Review
*Continents and Oceans Assessment

WRITING
*Paragraph Mini-Unit
*Learn how to use a topic sentence, supporting details and an ending sentence
*Recognize that a paragraph focuses on one main idea

Monday, January 15, 2018

Week of January 16th

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RELIGION
*Holy Trinity Unit
*Identify Jesus as the Son
*Discuss the importance of a name
*List important roles Jesus played in his life
*Name homework assignment

MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Creating quadrangles using triangles
*Three dimensional shapes: names and features
*Comparing two and three dimensional shapes

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini-Lesson: Non-fiction text features review and assessment

SOCIAL STUDIES
*Continents study
*Identify the names of continents and oceans
*Learn fun facts about each continent
*Sing continents song to support learning

WRITING
*Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day
*I have a dream writing activity
*Finish reading and writing about polar animals
*Turn facts into statements using transition words

Monday, January 8, 2018

Week of January 8th

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RELIGION
*Holy Trinity Unit
*Identify God as the Father
*List characteristics of a parent and God
*Learn about John Bosco as a loving parent

MATH
*Weekly time tests continue
*Parallel vs non-parallel lines
*Explorations Day
*Distinguishing features and names of quadrangles

DAILY 5
*Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work & Listen to Reading
*Mini-Lesson: Non-fiction text features

SOCIAL STUDIES
*Continents study
*Identify the names of continents and oceans
*Learn fun facts about each continent
*Sing continents song to support learning

WRITING
*Non-fiction writing unit
*Learn about polar lands and animals
*Record facts as statements
*Turn facts into a written summary

Happy New Year

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Grinch Day

Tuesday, December 19th, 
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“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! 
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. 
What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!”