Monday, January 16, 2017

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades for Jan. 16 to 20

Dear Parents,
          Just a  reminder that  ELA Exam is this Wed.,Jan. 18th and Religion Exam is Thurs., Jan. 20th.
Students should review all  ELA quizzes sent home in the folder last week and follow the Study Guide for ELA  posted on the blog (a section for each grade).  Students should review all Religion notes on Review sheets as well as in notebook and follow the Study Guide for Religion posted on the blog (a section for each grade). I will be returning last week's corrected ELA quiz on Tuesday and I will be collecting test folders on Friday for storing once all exams are finished.  Please see below for this week's homework.

FOURTH GRADE
1/17 Review for ELA and Religion Exams. See directions above.  Be sure to review how to write an informational paragraph, a narrative paragraph, and an opinion piece.
1/19 On looseleaf write heading.  Answer Grammar Workshop p. 53 B #1 to 12 (possessives) and p. 86 #1 to 8 (verbs).

THIRD GRADE
1/17 Review for ELA and Religion Exams. See directions above.  BE SURE TO BRING IN YOUR COPY OF MY LIBRARIAN IS A CAMEL  .  YOU WILL NEED IT FOR THE EXAM.  Be sure to review how to write each part of a letter and review cultural facts of the country you researched
1/19  On looseleaf write heading.  Answer Grammar Workshop p. 105 B #1 to 10 and p. 109 B #1 to 10 (irregular verbs).

SECOND GRADE
1/17  Review for ELA and Religion Exams. See directions above. Be sure to review comparing the life cycle of a chicken and a frog in the notebook.
1/19  On looseleaf write heading. Answer Voyages p. 90 A and B and p. 91 A and B.  Be sure to study the top of each page on verb helpers.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

STUDY GUIDE FOR RELIGION MID-TERM EXAMS for 2nd, 3rd, AND 4th GRADES


FOURTH GRADE Religion Study Guide
****STUDY THE SET OF NOTES SENT HOME!!!!
Also click on this link to review important vocabulary terms vocabulary list of definitions for fourth grade

We are created in God's image so we are able to think, love, and make choices.
Creation reflects the beauty, wisdom, and goodness of God.
Respect for life : respect for the unborn, elderly, and the handicapped

Conscience formation is a lifelong process.  It means learning to know and to choose the good that God wants for us.  It is through conscience that we judge whether an act is right or wrong.  Free will is the ability to make choices. The sources of conscience formation are: scripture, church teachings, and examples by good people.

Know the six steps for making a good moral choice. MEMORIZE THESE STEPS in notebook.

Temptation is NOT sinful but can cause us to make selfish choices.

Examination of conscience is the act of determining whether the choices we have made showed love for God, ourselves, and others. (See text pp. 62-63).

Know how we celebrate Advent:
*lasts four weeks; liturgical color is purple
*create an Advent wreath with 3 purple candles and one rose candle
*set up a Jesse tree: bare branches decorated with Bible symbols
*set up a Nativity scene: Mary and Joseph in a stable with Jesus lying in a manger.

Know how we celebrate Christmas:
*lasts two weeks: liturgical color is white
*celebrate the birth of Jesus by attending Mass
*sing Christmas carols
*spend time with family and friends and exchange gifts

Sin is a choice to disobey God's laws either by thought, word, action, or omission
Mortal -serious sin that breaks our relationship with God
Venial - less serious sin that weakens our relationship with God
Omission - failure to do what is right

Covenant - agreement God made with the Israellites (Chosen People) to teach them to love (Study text pp. 96 to 98.)

  True freedom comes from following Jesus' Law of Love.  The more one does what is good , the freer one becomes.  There is no true freedom except of what is good and just.

Ten Commandments- law of God to do good and avoid evil given to Moses on  Mount Sinai. The first three deal with love of God and the last seven deal with love of neighbor. MEMORIZE EACH OF THE TEN COMMAMDMENTS.

Jesus' Two Great Commandments: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.  And you shall love your neighbor as yourself."  MEMORIZE
Jesus' New Commandment: " Love one another. Such as my love has been for you, so must you love be for one another."  MEMORIZE


Names and meanings of all the virtues (in notebook and on sheets)

Beatitudes - ideals of Christian behavior.  These are Jesus' teachings  to reveal God's plan for our true happiness.  It is also called Sermon on the Mount.

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  THIRD GRADE Religion Study Guide
****STUDY THE SET OF NOTES SENT HOME!!!!

Also click on this link to review important vocabulary terms: vocabulary list of definitions for thiird grade 

Blessed Trinity is our model of love. We need to use God's name with reverence (respect).
 Jesus was sent by God, the Father  to show us how to love God, ourselves, and others. Jesus reveals the Father and the Holy Spirit to us.

Jesus taught about the Kingdom of God in the parables of  "The Mustard Seed" and "The Sower of Seeds." Study text pp.  296-299 and in notebook.                                                                                                                     
In the Lord's Prayer we pray "thy kingdom come.."

Examples of miracles are "The Wedding of Cana,"  "The Widow's Son, " and "the Multiplication of Loaves." Study each of these miracles in the notebook.

Followers of Jesus belong to his church and are called to love everyone even our enemies.

Respect to life refers to respect for the unborn, elderly, and handicapped. We are called to care for ourselves by caring for our bodies, gifts, and talents. We are expected to care for the property, possessions, and reputation of others.  We are also expected  to practice stewardship by caring for all of God's creation.       

Jesus' Two Great Commandments: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.  And you shall love your neighbor as yourself."  MEMORIZE
           
Know how we celebrate Advent:
*lasts four weeks; liturgical color is purple
*create an Advent wreath with 3 purple candles and one rose candle
*set up a Jesse tree: bare branches decorated with Bible symbols
*set up a Nativity scene: Mary and Joseph in a stable with Jesus lying in a manger.

Know how we celebrate Christmas:
*lasts two weeks: liturgical color is white
*celebrate the birth of Jesus by attending Mass
*sing Christmas carols
*spend time with family and friends and exchange gifts

Sin is refusal to love and  obey God
Mortal -serious sin that breaks our relationship with God
Venial - less serious sin that weakens our relationship with God
Omission - failure to do what is right

Know the four steps of the Reconciliation(text pp 212-213)

Study the parable of "The Good Samaritan" The first two men who passed by committed a sin of omission.

The Ten Commandments are the standards for love. MEMORIZE.THEM.
The Church is a community who share the same faith and sacraments.

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SECOND GRADE Religion Study Guide

Study the definitions of the following words:

Blessed Trinity,  Holy Family, apostles, disciples, human / divine, parables, miracles, Church, parish, Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, gospel, Crucifixion, Resurrection,  worship, faith, mercy, grace, commandments, sin, original, venial, mortal, conscience, free will, sacrament, Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist, confession, contrition, penance, absolution, Act of Contrition

MEMORIZE God's Ten Commandments and ways to follow each one (see notebook or text pp 112, 115)
MEMORIZE  the Act of Contrition
Study the two parables of forgiveness: "The Lost Sheep" (also called "The Good Shepherd") notebook
                                               "The Prodigal Son" (also called "The Forgiving Father") text pp. 132-133

In text book you should review Unit 1 (Chapters 1 to 7) and Unit 2 (Chapters 8 to 14)


STUDY GUIDE FOR ELA MID-TERM EXAMS FOR 2nd, 3rd, AND 4th GRADES

FOURTH GRADE ELA STUDY GUIDE

MODULE 1A

VOCABULARY:  caption, glossary, time line, Haudenosaunee, alliance, lacrosse, ancestor, reservation, unprecedented, preserve, reputation, event, griot, culture, clan, tribe, culture, tradition, quilt, huppa, lei, Sabbath, embroidery, poverty, simile, metaphor

GRAMMAR:
fragment/sentence/run on GW p. 32
declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory sentences GW p. 8
simple/compound/complex sentences GW pp. 24, 28
coordinating/subordinating conjunctions GW pp. 24, 28
abstract/concrete words GW p. 40

PHONICS:
distinguishing blends/digraphs PH p. 7

WRITING: Review quiz corrections and notes on the traditional life of the Iroquois based on The Iroquois: The Six Nations Confederacy


MODULE 2B

VOCABULARY:  problem, solution, rising action, camouflage, prickly, venom, warning colors, dialogue, narrative, transition words, edit, revise, source

GRAMMAR:
prepositions and prepositional phrases GW p. 152
sensory details (adjectives)  GW pp. 112-113
homophones GW 224
use of capitals, commas, and quotation marks in dialogue GW p. 220
use of capitalization and punctuation GW pp.234, 235

PHONICS:
different sounds for ear ow, ou, aw, s(z) PH pp. 21, 23

WRITING: Review quiz corrections on writing an informational paragraph versus a narrative on the animal you researched.




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THIRD GRADE  ELA STUDY GUIDE

MODULE  1

VOCABULARY: evidence, excerpt, gist, moral, prediction, motivation
cupboard, dusk, tremulously, periphery, proficient, access, demonstrate, challenge, mobile, obstacle, refurbished, destination, literacy, rummage, physical environment, rural / urban

multiple meaning words:brilliant (smart), long (desire), means (way), remote (far), program (booklet)

GRAMMAR:
fragment/sentence/run on GW pp. 8, 36
statements, questions, commands, exclamations   GW pp. 12, 16
simple/compound/complex sentences GW pp. 28, 32
coordinating/subordinating conjunctions  GW  pp. 28, 32

PHONICS:
initial s-blends and final blends  PH p. 55, 56
short and long vowels PH p. 43

WRITING:Review quiz corrections and notes on My Librarian Is a Camel.


MODULE  2B

VOCABULARY:  culture, generation, custom, entree, Tour de France, Mardi Gras, landform
parts of a letter: heading (date), greeting, body, closing, signature (name)

GRAMMAR:
forming past tense by doubling the final consonant or changing y to i GW p. 84
identifying adjectives  GW pp. 120, 121

PHONICS:
compound words  PH p. 61
different sounds for final y  PH p. 63

WRITING: Review quiz corrections on writing a letter to an author asking her to use information about the culture of the country you researched.


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SECOND GRADE ELA STUDY GUIDE

DOMAIN 1

VOCABULARY:  fairy tale (magic),  tall tale (exaggeration), moral (lesson)
displeased, hesitated, ignorant, inspect, enchanted, swindler, legendary, challenge, persuaded, inseparable, admiration, passenger

GRAMMAR:
synonyms (same meaning) / antonyms (opposite meaning) Voyages pp. 178, 184
prefixes: un-, dis-  Progress p. 130
fragment / sentence  Voyages  p. 8
telling, question, command, exclamation  Voyages pp. 18, 24

PHONICS:
 long vowel signals   PH p. 71

WRITING: Review quiz corrections on identifying magical parts in a fairy tale and exaggerated pars in a tall tale.


DOMAIN 4

VOCABULARY:  glimpse, spectator, foresight, hindsight, immortal, tending, securely, amusing, sanctuary, stern, convinced, sneered, labyrinth, flattered, unraveling, arachnid

GRAMMAR:
using correct capitalization   Voyages p. 9, 44
identifying parts of a letter and correct letter form  Voyages pp. 66, 67

PHONICS:
rhyming words   PH p. 148

WRITING: Review quiz corrections on explaining the myth of Prometheus and Pandora.



DOMAIN  6

VOCABULARY:  cycle, axis, thrive, hemisphere, equator, stage, rotation, revolution, reproduce, tilt, germination, decomposer, protective, dependent, piney smell

GRAMMAR:
recognizing adjectives   Voyages p. 122
recognizing adverbs       Voyages  p. 97

PHONICS:
consonant blends  PH  p. 90

WRITING: Review quiz corrections on describing the life cycle of a frog using time order words.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades for Jan. 9 to 13

Dear Parents,
          Last week I sent home all ELA and Religion quizzes from Sept. to present in a one plastic folder.  It is important that  students review all corrections thoroughly including the writing sections for Mid-term exams. Since the third and fourth grades will be taking the Archdiocesan Exam, I will also be sending home notes for each grade to review as well.  Please remember that this year there is an additional curriculum added to the Religion program which makes it much more extensive. I will not be assigning written homework this week so that students have time to review well.  I WILL be giving daily assessments based on similar quiz questions and the Religion notes to make sure students are studying! The ELA Mid -term is scheduled for Jan. 18th and Religion Mid-term for Jan. 19th.
         Progress Reports sent home on Friday must be signed and returned to their home room teacher by Monday.  Please remember that dismissal on Monday is at 12:00. Last week's ELA quiz has been rescheduled for this Wednesday as well.  Please make sure students review the assigned pages below well!

FOURTH GRADE
 1/10 ELA Quiz on Wednesday. In Grammar Workshop study p. 180 on relative pronouns.  On IXL review W1, W2, and W3. Also review Grammar Workshop pp. 194, 198, 206, 226, 234, 235. For some help in learning when to use who and whom, click on the following link and do the practice exercise: using who versus whom

1/12 Refer to the Study Guide and review ALL corrected quizzes for Mid -term Exams next week. For Religion study the set of notes sent home.Also click on this link to review important vocabulary terms vocabulary list of definitions for fourth grade

THIRD GRADE
1/10 ELA Quiz on Wednesday.  In Grammar Workshop study p. 128 and 132 on comparative adjectives.   On IXL review X1, X2, and Y1. Also review Grammar Workshop pp. 190, 194, 202, 210, 230, 231.

1/12 Refer to the Study Guide and review ALL corrected quizzes for Mid -term Exams next week. For Religion study the set of notes sent home.Also click on this link to review important vocabulary terms: vocabulary list of definitions for thiird grade 

SECOND  GRADE
1/10 ELA Quiz on Wednesday. Study following vocabulary definitions: albumen, yolk, embryo, fertilize, burrow, metamorphosis, gills, lungs, amphibian. In Progress Book study p. 192  and 193 on reflexive pronouns.On IXL also review S1 and S2. Study model paragraph on the life cycle of a frog using time order words.

1/12 Refer to the Study Guide and review ALL corrected quizzes in ELA and Religion for Mid-term Exams next week.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grades for Jan. 3 to 6

Dear Parents,
          Many, many thanks for the lovely Christmas gifts! I hope you all had a peaceful and blessed holiday. This Friday all students will be receiving Progress Reports.  This week third and fourth graders will need to work on completing (and in some cases redoing) all parts of their project. As I entered grades, I noticed that some students still need to complete the five vocabulary definitions related to their project and the cover sheet print out picture that were assigned for homework. I will inform these students on Tuesday and all must be in NO LATER THAN THURSDAY so projects can be completed by Friday.
            I will be sending home all corrected quizzes as well this week so students can begin reviewing for Mid -term Exams. Next week I will be sending home additional Religion Review notes that must be studied thoroughly.
             Please see below for this week's homework:

FOURTH GRADE
 1/3 On blank paper draw and color a large picture of your assigned animal.  It must be drawn by the student, not traced, and it must be colored realistically showing details of the animal's body. Write your name on the back of the sheet.
Complete or redo any part of the project that is due NO LATER THAN THURSDAY!

1/5 ELA Quiz on Friday.  In Grammar Workshop study p. 180 on relative pronouns. On looseleaf answer p. 181 B #1 to 8.  On IXL review W1, W2, and W3. Also review Grammar Workshop
 pp. 194, 198, 206, 226, 234, 235. For some help in learning when to use who and whom, click on the following link and do the practice exercise: using who versus whom


THIRD GRADE
1/3 On blank paper draw and color a large flag of your assigned country.  It hom must be drawn by the student, not traced, and it must be colored realistically. Write your name on the back of the sheet.
Complete or redo any part of the project that is due NO LATER THAN THURSDAY!

1/5 ELA Quiz on Friday.  In Grammar Workshop study p. 128 and 132 on comparative adjectives.  On looseleaf  answer p. 133 B # 1 to 12.  On IXL review X1, X2, and Y1. Also review Grammar Workshop pp. 190, 194, 202, 210, 230, 231.




SECOND GRADE
1/3 In Progress Book study p. 192 on reflexive pronouns. On looseleaf answer p. 193 do #1 to 6.
On IXL also review S1 and S2.

1/5 ELA Quiz on Friday. Study reflexive pronouns on pp. above and all notes on the life cycle of a chicken, a frog, and a butterfly, including Venn diagrams.


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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, 4th for Dec.19 to 21

Dear Parents,
         Our last day of school this week before vacation is Dec. 21st.  ALL classes will be taking an ELA quiz this Tuesday. Please see below for a study guide. On Tuesday all classes must be in full uniform for pictures as well as Advent confessions for third and fourth grades at 9:00. Second graders need to bring in  $3.00 by Tuesday for a pizza party on Wednesday afternoon.  On Wednesday all students must be dressed in some combination of red, green, and white clothes for Lessons and Carols in the morning in which each class will be have a turn to come up to the front in Church and sing a Christmas carol.  On Wednesday we must also pack up all books so each student must bring in plastic shopping bags. Second grade should also bring in their own juices to drink and a bag of Christmas candy or treat to share with the class.
Please see below for this week's homework:

FOURTH GRADE
ELA QUIZ for this Tuesday.  Study following vocabulary: narrative,  dialogue, quotation marks, sensory details, transition words, sources, editing, revising..  In Grammar Workshop be sure to study pp. 220 (dialogue) and 224 (homophones). Be sure to know the difference between uses of they're /there/their and to / two / too.   In Phonics study pp. 26-27.  Be prepared to write a brief narrative including two lines of dialog on how your assigned animal defends itself against its predator.
For  ADVENT CONFESSIONS ON TUESDAY review Bless me Father for I have sinned. It has been _________ since my last confession, the Act of Contrition, and the Ten Commandments.

THIRD GRADE
ELA QUIZ for this Tuesday.  Study following vocabulary: heading on a letter, adjectives, culture, simple vs. compound sentence, conjunction. In Grammar Workshop be sure to study pp. 120, 123, and p. 28 (compound sentences). In Phonics study pp. 43 and 64. Be prepared to write a brief letter with all five letter parts asking an author to use the research on your assigned country in her Magic Tree House book series.
***If you have not yet made the picture of your assigned country's flag, please bring in a print out or an I-pad so you can finish it in class.
For  ADVENT CONFESSIONS ON TUESDAY review Bless me Father for I have sinned. It has been _________ since my last confession, the Act of Contrition, and the Ten Commandments.

SECOND GRADE
ELA QUIZ for this Tuesday.  Study vocabulary in notebook: all definitions from attracted to mature. In Voyages study pp. 134 and 136. In Phonics study p. 86. Study notes in notebook to be able to write a paragraph on the life cycle of a plant using time order words.
Bring in $3.00 for pizza by Tuesday.  Bring in your own juice and one bag of Christmas candy for class if you wish on Wed. Bring in a strong plastic or fabric bag to pack up books.  Be sure to wear uniform on Tuesday and a combination of red, green, and white clothing on Wed. for Lessons and Carols in the morning. Party will be on Wed. afternoon.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th for Dec.12 to Dec.16

Dear Parents,
         I wish to offer my sincere thanks to all parents who were able to attend our second grade Mass this past week.  It meant very much to your children!  Please be aware that several teachers will be out attending workshops this week and schedule adjustments may need to be made.  Third and fourth grade will continue work on their ELA projects this week.

       Please see below for this week's homework:

FOURTH GRADE

12/13 Religion quiz Wed.  Study Chapter 5 to prepare for Advent confessions next week. Answer text p. 78 on looseleaf. Review Chapter 13 on Advent. Be sure to study ALL notes in notebook on conscience and memorize the steps for making a moral choice.

12/15 ELA Writing Quiz tomorrow will be on composing a three paragraph informational essay describing your assigned animal including its physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, predators, and ways of defending itself.  Mon. For tommorrow make one large color print out of your assigned animal and glue it on standard size construction paper.  You may also use two smaller color print outs but one must be of the animal facing its predator. In Grammar Workshop study p. 220. On looseleaf answer pp. 220-221 A #1 to 10. On  IXL, practice NN1 (dialog) and LLL1, LLLL2 (sensory details).  For the ELA quiz next week be prepared to write a short narrative with two lines of dialog in which your assigned animal is defending itself from its predator.
*** Students who did not study the six steps for making a moral  choice will be retested tomorrow!!!


THIRD GRADE

12/13 Religion quiz Wed.  Study Chapter 18 to prepare for Advent confessions next week.  Answer text p. 218 on looseleaf. Review Chapter 13 on Advent.  Be sure to study the Parables of the Kingdom in text on pp. 296 to 299 and notes in the notebook.

12/15 ELA quiz will be next Monday. Be prepared to write a short letter with all five parts to an author requesting her to use your research information about a country in her book.
For tomorrow find  two or three color pictures from internet images directly related to the research you did on your country and glue them on standard size construction paper.  In Grammar Workshop study p. 120 and answer p. 123 D #1 to 6 on loose leaf following the directions on the top.  On IXL practice FFF1 and FFF2  (sensory details) and YY1 (organizing).

SECOND GRADE

12/13 Religion quiz Wed.  Study Chapter 10.  Memorize the Ten Commandments and the ways to follow each from your notebook or textbook.  Answer p. 130 in the textbook looking up the answers.

12/15 ELA quiz will be next Monday. For the quiz, be prepared to write about  the life cycle of a plant in correct sequence.
Tonight study Voyages p. 134.  Answer on ONE  looseleaf p. 134  #1 to 3 and p. 135  #1 to 4 (write only the correct one).  Study the vocabulary definitions  in the notebook.  On IXL practice T1, T3, and T4 on adjectives.

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