Homework for Spirit Week – 2/11 – 2/15

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Reminders:

  • We will have a LATE ARRIVAL on Tuesday, the 12th due to the winter weather warning. Students should be at school by 9:30 am. Classes will not begin until after 9:30 am so please be careful and take your time!
  • Spirit Week begins this week. Students can pay $10 upfront and dress down for each specific day’s theme OR they can pay $2 for each day they want to participate in. Please check the handout that was distributed on Thursday for each day’s theme.
  • Progress Reports will go home in your child’s planner on Monday, the 11th. These must be signed and returned to me on Tuesday, the 12th. 
  • Students are welcome to bring treats and valentines for the class on 2/14, as long as they bring enough for everyone in the class. 
  • Friday, 2/15 is a half day dismissal, with students being dismissed at 11:45 am.
  • Black History Month Research Projects are due on Monday, the 11th. Students should be ready and able to present information that they learned about their chosen historical figure to the class. This will be part of their grade.
  • A mid-winter break packet will be distributed to the students this week. It will include additional practice in fractions, mixed numbers, grammar, and cursive. This will be due back to me on Monday, 2/25. 
  • Students have two assessments this week – an ELA assessment for the Mahalia Jackson unit on Thursday, the 14th and the Chapter 6 Mathematics test on Friday, the 15th. Anyone not in school on the days of these assessments will make-up the test the next day they are in school.

Monday:
– Math pgs. 399-400
Chapter 6 Math test will be administered on Friday, 2/15 
– Mahalia Jackson Reading Street test on Thursday, 2/14
– Social Studies Reading Comprehension (reading passage and questions)

Tuesday: 
– Math pgs. 405-406
– Verb ending worksheet
– Chapter 6 Math test will be administered on Friday, 2/15 
– Mahalia Jackson Reading Street test on Thursday, 2/14

Wednesday:
– Math pgs. 411-412
– Prepositions worksheet
– Chapter 6 Math test will be administered on Friday, 2/15 
– Mahalia Jackson Reading Street test tomorrow
– Valentines Day treats welcome tomorrow for the class! Tomorrow is Pajama Day for the students for Spirit Week as well.

Thursday:
– Science Smart Kids Survey is due tomorrow
– Study and practice for the Math test tomorrow; complete pg. 410 for additional practice
– Reading for Success form is due tomorrow (Six Flags)
– Packet for mid-winter break were sent home today
– Friday will be a HALF DAY dismissal

Friday:
Packets are due back on Monday, 2/25 – no exceptions
All students absent on Friday for the Math test will take that test the FIRST day they return to school

Homework for week of 2/4-2/8

Image result for chinese new yearMonday:
Math pgs. 373-374
Reading Street packet (ONE PAGE PER NIGHT – IN ORDER OF PACKET – one sheet is due back every day, but keep packet stapled)
Social Studies packet is in folders now – project due on Mon. 2/11 – NO EXCEPTIONS
Spelling: 1-10; write definitions for first 10 words; please practice spelling words every night
Science: Bright yellow pledge form is due (parent signature is all that is needed); survey is due 2/15 based on Kit Installation 

Tuesday:
Math pgs. 379-380
Reading Street packet (ONE PAGE PER NIGHT – IN ORDER OF PACKET)
Social Studies packet IN FOLDER – project due on Mon. 2/11 – NO EXCEPTIONS
Spelling words: 11-20; write definitions
Science: Student Survey is due 2/15 based on Kit installation

Wednesday:
Math pgs. 387-388
Reading Street packet (ONE PAGE PER NIGHT)
Social Studies project due on Mon. 2/11
Spelling words: 21-25; write definitions
Science: Student Survey is due 2/15 (but is accepted anytime before that date as well)

Thursday:
Math pgs. 393-394
Reading Street packet (due tomorrow)
Social Studies project due on Mon. 2/11 – COMPLETE and FREE FROM ERRORS!
Spelling words: write all words 5 times each in Sp notebook
Science: Student Survey is due 2/15 (but is accepted anytime before that date as well)
Six Flags Read to Succeed logs are due by 2/15 (accepted now!)

 

Free Dress Down on 1/31/19

Parents/Guardians: Students can dress down for free tomorrow, Thursday 1/31, due to the expected temperatures of -15 degrees!

Please dress WARMLY!

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Homework for 1/28 – 2/1

Monday:
ELA:
Reading Street worksheet; Waterhouse Hawkins test corrections due on Wednesday
Spelling: Write COMPLETE sentences – not phrases – with words #1 – #10 in Sp. notebook (Mahalia Jackson Unit begins today)
Math: #5-10 on pg. 353; pgs. 355-356; ensure that fraction strips come to and from school every single day INTERACTIVE FRACTION STRIPS SITE
Religion: Paragraph Prompt (on looseleaf): Many people believe that being kind to one another is important. Think about how kindness can make our world a better place. Write a paragraph (6-8 sentences) explaining how being kind to others will make our world better.

Tuesday (NO GYM TODAY so do not wear gym uniform):
ELA: Reading Street worksheet; Waterhouse Hawkins test corrections due on Wednesday
Spelling: Write COMPLETE sentences – not phrases – with words #11 – #20 in Sp. notebook 
Math: QUESTIONS 11-17 on pgs. 353-354; ensure that fraction strips come to and from school every single day

Wednesday: 
ELA: Reading Street worksheet
Spelling: Write COMPLETE sentences – not phrases – with words #21-25 in Sp. notebook ; put all words in ABC (alphabetical) order
Math: pgs. 361-362; ensure that fraction strips come to and from school every single day

Thursday: 
Reading Street worksheet
Write a fiction story using at least 15 of your words
Math pgs. 367-368
Social Studies Project is scheduled to go home tomorrow as well as the Con-Ed Science kit – stay tuned!
Spelling Quiz tomorrow on this week’s words

Catholic Schools Week 1/28 – 2/1

Academic Activities All Week
Free Dress Up All Week

Monday, January 28
Religion Day

“One Good Deed” activities displayed in auditorium

Liturgy: 1 PM at St. Teresa of Avila Church

Tuesday, January 29
English Language Arts Day
Spelling Bees

Grades 3-5: 10 AM

Class 5-1 will be represented by Geanna A., Gursimran K., and Joandra L.

Wednesday, January 30
Mathematics Day
Math Bees

Grades 3-5: 10 AM

Class 5-1 will be represented by Aiden D., Joandra L. and Modupe O.

Thursday, January 31
Social Studies Day

Research Symposium: Grades 2, 4, 6, 8

Class 5-1 will receive a Social Studies Project soon (project distribution postponed due to high number of absences today). 

Friday, February 1
Science Day
Science Fair: Grades 1, 3, 5, 7

Best 5 projects from each class displayed in auditorium from 9 AM – 10:30 AM

Class 5-1 Science Fair participants are: Joandra L., Chantal M., Modupe O., Olivia S. and Ethyn W. Congratulations to them and to ALL who did such a wonderful job for our first ever Science Fair!

Homework for 1/22 – 1/25

Tuesday:
Religion: One Good Deed Project due on Thursday
Math: pages 575-576; Chapter 9 test on Thursday
ELA: In notebook, answer question 5 on page 412; review for test tomorrow on Waterhouse Hawkins

Wednesday:
Religion:  One Good Deed Project due tomorrow; page 133 in workbook (relates to One Good Deed)
Math: Chapter 9 test tomorrow; review worksheet in folder; review Chapter 9 Review Test at home

Thursday:
Religion One Good Deed Project due today
Dress down day tomorrow for $1

 

 

Homework for 1/18-1/21

MLK Jr Quote: "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."

Students should be working on the following over the long weekend:

  • All remaining components of the Science Fair Project are due on Tuesday, Jan. 22. They should be able to deliver an oral presentation regarding their project and their fully completed tri-board must be turned in. Please follow ALL guidelines given in the packet. The packet has all the information you need to know, so please review it carefully.
  •  The One Good Deed Project is being sent home today. This is due on Thursday, Jan. 24. Please follow all guidelines. The essay and illustration or pasted photo handout (in their folders) must be turned in by Thursday. Ms. Evans, one of our Curriculum Leaders and the head coordinator of this project, is also asking that students create a creative additional piece for this – a small posterboard, a decorated poem, a collage, a banner, anything to “jazz up” your One Good Deed project. If you have any questions, please e-mail her directly at mevans@olcacademy.net
  • Math pgs. 569-570; please begin reviewing Chapter 9 for the test that will be administered on Jan. 24
  • Reading Street test on Waterhouse Hawkins will be administered on Wed., Jan. 23 (reading the story over the long weekend would be wise; it can also be found as a read-aloud on YouTube – with parent’s permission, of course)

Homework for week of 1/14 – 1/17

Reminders: School is closed on Friday, 1/18 for a Professional Day (for teachers) as well as on Monday, 1/21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Due to the shortened week, the Spelling quiz (of 20 words) will be on Thursday, 1/17. 

The remaining components of the Science Fair Project will be due on the day we return from the long weekend, Tuesday, 1/22. 

Monday: 
ELA: Reading Street worksheet; Spelling words 1-7: definitions & sentences
Math: pgs. 555-556
Science: Work on remainder of Science Fair Project work due 1/22

Tuesday: 
ELA: Reading Street worksheet; Spelling words 8-13: definitions & sentences
Math: pgs. 557-558
Science: Work on remainder of Science Fair Project work due 1/22

Wednesday:
ELA: Reading Street worksheet; Spelling words 14-20: definitions & sentences
Math: pgs. 563-564
Science: Work on remainder of Science Fair Project work due 1/22

Thursday:
Spelling Quiz

Looking Ahead:
All remaining components of the Science Fair Project are due on Tues., 1/22
Waterhouse Hawkins Reading Street assessment on Wed., 1/23
Chapter 9 Math Test on Thurs., 1/24

Homework for the week of 1/7/19 – 1/11/19

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Monday:

  • ELA – Reading Street worksheet – new unit begins today
    Spelling words – write definitions for words #1 – #1o
    Reading Street test today on Leonardo’s Horse
  • Math – review sheet on dividing decimals; prepare for re-test on Wed.
  • Science – work on Science Fair Project – the typewritten report is due on 1/14 – all information is located inside the Science Fair Project packet – please e-mail me ASAP with any questions

Tuesday:

  • ELA – Reading Street worksheet 
    Spelling words – write definitions for words #11-#20
  • Math – review sheet on dividing decimals; prepare for re-test on Wed.
  • Science – work on Science Fair Project – the typewritten report is due on 1/14 – all information is located inside the Science Fair Project packet – please e-mail me ASAP with any questions

Wednesday: 

  • ELA – Reading Street worksheet 
    Spelling words – write definitions for words #21-#25; write sentences for these words as well
  • Math – re-test on Chapter 5 – dividing decimals today
  • Science – work on Science Fair Project – the typewritten report is due on 1/14 – all information is located inside the Science Fair Project packet – please e-mail me ASAP with any questions

Chapter 5 Mathematics Test

The Chapter 5 Mathematics test on dividing decimals will be re-administered on Wednesday, January 9. Far too many students did not practice this material over Christmas break, and therefore, greatly struggled with the test given last Thursday.

We will review the material that was tested last week in-class on both Monday and Tuesday. New material in Chapter 9 will be on hold until dividing decimals is mastered. 

Please encourage your child to study and practice dividing decimals at home.