I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!
Thank you so much to everyone who was able to come to the Mass and Open House this past Sunday! I really enjoyed seeing all of you at the Open House! I hope everyone enjoyed visiting our classrooms to check out all the wonderful activities and projects that the students have been working very hard on over these past few weeks. The students have been doing a great job on their projects! :)
In Reading last week, we finished up working on our Paper Bag Book Reports. Students brought their book report book with them to class last week while we worked on our projects. We worked on the pictures for our paper bags well as finished up designing the final copy of our Paper Bag Book Reports.
In Reading this week, we will be continuing to focus on our Paper Bag Book Reports. Students will be presenting their Paper Bag Book Reports to the class this week! Students should continue to bring their book report book with them to class this week while we are presenting on our projects. Also, students will be focusing on some interesting facts about their classmates' Book Reports and writing about these during the presentations. We will also have mini question and answer sessions after the presentations. The Paper Bag Book Report was due last week. This week, we will also be working with Raz Kids for Reading Comprehension practice on the ipads as well.
This week, we will be focusing on a word study. We will be working and practicing with certain kinds of words and text that relate to this word study skill and can also be found throughout the story from last week. Our word study for this week focuses on inflected forms with -ed, -ing and -es endings. Students will be locating examples of these kinds of words that are found in our story and discussing the different ways that these kinds of words are formed. Students will also be working on a workbook page that focuses on this word study skill. We will also be working on practicing with SLAM this week.
*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their fifth book report for the month of January. *For this fifth “January Book Report,” students chose a fiction book of their choice. Students should have had their book chosen and read by Tuesday (1/17). We will continue to focus on our book reports in class this week by presenting them to the class. The January Book Report was due by this past Wednesday, January 25th. *Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.*
*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for Accelerated Reading. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.
*Students should now be working on reading books and taking AR quizzes for their 2nd trimester AR requirement.*
4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 2nd Trimester so far:
2 books and AR quizzes were due on Thursday, December 1st.
2 more books and AR quizzes (total of 4 books all together) were due by Thursday, December 22nd.
2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 6 books all together) were due by this past Friday, January 27th.
*2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 8 books all together including at least one nonfiction book) are due by Friday, February 17th.*
In Social Studies last week, we finished up our research, finding pictures, and working on the panels for our State Brochure. We also finished up working on designing the final copy of our State Brochure Project. Our State Brochure Projects were due by this past Friday. We also worked on finishing up our Timeline worksheet and our worksheet about important places that focused on Martin Luther King, Jr. last week as well. Our Martin Luther King, Jr. Project (the Timeline and Important Places worksheets) were due by this past Friday.
In Social Studies this week, we will continue focusing on our State Brochure Projects. Students will be presenting their State Brochure Projects to the class this week! Students should continue to bring any materials with them to class this week while we are presenting on our projects. Also, students will be focusing on some interesting facts about their classmates' State Brochure Projects and writing about these during the presentations. We will also have mini question and answer sessions after the presentations. The State Brochure Project was due on Thursday of last week.
In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 20 spelling words. We will have our twentieth spelling test this Friday, February 3rd on Unit 20.
- This week is Catholic Schools Week! We are looking forward to all the fun activities for this week!
- Schedule for Catholic Schools Week: Monday: "Celebrating Our Service" - "Round-Up" for Ronald McDonald House; Out of Uniform - Western Wear - Tuesday: "Celebrating Our Knowledge" - Scientific fun with an assembly - Wednesday: "Celebrating Our Students" - Roll Out of Bed Day; Breakfast, Buddies and Bingo!; Special Lunch; and St. Rita Band Performance this afternoon - Thursday: "Celebrating Our Faculty and Staff"; and Partner Reading - Friday: "Celebrating Our Falcon Spirit, Fun, and "SOUP"er Bowl Sunday" - Please bring in a can of soup to be donated to a local food pantry and wear your favorite football attire or any SJF spirit wear!
- Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the quizzes/tests that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week.
I hope you have a fantastic week!! :)