Week of 4.15 – 4.17

Reminders for the week:

  • Chapter 10 Math test will be on Tues., 4/16 – homework on elapsed time is due on Tuesday – no other written homework will be given this week (other than the Spring/Easter break packet)
  • Walkathon will take place on Tuesday afternoon – please wear your gym uniform OR full school uniform with sneakers ONLYPlease be advised that any hoodies that are not OLCA hoodies will be not be allowed to be worn unless it is a dress down day – sneakers must be according to the handbook guidelines – no neon colors, or colors not listed in the handbook (this means no all red sneakers, all green sneakers, etc.)
  • Spelling word lists will resume the week we return from Easter break – 20-30 minutes of reading every day/night is expected of all students during the break
  • Packets will go home in the blue Parent-Teacher folder on Tuesday, 4/16 – it is due back, completely and neatly done, on April 29 – no exceptions – please reinforce the importance of this packet at home – packets done last minute and/or the day before we return to school will not be as meaningful in reinforcing concepts 
  • Due to potential copyright and sharing issues online, please e-mail me directly at dlobelle@olcacademy.net if you need an e-mailed version of the packet. 
  • Paper forms for the Tablet subscription were sent home to families who have yet to sign up in the past few months. If we do not get almost 100% participation from ALL families, we will not receive 1:1 classroom iPads for the school. A $22 subscription gets your child a $700 iPad. This is a win-win. 
  • Wednesday, the 17th is a HALF DAY dismissal, with NO after-school available. We will be attending Mass at 10 AM. 

Week of 4.8 – 4.12

REMINDER: Our field trip to NYC Transit District 30 is on Friday, the 12th. Please remember: get to school on time, bring a quick snack to eat before we leave (no large drinks please – there is no bathroom on the bus), and don’t worry about lunch – we will eat a lunch provided to us while we are there! Please also note that students are allowed to wear their gym uniform on the trip. There is rain in the forecast for that day, so gym uniform and sneakers will be a better option. We will continue with our regular instruction upon arriving back to school. Chaperones for the trip are: Ms. White, Mr. Abrahams, and Ms. Palacio. 

Common Core ELA Day 1
Math pgs. 607-608
Science quiz tomorrow on Unit 2, Lesson 1 – review the lesson check and round-up pages
Spelling – write definitions and parts of speech for words #1 – #5 (quiz on last week and this week’s words on Friday)
Trip on Friday (wear gym uniform – no lunch needed – it will be provided for us at the office)

Common Core ELA Day 2
Math pgs. 615-616
Spelling – write definitions and parts of speech for words #6-#10 (quiz on last week and this week’s words on Friday)
Trip on Friday (wear gym uniform – no lunch needed – it will be provided for us at the office)

Common Core ELA Day 3 AND Day 4
Spelling – write sentences for words #1-#5
Trip on Friday – chaperones should be in school office at 9AM 

Common Core Day 5
Spelling- sentences #6-#10
Math pgs. 621-622
Any homework not done last night must be done TONIGHT
Wear GYM uniform for the trip tomorrow – NO DRESS DOWN

Week of 4.1 – 4.5

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Reminders: Don’t forget to bring in a 12-inch (or longer) ruler for Monday. It should have an accompanying centimeter side. Please make sure they have a ruler ASAP. 

ELA Daily Common Core Day 1
Spring Word Search 
Write definitions for words 1-5
Math worksheet
Religion quiz tomorrow on Sessions 8 & 9

Common Core Day 2
Math pgs. 589-590
Spelling – definitions for words 6-10
There will not be any after-school sports club tomorrow, 4/3 – NO GYM UNIFORM


Common Core Day 3
Math pgs. 595-596
Spelling – sentences for words 1-5
Science Lesson Review pgs. 97-98


Please wear Gym uniform TODAY – Gym will be today, as it was postponed for Tuesday

Homework for the week of 3/25 – 3/29

Math Exam Update: The Math assessment that was administered today (3/27) will be handed back tomorrow. Due to the exceptionally high class average, test corrections will be not in effect for this particular test. Congratulations to the students who have already worked so hard to improve their third trimester grades with this first math exam! Let’s keep this momentum going!

In the third trimester, Spelling quizzes will be every two weeks, with a more focused look at specific vocabulary words. Our next spelling quiz will be on Friday, March 29. 

Additional math practice can be found at:
Khan Academy

Mega Math

Math pgs. 521-522
ELA Daily Common Core (Day 1)
Spelling: write definitions and sentences for words #1-#10|
Religion: pg. 47

SPART HW – La Tarea Due TOMORROW, Ms Lobelle will collect tomorrow MORNING.

Complete a Word Tree with ALL ten Lent vocabulary words on the paper provided.  Neatness counts!

Math worksheet
ELA Daily Common Core (Day 2)
Spelling: write the parts of speech for each word (adjective, noun, etc.)

ELA Daily Common Core Day 3
Math worksheet
Spelling: write a non-fiction article using at least 5 of your words

  • Please have students bring in a 12-inch ruler no later than Monday, 4/1 – clear rulers are best, but any are acceptable

Homework for the week of 3/18 – 3/22

– ELA Daily Common Core (one section per day)
– Spelling: write a story using at least 6 of your words; it must have a beginning, middle, and end
– Math pgs. 507-508
– You must sign up for report card conferences on the Google Form on this Class Page. Appointments will not be scheduled any other way than this. If you are unable to make it, please e-mail me immediately so we can discuss an alternate time/date. 

Ms. Lobelle’s Report Card Conference Sign-up Form on Google

If you need an appointment time reminder, please e-mail me and I can confirm for you. The appointment time you selected this week is reserved for you, and only you, and will not change, unless you edit it.  I look forward to seeing all of you today!

Please note: If you are are unable to attend for any reason, and need another date and time arranged, please e-mail me at dlobelle@olcacademy.net. 

Report Card Sign-Up

Homework for the week of 3/11 – 3/15

Please subscribe to The Tablet so each student can use a state-of-the-art iPad in class! www.thetablet.org/techgrant

Upcoming assessments:

  • Reading Street test on Special Effects on Tues., 3/12
  • Math test on Chapter 7 on Fri., 3/15


– ELA worksheet on prepositions; test tomorrow
– Math pgs. 463-464; test on Fri.
– Women’s History Month Project begins this week; due 3/18 (they got their person today!)
– Spelling – write words 5x each (1-10)


– ELA worksheet on prefixes
– Math pgs. 469-470; test on Fri.
– Women’s History Month Project begins this week; due 3/18 (they got their poster paper today – please glue onto construction paper)
– Spelling – write words 5x each (11-20)

– ELA worksheet
– Math pgs.475-476; test on Fri.
– Women’s History Month Project due Mon., 3/18
– Spelling – write sentences with words 1-10
– Religion pg. 43

Homework for the week of 3/5 – 3/7

Upcoming Assessments: 
– Spelling Quiz and Reading Street assessment on Thurs., 3/7 (Special Effects in Film and Television)
– Math quiz on Chapter 7 (Lessons 1-6) on Thurs., 3/7

Shortened Spelling List due to the snow day on Monday and Professional Day on Friday:

1. gruesome
2. digital effects
3. illusion
4. props
5. realistic
6. three-dimensional
7. image
8. re-create
9. simulation
10. graphics
11. background
12. landscape
13. miniature
14. prehistoric
15. reassembled

School will be closed on Friday, 3/8 for a Professional Day. 

Math pgs. 443-444
ELA worksheet
Spelling words #1-#5: write sentences
Practice prepositional phrases at home, if needed (this will be on the Reading Street test!)
Math quiz on Thursday on Lessons 7.1-7.6

Math pgs. 449-450
ELA worksheet
Spelling words #6-#10: write sentences
Practice prepositional phrases at home, if needed (this will be on the Reading Street test!)
Math quiz on Thursday on Lessons 7.1-7.6

Homework for week of 2/25-3/1

– ELA worksheet
– Write definitions for words 1-5; write sentences
– Math pg. 420b, answer ALL choices (not just one)
– Test corrections for Math due on Wed. 2/27
– All late packet will receive a ten point deduction for each day late

– ELA worksheet
– Write definitions for words 6-10; write sentences
– Math pgs. 425-426
– Test corrections due tomorrow

– ELA worksheet
– Math pgs. 425-426
– Write definitions for words 11-20; write sentences 

– ELA worksheet
– Math pgs. 437-438
– Write definitions for words 21-25; write sentences
– Spelling quiz TOMORROW; $1 dress down day; FULL day of school

Spelling Words – Week of 2/25 – 3/1

Here are the Spelling words for this week. While I do not typically post the Spelling words online, since there are a few students who will be absent this week, I have posted the words here so that they can keep up with homework assignments! Hope this helps everyone!

Spelling Words

1.     uncover

2.     defrost

3.     uncomfortable

4.     discourage

5.     disadvantage

6.     unfortunate

7.     unfamiliar

8.     disability

9.     discomfort

10.  deodorant

11.  unemployed

12.  deflate

13.  disbelief

14.  unpredictable

15.  disapprove

16.  disappoint

17.  unpleasant

18.  dehydrated

19.  disqualify

20.  undecided

21.  unnecessary*

22.  disobedient*

23.  dehumidifier*

24.  disinfectant*

25.  disenchanted*


*Challenge Words