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)







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.

Please see below if you wish to see this week's tentative lesson plans.

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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.  

Please click on the links below if you wish to see this week's lesson plan.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

IMPORTANT Notices for 2nd, 3rd, 4th ! Please see BEFORE Feb. 6th


Dear Parents,
         There will be an ELA quiz on Wed. next week for all classes.

FOURTH
In order for students to have a better understanding of the play Divided Loyalties  which we are studying in class, I am asking that each students watch the following videos at home and come in ready to explain and discuss what they learned. This is also a type of research which is an important part of their work.  Be sure to watch the videos I've selected, which are
Boston Massacre  and   practice of tar and feathering.  Students should also review definitions in the notebook as well as  Loyalist, Patriot, rebel, pledge loyalty(or take loyalty oath), support a cause, independence (liberty), staunch, produce (goods), unruly.

THIRD
In order for students to have a better understanding of wolves to write both an informational essay and a narrative essay, students should study all the facts about wolves on the two sheets stapled in their notebooks.

SECOND
In order for students to have a better understanding of early Asian civilization, every student has been assigned a different topic for their project.  The name of  every student and their project is listed below.  The project will consist of five parts that must be completed within the next two  weeks.  This weekend students may begin to look up information on their topic.  Students should google "children's information on _____" and go to reliable sources or get a book in the children' s library.
Please have students bring in some print outs of information they found on Monday because the writing must be done in class.  Please see list below:
Alex- Steps for Making Silk                                  Keanny-  Invention of Writing
Victoria-  The Magic Paint Brush (folktale)   Mathias-  Early Native American Civilization
Aiden - Chinese Writing                                        Xavier - Hinduism
Bryan - The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal ( folktale)
Dashley- Diwali                                                      Katie- The Great Wall of China
Eurydice- "The Blind Men and the Elephant" (poem)
Ariel - Buddhism                                                     Avery- Chinese New Year
Cesar- Confucius                                                      Ian - Islam Religion
Sophia-  Egyptian Culture                                        Matthew-  Calligraphy
Tom - Judaism                                                          Ava-  Reincarnation
Ambar-  Hindu gods/goddesses                               Jayden-Yangtzee River
Camila - Himalayan Mountains                               Aaliyah- Indus and Ganges Rivers
Julie- Trickster Tales (see videos: lesson on trickster tales  and  more on trickster tales  )




Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades for Jan. 30 to Feb. 3rd

Dear Parents,
         This week we have Open House on Tuesday only from 9:00 to 11:00 if you wish to come and visit us.  Photos will also be taken that day. The Religion quiz has been rescheduled for Wed. for all classes.  On Thursday report cards will be distributed to most students.  On Friday we will have Mass for the feast of St. Blaise and students will have their throats blessed. Dismissal on Friday is at 12:00 so that parents can attend Parent-Teacher conferences which will be held fro 3:00 to 8:00 pm.
There will be no ELA quiz till next week since we just began the new Module 3B this week but students can began reviewing notes and vocabulary over the weekend if they wish.
Please see below for this week's homework:

FOURTH GRADE
1/31 Religion- Study Chapters 9, 10, and 11 on the first three commandments for Religion quiz on Wed. Be able to explain how breaking one commandment infringes on the others.

2/2 ELA - Study notes for quiz next week. Be able to use the Somebody...In... Wanted...But...So... strategy to summarize a scene I will be assigning from the play Divided Loyalties.

THIRD GRADE
1/31 Religion- Study Chapters 22 and 23 for Religion quiz on Wed.. Review the parable of The Good Samaritan.  Think of ways in which you can behave like a good samaritan.

2/2 ELA - Study notes for quiz next week. Be able to write some facts about how a wolf looks, lives, and acts based on the information from the book we are using: Face to Face with Wolves 

SECOND GRADE
1/31 Religion- Study Chapters 22 and 23 for Religion quiz on Wed. Be able to explain beliefs and practices that all Christians share all over the world.

2/2 ELA- Study vocabulary for Domain 2 and all notes including the grammar skills. Be able to retell the folktale or the narrative poem we studied. You can click on these links to review: The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal and  The Blind Men and the Elephant

2/2 SS-  Copy the definitions of the following words from the glossary into your Social Studies notebook: election, ballot, candidate, citizen, debate  and STUDY them! 


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

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades for Jan. 23 to 27

Dear Parents,
         This week we have begun our new schedule. ELA and Religion classes for all three grades is now 45 minutes as opposed to 60 minutes and I will be covering an additional Social Studies class only for 2nd grade. Due to the Science Mid Term given last Friday, I informed students on Thursday that the homework I assigned last week would be postponed to this Tuesday, so you will see the same homework posted below for this Tuesday.  PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND IN ALL TEST FOLDERS BACK WITH ALL QUIZZES INSIDE NO LATER THAN THIS WEDNESDAY!

FOURTH GRADE
1/24  On loose leaf write heading.  Answer Grammar Workshop p. 53 B #1 to 12 (possessives) and p. 86 #1 to 8 (verbs).

1/26 Religion- Study Chapters 9, 10, and 11 on the first three commandments for Religion quiz on Monday.  Answer p. 118 and p. 142 on  ONE loose leaf paper.

THIRD GRADE
1/24  On loose leaf write heading.  Answer Grammar Workshop p. 105 B #1 to 10 and p. 109 B #1 to 10 (irregular verbs).

1/26 Religion- Study Chapters 22 and 23 for Religion quiz on Monday.  Answer p. 258 and p. 270 on ONE loose leaf paper.

SECOND GRADE

1/24  On loose leaf 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.
MEMORIZE the Act of Contrition prayer on p. 139.

1/26 Religion- Study Chapters 22 and 23 for Religion quiz on Monday.  Answer p. 270 in the book.
MEMORIZE the Act of Contrition prayer on p. 139.


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

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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.

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

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