Sunday, June 11, 2017

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grades for June 12 to 16

Dear Parents,
         This week all classes will be taking the i-ready final test with Ms. Bagley.  I am reminding all classes that Thursday's Religion homework is due on Monday:  Chapter Review for Chapter 25 for 4th grade,  Chapter Review for Chapter  23 for 3rd grade, and   Chapter Review for Chapter 15 for 2nd.  Fourth graders should also have finished their Achieve 3000 assignment assigned last week.     On Tuesday I will be giving a final assessment on the ELA vocabulary listed for review on the blog to all three grades.  Second graders will also need to review the Social Studies vocabulary words listed on this same blog entry.  Once again there will be no school this Friday!
        A reminder to second graders that their map is due on Monday, June 12th!

FOURTH GRADE
6/13 Review all ELA vocabulary definitions listed on Review for Final Exam blog and study the corrected summary sheet on The Hope Chest returned today.  There will be a brief assessment tomorrow.  Do the test for Achieve and then do last week's assignment if not completed.

6/15 ELA EXAM IS THIS MONDAY.  Students should review well the last quiz done on loose leaf (front and back) which is dated 6/14 and the summary sheet on The Hope Chest as well as vocabulary listed on Review for Final Exams blog.

THIRD GRADE
6/13 Review all ELA vocabulary definitions listed on Review for Final Exam blog and the section checked off on Water Conservation Tips in the article.

6/15 ELA EXAM IS THIS MONDAY. Students should review well the last quiz done on loose leaf (front and back) which is dated 6/14 and Water Conservation Tips article as well as vocabulary listed on Review for Final Exams blog.
THIRD GRADERS PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR LAST ELA QUIZ DATED 6/14 TO CLASS ON MONDAY!!!

SECOND GRADE
6/13 Review all ELA vocabulary definitions listed on Review for Final Exam blog and also study all the vocabulary definitions for the Social Studies words listed on the same blog.  In ELA study the notebook page on Healthy Habits which we starred today.

6/15 ELA AND SOCIAL STUDIES EXAMS BOTH ARE THIS MONDAY.  Students should review well the last ELA quiz and the last Social  Studies quiz  done on loose leaf (front and back) which are dated 6/14 as well as vocabulary listed for each subject listed on Review for Final Exams blog.
 For ELA review notes in notebook on ways to keep healthy and for Social Studies study about the two world organizations described on pp. 313 -314 in text book.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Review Vocabulary Definitions for ELA Final Exam for Fourth, Third, and Second Grades and Social Studies for Second Grade

Below are ELA vocabulary definitions for third grade taken from the articles on water conservation

*pollution- harmful gases that are released contaminating the air, soil, or water
*pollutants- dirt, bacteria, and nutrients that pollute water bodies
*bacteria- microscopic living organism that can be beneficial or harmful
*nutrient- substance providing nourishment needed for growth
*polluted runoffs - rain washing over landscape carrying dirt into water bodies
*diarrheal disease- sickness spread through water infected by human or animal feces
*play pump- invention that pumps clean water up from underground and stores it in tanks
*drought- a dry spell with no rain caused by a change in ocean temperature
*irrigation- supply of water to crops by artificial means (such as pipes)
*global warming- current increase in temperature of Earth's land, water, and atmosphere
*sewer system- process used to carry away water and waste away from homes and other buildings
*conservation- the act of preserving, restoring, or protecting our natural resources
*challenge- difficulty in doing a job or task
*restriction- limit on how much water can be used
*access- ability to have or use something
*demand- how much of something people want
*evaporation- water that turns into water vapor, a gas,  when heated
*condensation- water vapor that turns back into water, a liquid, when cooled
*precipitation- liquid that falls from the clouds as rain or snow
*severe- harsh, serious, terrible

 ELA vocabulary definitions for fourth grade are those listed on sheets stapled in their notebooks for Chapters 4, 5, and 6 of  The Hope Chest. 

 Students are responsible for knowing the following: 
cranky, discourteous, hesitated, reassure, shrugged, testily, unconcernedly, callused, cinders, defiantly, elaborate, endurance, jolted, menacingly, unperturbed, Antis, bystanders, campaigning, ratification, unsuited, virtuous, virtue, and idioms: "to know one's place"and "wouldn't be caught dead in."


ELA vocabulary definitions for second grade are written in the Domain 10 section of their notebooks.

 Students are responsible for knowing the following: 
nutrient, organ, system, vaccination, bacteria, cell, function, tissue, kidney, liver, nourish, absorb, excrete, toxic, carbohydrate, proteins, essential, variety, calorie, recovery

Social Studies vocabulary definitions for second grade are listed in Chapters 12 and 13 of their textbook.

Students are responsible for knowing the following: 
longitude, latitude, coordinates, ancestor, Kremlin, communism, nomads, calligraphy, plaza, czar,  tourist,  headquarters, interdependence, teleconference, fax machine, pollution,  satellite, culture, conflict, technology





Sunday, June 4, 2017

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grades for 6/5 to 6/9

Dear Parents,
         Please remember that second, third, and fourth grades will be taking their Religion Final Exam this Tuesday, June 6th. For the third and fourth it will be the Archdiocesan Exam.  Please refer to Religion Review notes I sent previously on a separate blog and to all review notes in the Religion notebook as well.  Second grade only needs to review the vocabulary words listed on last week's blog and check for the definitions in the text book glossary.  Second grade also needs to review the Ten Commandments and ways to follow them.
       I have sent on a separate blog entry  a list of vocabulary terms to study for the ELA Final Exams which will only be based on Module 4 for third and fourth and  on Domain 10 for second grade and a list for second grade Social Studies Final which will be based on Chapters 12 and 13.
       Third grade should bring in the article sheets I sent home so we can review on Monday.   Fourth grade should continue to read The Hope Chest as we will continue  lessons after the Science and Religion Tests are over.  Second grade should NOT work on their maps until I finish giving directions this week.  The map is not due until June 12th.
      We will be completing the bullying curriculum this week.  Please remember there is no school this Friday or next!
        Please see below for Tuesdays's homework

FOURTH GRADE
6/6 ELA- Refer to blog for "Review Vocabulary Definitions for ELA.." and study definitions for all 20 words on the sheets in notebook for Chapters 4, 5, and 6. Continue to read The Hope Chest   up to Chapter 15. Make brief notes for each chapter.

6/8 ELA- Since there is no school on Friday, I am assigning Achieve 3000 for homework. Complete the before reading poll, read the article, "Reconstruction to the Present:Women Fought the War Too." Then do the activity and answer the thought question in 6 to 8 sentences.
Religion - Read Chapter 25 .  Answer p. 294 on loose leaf.  LOOK UP ANSWERS!
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THIRD GRADE
6/6 ELA- Refer to blog for "Review Vocabulary Definitions for ELA.." and study definitions for all 20 words listed on the blog.
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6/8 ELA- Read the set of articles sent home and be ready to answer questions based on this reading. Bring the articles back to school every day.
6/8 Religion- Read Chapter 23. Answer p. 270 on loose leaf.  LOOK UP ANSWERS!

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SECOND GRADE
6/6 Social Studies - On loose leaf answer questions #1 to 5 on p. 294 under "Remembering What You Read." Then study the ten vocabulary definitions on that page.

6/8 ELA- Refer to blog for "Review Vocabulary Definitions for ELA.." and study definitions for all 20 words listed on the blog. The definitions are in the ELA notebook in Domain 10 section.
6/8 Religion -Reread Chapter  15. Answer p. 182 in the book.  LOOK UP ANSWERS!

Please click on link below to view this week's lesson plan

fourth grade lesson plan

third grade lesson plan

second grade lesson plan




Sunday, May 28, 2017

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grades for May 29 to June 2

Dear Parents,
         Please remember to bring in your Progress Report signed. This Wed. we will having our May Procession at 9:00.  All students MUST bring their rosary beads. We will have services in the auditorium instead of church. This Friday dismissal will be at 12:00.  Once again schedules had to be adjusted due to MAP testing which will still continue into next week. A REMINDER THAT RELIGION ARCHDIOCESAN EXAM FOR THIRD AND FOURTH GRADES IS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT TUESDAY, JUNE 6th.  SECOND GRADE WILL ALSO TAKE THEIR RELIGION EXAM THAT SAME DAY!


FOURTH GRADE
5/30 Religion Quiz Tues. Refer to sheets on Review for Archdiocesan Exam and Review notes on blog.

6/1 ELA Quiz Fri.  Study all vocabulary for Chapters 4, 5, 6.
 Continue reading The Hope Chest  chapters 7 to 12 and make summary notes for each chapter.
****I will be returning all Religion quizzes so that students can review for the Archdiocesan Exam next Tuesday! Last quiz indicates that some students are still confusing the Corporal and Spiritual Works or are making careless errors!
***Parent please sign last Religion quiz dated 5/30 and have your child bring it in tomorrow!


THIRD GRADE
5/30 Religion Quiz Tues. Refer to Review notes on blog.

6/1 ELA Quiz Fri. Study underlined vocabulary words on set of stapled sheets on articles.            ****I will be returning all Religion quizzes so that students can review for the Archdiocesan Exam next Tuesday!
***Parent please sign last Religion quiz dated 5/30 and have your child bring it in tomorrow!


SECOND GRADE  PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE FOR THE QUIZ TOMORROW!!!!
5/30 Social Studies Quiz on Wed.  Study all ten vocabulary terms for Chapters 10 (see p. 244). Be able to give some facts about New York in the past.
Social Studies Quiz on Thurs.  Study all ten vocabulary terms for Chapter 11 (see p. 264). Be able to explain what happened to San Francisco after the gold rush.

6/1 Social Studies-  On loose leaf write a heading.  Answer questions p. 287 A, B, C.  LOOK UP ANSWERS ! This is due Friday.  Students need to complete the Map of the Month that will be distributed this week no later than June 12th.
Corrected Social Studies quizzes will be sent home Friday to be signed.

PLEASE REMEMBER SECOND GRADE WILL BE TAKING THEIR RELIGION FINAL EXAM ON JUNE 6TH. Students should review the definitions of the following words which can be found in the glossary in the back of their Religion book: absolution, apostles, Baptism, Blessed Trinity, Church, commandments, conscience, contrition, divine, Eucharist, faith, free will, grace, Holy Family, original sin, pastor, penance, pope,  Reconciliation, Resurrection, sacrament, sin, venial sin,  worship.  
*Students should also know the Ten Commandments and ways to follow each.  (See text pp. 112 and 115.) There will be an assessment on the Ten Commandments tomorrow (Friday).

Please click on link below if you wish to see this week's lesson plan:

fourth grade lesson plan

third grade lesson plan

second grade lesson plan

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Review for Religion Exam and upcoming quizzes

FOURTH GRADE
*Review thoroughly all definitions on  www.studystack.com/flashcard-258432
*Study all notes on front and back of sheet stapled in Religion notebook titled: Review for Archdiocesan Exam
*Be sure to memorize the following:
*each of the Ten Commandments  (and specific ways in which YOU practice each of these)
*Jesus' s Two Great Commandments
*Jesus' s New Commandment
*each of the Beatitudes (Sermon on the Mount)
*Corporal Works of Mercy
*Spiritual Works of Mercy
*Practical Works of Mercy  (specific ways in which we practice these works of mercy)
*each of the five Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary  text p. 328
*each of the five Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. See http://www.rosary-center.org/luminous.htm
*the steps for making a good moral choice (listed on review sheet)
*name of a saint and specific evidence of how he/she lived a life of holiness
*four steps of Reconciliation and how to prepare for it (examination of conscience)
*Advent season practices: Advent wreath, Jesse tree, setting up a Nativity scene, etc.
*different types of sins (on  Archdiocesan review sheet)
*Lenten season practices: praying the Stations of the Cross, fasting, alms giving, etc.
*dates and names of important feast days listed on review sheets



THIRD GRADE
*Review all definitions on www.studystack.com/flashcard-374942
Be sure to memorize:
*each of the Ten Commandments  (and specific ways in which YOU practice each of these)
*Jesus's Two Great Commandments
*names of the Sacraments of Initiation, Sacraments of Healing, Sacraments of Service
*description and explanation of parables of The Prodigal Son (Forgiving Father), The Good Samaritan, The Mustard Seed, The Sower of the Seed
*Advent season practices: Advent wreath,  Jesse tree , setting up a Nativity scene, etc.
*Lenten season practices: praying the Stations of the Cross, fasting, alms giving  etc,


SECOND GRADE
*Review definitions of words in the glossary of Religion textbook.
Be sure to memorize:
*each of the Ten Commandments (and specific ways in which YOU practice each of these)
*each of the steps of Reconciliation and how we prepare for it:
EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE - thinking about our sins and knowing which commandments we've broken
 The four steps are:  CONFESSION - telling your sins;  CONTRITION - being sorry for your sins;  
PENANCE - making up for the sins by prayers or good deeds;  ABSOLUTION- forgiveness of sins
* describing and explaining a story of forgiveness such as The  Lost Sheep or The Forgiving Father.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grades for May 22 to 26

Dear Parents,
         This Monday and Friday dismissal is at 12:00. On Ascension Thursday this week services will be held in the auditorium. Progress reports will be sent home on Friday and must be signed and returned. Please remember to sign all quizzes sent home last week and send them back altogether no later than this Thursday.  Please see below for Tuesday's homework and check back on Thursday for additional homework.

FOURTH GRADE
5/23 One more quiz will be sent home today.  Please sign and return it along with the others sent last week no later than Thursday.  Please return ALL quizzes together.  On Achieve 3000 answer the thought question for "Women Who Led the Way."  Be sure to write at least 6-8 sentences including an introduction and a conclusion.  Continue to read The Hope Chest up to Chapter 10 and take brief notes on each chapter for your own reference.

5/25  There will be both an ELA and Religion Quiz next week.  For ELA students should study all vocabulary in notebook starting with Chapter 4 and review all notes on character traits of Violet, Myrtle, and Mr. Martin. For Religion students should refer to fourth grade section on blog entry "Review for Religion Exam." Be sure also to review corrected quizzes sent home, especially questions that require more than one answer (SELECT ALL THAT APPLY) and those that have a Part A and Part B.


THIRD GRADE
5/23 In order to prepare for the series of articles we will be studying it is important that you click on the link:  Water World article  Read carefully up to "Pre-Reading Prompts."   Click also on  the link how play pumps work   Be  prepared to discuss in class and answer questions on what you read.

5/25 There will be both an ELA and Religion Quiz next week.  For ELA students should study the set of articles on water conservation I will be sending home. Make sure these are not lost! For Religion students should refer to third  grade section on blog entry "Review for Religion Exam." Be sure also to review corrected quizzes sent home, especially questions that require more than one answer (SELECT ALL THAT APPLY) and those that have a Part A and Part B.



SECOND GRADE
5/23 Since some students need to review body systems, please click on the link:  body systems articles for kids  Click on digestive system and urinary system and study the articles on each.  Then go back and click on the link:  body systems activities for kids  Again click on digestive system and urinary system and practice labeling the parts correctly.  You can copy  image and  print each one. Study articles for an upcoming assessment.  Also each student is to bring in 2 or 3 nutrition labels that we can study in class.
***Anyone who did not finish their work on loose leaf from in Voyages pp. 99, 55, 57, 161, 162 from classwork assigned for last Friday must have it completed by tomorrow.  Use the front and back of the loose leaf and list page number for each.

**The entire Domain 10 Test was stapled together and sent home. I am asking parents to review, sign, and return this along with all other quizzes by tomorrow, Thursday.  Also please choose 3 or 4 different nutrition labels and glued them on one sheet of construction paper with child's name.

5/25 There will be both an ELA and Religion Quiz next week. For ELA students should review the articles on parts of the digestive and urinary system and what they do --  as assigned for homework above.   For Religion students should refer to second grade section on blog entry "Review for Religion Exam."


Please click on link below for this week's lesson plan:

fourth grade lesson plan

third grade lesson plan

second grade lesson plan

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th for May 15 to 19

Dear Parents,
         No state testing this week, except for make-ups for those who were absent!  Fourth graders will be required to respond to questions from chapters 3 to 8 in The Hope Chest   so please and I suggest making notes for your own reference on each chapter so you don't confuse what is in each one.  Third graders will be reading a set of articles in class on water conservation and responding to questions on these.  Second graders will be doing a two day assessment on the human body and proper nutrition based on Domain 10 and writing a two-paragraph essay on ways to maintain good health.  We will also be studying reading nutrition labels as a mini project for the end of the year.  There will be an ELA quiz for third and fourth graders based on the vocabulary and work covered this week for all three classes which I plan to give either Thurs. or Fri.  Please continue to review all Religion terms on the links I sent previously for the next quiz.  Second graders should review the vocabulary terms in the glossary for now.

ON THURSDAY I WILL BE SENDING HOME RECENT  CORRECTED QUIZZES. PLEASE SEND THEM BACK SIGNED BY MONDAY.
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FOURTH GRADE
5/16 ELA - Staple the sheets for Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 in your ELA notebook on separate notebook pages with the Glossary facing the front.  BE SURE TO STUDY all the vocabulary (18 words in total). Study also ELA notes on the character anchor chart for Violet and Myrtle  for quiz on Thurs.  Continue to read up to Chapter 6 in The Hope Chest  and record mini notes on each chapter for yourself on loose leaf.
*Any student who lost any of their two sheets (and therefore did not receive it back) should do the work on loose leaf  and copy the missed vocabulary definitions in their notebook tomorrow in class.

5/18 Religion Quiz next Thurs on 64 vocabulary terms on this link:   fourth grade flash cards     This is in preparation for the Archdiocesan Exam.

THIRD GRADE
5/16 ELA- Complete the thought question for "No Water? No Problem"  on Achieve 3000.   Be sure to answer all questions and write at least 8 to 10 complete sentences.  Since next Monday we have early dismissal it is important that you finish this for homework.

5/18 Religion Quiz next Thurs on 64 vocabulary terms on this link:   third grade flash cards    This is in preparation for the Archdiocesan Exam.  

SECOND GRADE
5/16 ELA- Study all ELA notes given today on the digestive system, the excretory system, a well-balanced diet, and daily health habits.  Tomorrow students will finish the writing portion of their Domain 10 Assessment including a two- paragraph essay on maintaining good health.

5/18  ELA - Complete the activity and the thought question for the article "Is Your Skin Crawling?"   on Achieve 3000.  Be sure to write at least  6 to 8 complete sentences.      


Please see below for this week's lesson plans:

fourth grade lesson plan

third grade lesson plan

second grade lesson plan