Students may wear orange or black on Halloween, no costumes. They may also bring a treat to share.
*Please remind your student to wear their SJF fleece or gym sweatshirt if they get cool in class.*
- We will have a quiz on Tuesday, Oct. 29 covering lessons 1, 2, & 3. I will post vocabulary to review on Google Classroom.
- Monday we will have a quizizz review game, students will be able to take the quizizz until they reach 93% or higher.
- Wednesday will begin a lesson on the history of Halloween
- Friday we will begin learning about the Spanish in North America
- This week will be learning about Menes and the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt.
- Government and religion will be studied this week as well.
- We talked last week about our research project for Egypt, students can bring in an empty cereal box that we will use.
We continue working with 8 types of Figurative Language this week. However, students will also be introduced to other types such as oxymoron and symbolism (which will play a significant role in our next class novel, which will begin next week!)
With Halloween this week, we will incorporate some spooky figurative language activities and creative writing too.
5th grade- We will have an open note test on Physical and Chemical changes on Tuesday. Wednesday we will begin to discuss whether something is metal or nonmetal and why the periodic table is set up the way it is. This will lead us to our culminating project on Elements.
6th grade- We will start talking about the Lunar cycle. We will complete an inquiry lab on Tuesday on the Moon phases. I am really looking forward to this unit, it is one of my favorites to teach!! Watch out for your child to start busting out the moon phases rap!!
Learning to fluently add and subtract fractions will be the area of concentration this week in the 6th grade textbook. Tuesday, the students will receive an independent extension project based on multiplying and dividing fractions, the concept we recently covered the last couple of weeks in our current math unit. The students will have two weeks to complete the project and turn it in by Tuesday, November 12th. They can acquire help from parents, siblings, tutors, teachers, etc. on it. All instructions and directions will be explained in class and are included in the introduction to the packet. They will also be given time to work in class on Wednesday. We will be doing a special geometric Halloween project on Thursday and will finish the week on Friday with a day of learning Egyptian math to coincide with the students' study of Egypt in their social studies unit.
Estimating and dividing problems that have two-digit divisors will be covered in our classroom study this week. On Tuesday, the students will receive an independent extension project based on long division using multi-digit divisors. The students will have two weeks to complete the project and submit it by Tuesday, November 12th. They can get help from parents, siblings, tutors, teachers, etc. on it. All instructions and directions will be explained in class and are included in the introduction to the packet. They will also be given class time to work on the project on Wednesday. We will be doing a special geometric Halloween project on Thursday. Friday, we will continue our study of Chapter 2 with more practice on dividing with multi-digit divisors.
The students are writing persuasive essays this week called, “Don’t Carve Me!”
We will share these stories in class on Thursday!
Book Clubs officially start this week. Today, all students should have a copy of the novel they will be using for the next few weeks. Our goal for this unit is analyzing themes across genres. We continue our work on annotating the as text we read. The students are studying exemplar text, annotating what works for their own writing.
This week our goal will be to understand/interpret a story by paying attention to not only characters, but also plot, setting and repeating objects in a story.
Our mentor text to accompany this unit is Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate. Please consider this book as a topic of conversation at your dinner table.
This week we will continue with Chapter 4 in our Religion books. The Religion test from last week proved to be a little difficult. The students were offered extra credit to bring their scores up. I will enter the new scores into Power School tonight. The different types of Sacramentals were a little confusing for some. We will go over these a little more this week. The students' excitement for the scapulars was fun to see! Also in Chapter 4, we studied a reading from the Book of Revelation. At Friday's All School Mass for All Saints Day, this reading will be featured.
The 6th graders will continue rehearsing with Ms. Chermak this week for Friday's All School Mass. If available, please join us at 1:00 for our All Saints Day. Mass.