Sunday, March 19, 2017

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th for March 20 to 24

Dear Parents,
         This Monday, March 20th., I will not be in school since it is my turn to attend the Grade Level Meeting. There will be a substitute teacher. The previous meeting I was going to attend was cancelled.
         Please be aware that those receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the FIRST time will have their special ceremony this Thursday at 11:00, and probably will be allowed to leave afterward for the day to celebrate with their family.
Please remember that the work assigned on Thursday from the New York State Exam for all classes is due. Please hold work till I return on Tuesday!
         Due to the snow day on Tues.and the Baptism ceremonies on Thurs. most work had to rescheduled once again.  I am posting the I ready lesson that I assigned last week. I posted it early since the lessons take over an hour and should be done carefully! IT MUST BE COMPLETED BY WEDNESDAY! There will be a Religion quiz on Friday for all classes.

FOURTH GRADE
3/21 There is an I-ready lesson on comparing/contrasting assigned to you.  It requires close reading and is NOT easy so please complete it carefully.

3/23 Religion Quiz on Friday.  Study textbook pp. 238 to 242 on Triduum and pp.308 to 310 on Easter.  Also practice at least 30 definitions on Fourth grade vocabulary flashcards as shown in class.

THIRD GRADE
3/21 There is an I-ready lesson on comparing/contrasting assigned to you.  It requires close reading and is NOT easy so please complete it carefully.

3/23 Religion Quiz on Friday. Study textbook pp. 238 to 240 on Three Days and pp.308 to 310 on Easter.  Also practice at least 30 definitions on  Third grade vocabulary flashcards as shown in class.


SECOND GRADE
3/21 There is an I-ready lesson on comparing/contrasting assigned to you.  It requires close reading and is NOT easy so please complete it carefully.

3/23 Religion Quiz on Friday. Study textbook pp. 238 to 240 on Three Days and pp.308 to 310 on Easter and review Chapter 18 on the Liturgy of the Eucharist and notes on the order of the Mass in notebook.


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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th for March 13 to 17.

Dear Parents,
         This week the  second, third and fourth will be completing a module (or domain) assessment based on the work they have been doing in class and these will be counted as quizzes.  The second  grade will be taking a Social Quiz as well on Chapter 8 (please see below for a guideline).  I was not able to see the third grade at all on Friday due to a meeting followed by Stations of the Cross; therefore work has been rescheduled and the Religion quiz will be given on Monday!
          Dismissal on Monday is at 12:00.  On Thursday I will NOT be at school since it is my turn to attend the Grade level meeting all teachers are  required to attend. On Friday school is closed. I WILL BE ASSIGNING HOMEWORK ON THURSDAY SO PLEASE CHECK BACK.  I strongly recommend that all students work on IXL and I -Ready since the ELA State Exam is about 10 days away!

FOURTH GRADE
3/14 ELA - In Progress Book study well pp. 90 to 93.  On ONE loose leaf  answer Guided Practice sections #1 to 3 on pp. 90, 91, 92, 93. On p. 95, AFTER READING DIRECTIONS, rewrite the paragraph correctly.

3/16  Click on this link to see released test questions from 2016 ELA State Exam: Fourth Grade 2016 ELA State Exam Sample Questions  In Book 2  read story on pp. 7-9 and on p. 10 answer #32-33.   Read story on pp. 11-12 and answer on p. 13 #34 (3 bullets).    In Book 3 read story on pp. 2-4 and on p. 5 answer #35-36.    Read on pp. 6-7 and on p 8 answer # 37-38.    Read pp. 9-11 and on p. 12-13 answer #39-40 (3 bullets) .
You may print out the pages and answer questions on the print outs or if necessary read on line and answer questions neatly on loose  leaf.  We will review all answers next week.  You will receive a grade on your work!

3/21 There is an I-ready lesson on comparing/contrasting assigned to you.  It requires close reading and is NOT easy so please complete it carefully.  It is all in preparation for the ELA State Exam just a few days from now!

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THIRD GRADE
3/14 ELA - In Progress Book study well pp. 134 to 137.  On ONE loose leaf answer Independent Practice sections # 1 to 5 on  pp. 134, 135, 136, and 137. BE SURE TO REFER BACK TO GUIDED INSTRUCTION ON THE TOP OF EACH PAGE.


3/16  Click on this link to see released test questions from 2016 ELA State Exam: Third Grade ELA 2016 State Exam Question Samples   In Book 2 read story pp. 6-7 and answer on p. 8 # 32-33. Also read story on pp. 9-10 and answer on p. 11 #34 (3 bullets)     In Book 3 read story on pp. 2-3 and answer on p. 4  #35-36.   Read story on pp. 5-6 and on p. 7 answer #37-38.   Read story on pp. 8-10 answer questions on pp 10-11  #39-40  (3 bullets). You may print out the pages and answer questions on the print outs or if necessary read on line and answer questions neatly on loose  leaf.  We will review all answers next week.  You will receive a grade on your work!

3/21 There is an I-ready lesson on comparing/contrasting assigned to you.  It requires close reading and is NOT easy so please complete it carefully.  It is all in preparation for the ELA State Exam just a few days from now!


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SECOND GRADE
3/13 Social Studies is on Tuesday!  Study following vocabulary:  anthem, recycle, pledge, liberty, allegiance,  pledge, volunteer, resident,  naturalized citizen
Know the definition of the three DOCUMENTS:  Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.  Be able to describe each of the following SYMBOLS:  flag, Liberty Bell, Great Seal,  Uncle Sam.  Be able to write out three things a person must do to become a naturalized citizen.

3/16 ELA-  Study all vocabulary definitions and notes in Domain 11 section for assessment next week.  Although the following is third grade work, I recommend that second graders begin practicing for the state test so please do the following homework and bring it in on Monday.
  Click on this link to see released test questions from 2016 ELA State Exam: Third Grade ELA 2016 State Exam Question Samples   In Book 2 read story pp. 6-7 and answer on p. 8 # 32-33. Also read story on pp. 9-10 and answer on p. 11 #34 (write paragraph of 6 sentences on all three bullets).
You may print out the pages and answer questions on the print outs or if necessary read on line and answer questions neatly on loose  leaf.  We will review all answers next week.  You will receive a grade on your work!

3/21 There is an I-ready lesson on comparing/contrasting assigned to you.  It requires close reading and is NOT easy so please complete it carefully.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grades for March 6 to 10

Dear Parents,
          Please remember that all four quizzes (five from 2nd) are due back signed on Monday.  Also, second graders need to bring back their Progress Report signed. THERE WILL BE LENTEN CONFESSIONS FOR THIRD AND FOURTH GRADERS ON TUESDAY AT 9;00. A reminder to FOURTH GRADERS to complete the first paragraph of their thought question from Friday's lesson on Achieve 3000.  This week we will complete the second paragraph and move on!
          Due to celebrations for Hippie Day on Tuesday and Dr. Seuss Birthday on Thursday, Social Studies classes will need to be made up this week and the SS quiz will be rescheduled for next week,  ALL C LASSES SHOULD REVIEW THE RELIGION CHAPTERS ASSIGNED LAST WEEK.  FOURTH GRADES NEED TO MEMORIZE ALL EIGHT BEATITUDES AND STUDY THE MEANING OF THE TERMS.

FOURTH GRADE
3/7 Religion - On ONE loose leaf  answer text p. 42 and p. 230 Chapter Reviews.  Review Chapter 19 and 20 for quiz on Friday.  MEMORIZE THE EIGHT BEATITUDES AND WHAT THE TERMS MEAN. Some students need to rewrite or complete copying these in their notebook. Please LOOK!
Review notes on Lent in the notebook.

3/9  ELA - In Progress Book study pp. 47, 48, and 49 on the top!  Then on ONE loose leaf answer p. 47 Independent Practice #1 to 3.   On p. 48 do  Independent Practice #1 to 3.   On p. 49 do Guided Practice only #1 to 4.  DO CAREFULLY AND NEATLY!  Also remember Religion quiz is tomorrow!
Next week there will be an ELA quiz on Tuesday.

THIRD GRADE
3/7 Religion - On ONE loose leaf answer text p. 180 and 182.  Review Chapters 15 and 20 for quiz on Friday. Review notes on Lent in the notebook.

3/9 ELA - In Progress Book study pp. 223, 224, and 225.  The on ONE looseleaf answer p. 223 Guided Practice #1 to 4.   On p. 224 do Guided Practice #1 to 4.   On p. 225 do Independent Practice # 1 to 5.  DO CAREFULLY AND NEATLY!   Also remember Religion quiz is tomorrow!
Next week there will be an ELA quiz on Tuesday.



SECOND GRADE
3/7 Religion - In the Religion book answer pp. 204 and 206.  Review Chapters 17 and 20 for quiz on Friday. Review notes on Lent in the notebook.

3/9 ELA- In Progress Book study pp. 94, 96, and 192.  Then on ONE loose leaf answer p. 99 # 1 to 8  and on p. 197 # 1 to 9 (answers only). Also remember Religion quiz is tomorrow!
Next week there will be a Social Studies quiz on Chapter 8 on Tues. and ELA quiz on Wed.

***On every Thursday the students in the sacramental program will be leaving class to practice singing from 1:00 to 1:45 with Ms. Alma  These students will need to complete any Handwriting or Religion pages they miss in class for homework.  I will be checking that it is completed. For today it is to complete p. 40 in Handwriting and read Chapter 18 in Religion. You may read Chapter 18 over the weekend if you wish.  I will give an assessment on Monday.


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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Feb. 27th to Mar. 3rd

third grade lesson planDear Parents,
         This week we are beginning the Church season of Lent so we will have Mass this Ash Wednesday at 10:30. We are celebrating Hippie Day on Tuesday so children may dress up for this event. We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss' Day on Thursday and students may also dress up as characters from this author's  books on that day.    Progress Reports will be given out this Friday.  These must be signed and returned next Monday.  SINCE THE FOURTH GRADE WAS SPLIT UP DUE TO TEACHER'S ABSENCE, I WILL NEED TO GIVE THEM THE ELA QUIZ ON MONDAY.  SECOND GRADE WILL BE TAKING THE DOMAIN 2 TEST ON MONDAY.

Please see below for this week's homework:

FOURTH GRADE
2/28 Religion- Study Chapter 19 (eighth commandment) and 20 (Lent) for quiz next week. In the Religion notebook under the aim given in class copy each Beatitude and under each copy how to live that Beatitude from p. 35 in your textbook.  STUDY WHAT YOU COPIED!!!

3/1 Recent quizzes in ELA and Religion are being sent home today (two in each subject).  Please review them well, especially the writing section. Some students are failing to answer ALL parts of the question, or not reading and following directions correctly. I explained to them how extremely important this is! Please return all quizzes signed by Monday.
3/1 In Grammar Workshop study how to write a friendly letter and a business letter on p.216. Then on looseleaf write a full heading.  Read the directions on the top of p. 219 and choose to write either a friendly letter or a business letter including all five letter parts as shown.  The body of the letter must have 5 or 6 sentences. Be sure to follow the models on p. 216 (not 218-it has errors). If you choose a friendly letter the heading just only be the date.

THIRD GRADE
2/28 Religion - Study Chapters 15 (sacraments) and  20 (Lent) for quiz next week.

3/1 Recent quizzes in ELA and Religion are being sent home today (two in each subject).  Please review them well, especially the writing section. Please return all quizzes signed by Monday.
3/1 On  looseleaf write a heading and answer in Grammar Workshop pp. 210-211.  For p. 210 find SIX mistakes and copy these answers only correctly. For p. 211 write a letter with a date (only), greeting, body, closing, and signature. Follow directions on top. The  body should have 5 or 6 sentences. Tell the person when, where, and to what you are inviting them to go. Use ONE looseleaf.

SECOND GRADE
2/28 Religion - Study Chapter 17 (Liturgy of the Word) and 20 (Lent) for quiz next week.
2/28 ELA- On a sheet of standard size construction paper write the title of your project on the top and your name on the bottom. Then find on line pictures (in color is better) closely related to your project topic and glue these to the sheet, This will serve as the cover sheet for your project which will be completed this week. This is due no later than Wed.

3/1 Recent quizzes in ELA and Religion are being sent home today (two in each subject).  Please review them well, especially the writing section. Several students did NOT study their notes well enough in order to complete this part correctly.  Please return all quizzes signed by Monday. Progress reports are also due back on Monday signed.
3/1 On looseleaf write a heading answer Voyages pp. 78-79 (answers only).  Be sure to read the top of each page before starting!

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th for Feb. 20th to 24th

Dear Parents,
         Due to circumstances beyond our control, including MAP testing, Valentine rehearsals and show, and other matters that needed attention, some classes were not seen.  Second grade was able to take the Religion quiz but the third and fourth grades will need to take it on Tuesday, Feb. 21st. so please see below for review guidelines. Bullying curriculum will also be completed this week.

FOURTH
2/20 Religion quiz is rescheduled for Tuesday. Review Chapters 15, 16, and 18 on the 4th, 5th, 7th commandments. Be sure to know different ways to follow each of the  commandments as stated in the text book.  Also  memorize the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy and ways to practice each.

2/21 In Grammar Workshop read top of p. 115 and follow sample to do D #1 to 5. Also read top of p. 220 and on p. 221 do B #1 to 6. Answer all on one loose leaf. On IXL practice XX1 (prefix/suffix) and NN1 (dialogue).  Be sure to log in because I will be grading you on this IXL work!

2/ 23 ELA Quiz on Fri.  Review following vocabulary definitions:absolute, establishment, history, injuries, tyranny, usurpation, abolish, alter, destructive, government, institute, right.  Be able to explain whether different characters from Divided Loyalties would support or reject the ideas stated in the Declaration of Independence excerpt we studied and give text evidence of this based on what each character says. Review grammar skills above and review Phonics p. 52 (affixes)

THIRD
2/20   Religion quiz is rescheduled for Tuesday. Review Chapters 24 and 25.  Be sure you know ALL the key words and the Joyful and Glorious Mysteries of the rosary.  Be sure you are able to name all the prayers of the rosary and explain how to say them in correct sequence.

2/21 In Grammar Workshop read top of p. 212 and on p. 213 do B #1 to 5. On p. 230 do #1 to 8.  Answer all on one loose leaf.  On IXL practice U3 (adjectives) and JJ1 (dialogue).   Be sure to log in because I will be grading you on this IXL work!

2/23 ELA Quiz on Fri.  Review following vocabulary definitions: species, dominant, offspring, livestock, arctic, admiration, extinct, vulnerable, dependent, den, rendezvous, omega.   (DON"T PANIC- these definitions will be in your notebook by Wed.) Be able to explain the author's point of view on wolves based on text evidence in Face to Face with Wolves.  Review grammar skills above  and review Phonics p. 84 (r controlled vowels)

SECOND
2/20  On loose leaf answer the following three questions based on the topic of your assigned project.
1. What sentence can you think of to introduce your topic? 2.  What sentence can you think of that best describes or explains your topic?  3.  What concluding sentence can you think of for the paragraph on your topic?  On a sheet of blank paper draw and color a picture on your own that is related to your project.

2/21 On loose leaf write a heading.  In Voyages p. 164  do part A only.  Copy each pair as follows: couldn't--could not.  Do all 15 pairs the same way. Study these contractions. On IXL practice Y4 and Y5 (contractions).   Be sure to log in because I will be grading you on this IXL work!

2/23  ELA Quiz on Fri.  Review following vocabulary definitions: archer, custom, prosperity, conquer, venture, plateau, sorrow, durable, beggar, cork, scowl, praise. Study the multiple meanings of character, train. Be sure to review writing the steps for making silk using time order words. Review contractions  and Phonics p. 82 (hard/soft c &g)

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th for Feb. 13th to 17th

Dear Parents,
         This is a very busy week so it may be necessary to make many adjustments in the schedule.
Dismissal on Monday is at 12:00.  On Tuesday all students need to be dressed in red (pink and purple are also possible) for the Valentine's Day performance.  I will need to cancel the pizza party for second grade but students may bring in their own juice and one bag or package of Valentine treats to share, as discussed in class. Please check Mr. Woods blog regarding testing in ELA this week.
         There will be a Religion Quiz for each grade this week, most likely on Wed. and there will be a Social Studies quiz for second grade only on Thursday.  There is no school this Friday, Feb. 17 and Mon., Feb. 20 but homework will be assigned. Please check the blog during the weekend.
Religion homework assigned last Thursday will be collected on Monday so please make sure it is done.The homework due is listed below:
FOURTH: On looseleaf write a heading and answer p. 218 (just answers but be sure to rewrite false statements to make them true)
THIRD:  On looseleaf  write a heading and answer p. 306 (just answers)
SECOND: In the Religion text book answer p. 293 (top only)




FOURTH GRADE
2/14 Religion Quiz Thurs.  Study all notes on life (time line) of Moses stapled in notebook. Study Chapters 15, 16, and 18 on the 4th, 5th, 7th commandments. Be sure you know the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy this time!
2/16 PLEASE SEE NEXT WEEK"S BLOG! It will be posted by this Friday.

THIRD GRADE
2/14 Religion Quiz Thurs.  Study Chapters 24 and 25.
2/16 PLEASE SEE NEXT WEEK"S BLOG! It will be posted by this Friday.

SECOND GRADE
2/14  Social Studies Quiz Wed. on Chapter 7 (pp. 144-164).  Be sure to study all vocabulary definitions on p. 164.  Be able to write about the main jobs of the President, Congress, and the Suprme Court. Review the corrected classwork I returned to you!
.Religion Quiz Thurs. Study Chapters 24 and 25.
2/16 PLEASE SEE NEXT WEEK"S BLOG! It will be posted by this Friday.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades for Feb. 6th to Feb. 10th

Dear Parents,
         If you have not done so, ALL grades need to refer  to my previous post "Important Notices ...See before Feb. 6th." Then please see below for this week's homework.

FOURTH
2/7 ELA quiz this Wed.  Please be prepared to answer questions about two two videos mentioned in the previous post as well as the vocabulary in notebook for Module 3B .  Please be sure to review Act  2 Scene 1 of the play and practice how to summarize. Study the following vocabulary:  act, scene, setting, cast (list of characters), dialogue, stage directions, text features (context clues to the meaning of a word), footnote (note at the bottom of a page defining a word used on that page)

2/9 Religion  Quiz next week.  Please study all notes on life (time line) of Moses stapled in notebook. Study Chapters 15, 16, and 18 on the 4th, 5th, 7th commandments. On looseleaf write a heading and answer p. 218. Write only answers but be sure to rewrite false statemens to make them true.

THIRD
2/7 ELA quiz this Wed.  Please review all notes including anchor chart with all facts about wolves stapled in notebook. Know the meaning of the followng vocabulary: predator, prey, pack, alpha pair, territorial, social, communicate, affection, aggression, lone wolf, habitat, endangered, extinct, livestock. 

2/9 Religion Quiz next week. Please study Chapters 24 and 25.  On looseleaf  write a heading and answer p. 306 (just answers)


SECOND
2/7 ELA quiz this Wed.  Please review following  vocabulary definitions from Domain 2:  cultivate, fertile, recede, source, represent, pious, contrary, resemble, grope, unjust, club (multiple meanings).  Also be able to distinguish the present and past tense of verbs including irregular verbs (eat/ate).  Be able to explain why "The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal" is a trickster tale by giving an example from the story (watch video again). Be able to explain the lesson we learn from the poem "The Blind Men and the Elephant."
 On looseleaf write the heading Vocabulary. Choose five vocabulary words related to your  project topic (see list on previous post) and write each word with its definition. Then  write your name under your work. Please have a printout of some information on your project topic or a children's book on the topic in by Wed.  This was assigned last Friday so you should have had enough time to prepare!

2/9 Religion Quiz next week. Please study chapters 24 and 25. Answer p. 293 (top only)
2/9 SS- Lookup in the glossary and copy the word and definitions of the following vocabulary on the same page (or next page if you run out of room) for the folowing words:  Congress, representation, Supreme Court, planned community, White House, monument.  

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