Monday, August 7, 2017

Summer Reading Questions for Grade 1-2

Dear Parents,
         Below are the summer reading questions based on the book Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel.  Please answer these on loose leaf paper and be sure to write your name at the top.  DO NOT COPY THE QUESTIONS, but do RESTATE EACH QUESTION  to answer them.  For example:  How do you know Frog and Toad are friends?  I know they are friends because they care about each other.  Be sure to answer ALL questions using the front and back of the loose leaf paper and bring your work to class by Sept. 11th.

Questions on the chapter "Spring"
1. Why didn't Frog want to go outside? (p. 9)
2. When did Toad say he wanted to wake up?  (p. 11)
3. What word showed how Frog was feeling?  (p. 12)
4. How many pages did Frog tear off the calendar? (pp. 12-13)
5. Why did Frog tear the pages off the calendar?  (pp. 14-15)

Questions on the chapter "The Story"
6. What did Toad mean when he said "Frog was looking green..."? (p. 16)
7. How did Toad show that he cared about his friend?  (p. 17)
8. Why was it so important for Toad to think of a story?  (pp. 17-18)
9. What do you think was the most ridiculous thing Toad did to help him think of a story? (pp. 20-24)
10. What was so funny about the story Frog finally made up?  (pp. 26-27)

Questions on the chapter "A Lost Button"
11. What was making Toad sad?  (p. 29)
12. What did Toad do with all the buttons his friends had found?  (pp. 32-34))
13. Where did Toad finally find his lost button?  (p. 37)
14. What are four words used to describe his lost button?  (p. 37)
15. What did Frog think of Toad's gift?  (p. 39)

Questions on the chapter "A Swim"
16. Why didn't Toad want anyone to see him in his bathing suit?  (p. 42)
17. Who could swim faster, Toad or Frog?  (p. 43)
18. Where did the animals sit to wait for Toad to come out? (p. 48)
19. How did Toad show that he was getting too cold? (p. 49)
20. How did all the animals react when they finally saw Toad?  (p. 51)

Questions on the chapter "The Letter"
21. Why did waiting for the mail make Toad unhappy?  (p. 54)
22. What did Frog do to make him feel better?  (p. 57)
23. Who took the letter to the mailbox?  (p. 57)
24. What did Frog write about in the letter?  (p. 62)
25. Why do you think it took so long for the mail to arrive?  (p. 64)



Friday, July 21, 2017

FIRST GRADE CLASS SUPPLY LIST: Fall 2017

Dear Parents,
         I want to welcome your children to first grade!  Below is a list of supplies your child will need.
*three plastic folders (only the type sold in the supply room) - NO binders please!
*three hard composition type notebooks (wide ruled)
*two packs of wooden pencils with erasers NO mechanical pencils or pens)
*a pack of 10-12 colored pencils (NO crayons)
* a pack of dry erase markers (NO Sharpies or similar permanent markers)
*two plastic or fabric pencil cases (no boxes) One is to hold 4 sharpened pencils daily and eraser, and a sharpener.  The other is to hold colored pencils, markers, a glue stick (NO bottled glue)
*two reams of white copy paper
*one pad of loose leaf paper that can be torn off one at a time (no spiral ring notebooks)
*two boxes of tissue and two rolls of paper towels
*one container of Lysol disinfectant wipes
*one mini hand sanitizer
*one lunch box separate from the book bag
             Looking forward to seeing you!                                                              
                                                                                                                              Ms. Saville


Friday, June 23, 2017

IMPORTANT NOTICES FOR MON., June 26th

Dear Parents,
          This is our final week!  Our last day is Wed., June 28th.  Our end of the year must be scheduled for this Monday.  I will be ordering pizza for second grade.  It is important that every student bring in $3.00 and their own individual containers of juice (I suggest 2 or 3).  Also if possible bring in one (no more than one) bag of candy, chips, cookies to share with the class. Any student that does want pizza should bring something of their own since the auditorium may not be available if they wish to buy.)            There will a photographer coming in to take pictures of the class with their home room teacher on Monday.  Mr. Woods asked that all students be dressed in school uniform IF they wish to be in the photo. Last week I sent the year's test folders home and students took home most books.  These should stay home but students should bring their empty book bags back on Monday since I have more to send home. Second graders should bring regular pencils with erasers and colored pencils on Monday.   Final Exams have been corrected and grades recorded but all exams must be sent to the office next week.  IF they are returned, I will send them home.        
         End of the year awards will be given out to some students on Tuesday at 1:00.  End of the year Mass and 8th grade Graduation will be at 10:00 on Wed. and report cards will be given distributed at 12:30 on Wed. Dismissal on Wed. is at 1:00!   Anyone student who cannot pick up their report card on that day must see Mr. Woods.

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