Sunday, May 22, 2016

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grades for May 23 to 27

Dear Parents,
        There is no school this Friday, May 27 and next Monday, May 30th. The Religion Archdiocesan Exam is being given to third and fourth grades on June 2nd and posibly second grade as well. I will be sending home past quizzes this week so students can begin to review the  types of questions that most likely will appear on the exams. I received an e-mailed  study guide only for fourth grade on specific areas to review which I will post below. Please be sure to review well all of these quizzes as well as the Study Guide I posted for all classes.  There will be an ELA quiz for all classes this Wed.  focusing on vocabulary and writing skills.  Please see below for a more details.

FOURTH GRADE
5/24 ELA Quiz on Wed.  Study following vocabulary definitions listed in the notebook:  foreign, cranky, involuntary, indifferent, jolted, unperturbed, elaborate, calloused, menacingly, unconcerned, campaigning, unsuited, oppressive, ride the rods, hop the freights.  Be able to  summarize Chapter 1 to 6 of The Hope Chest.  Read Chapter 9 of  The Hope Chest.
***REMEMBER TO WRITE THE SIX STEPS TO MAKING A GOOD MORAL CHOICE FOUR TIMES EACH ON LOOSELEAF AND STUDY SO I CAN RETEST TOMORROW.

5/27 Study all on POSTED STUDY GUIDE and past quizzes  for the Religion Archdiocesan Exam!  Read Chapter 10 of The Hope Chest

Format of the Fourth Grade Archdiocesan Exam:  The assessment will include multiple choice questions, matching questions, and a choice of one short response question. The response question will require the student to connect the content learned in religion class to lived experience.
Students should expect questions on the following topics:
    The Life of Jesus and the Church,  Trinity,  Beatitudes,   Sermon on the Mount, Ten Commandments,   God’s Covenant with Moses,  Solemnity of All Saints
Terms:
            repentance,   Lent,  penance,  fasting, covenant,  Corporal Works of Mercy,  Stations of the Cross,  Communion of Saints,  Apostles’ Creed



THIRD GRADE
5/24 ELA Quiz on Wed. Study following vocabulary definitions listed in the notebook: species, wildlife, livestock, percipitation, evaporation, runoffs, habitat, pollute, produce, conserve, filter, distribution, population,  The writing task will cover  last two sections of the book.
***REMEMBER TO REVIEW ALL PARABLES IN THE RELIGION NOTEBOOK.  I WILL RETEST TOMORRROW.
5/27 Study Study all on POSTED STUDY GUIDE and past quizzes for the Religion Archdiocesan Exam!

SECOND GRADE
5/24 ELA Quiz on Wed. Study folllowing vocabulary definitions listed in the notebook: descendents, ancestors, support, traditional, ethnic, officially, exhausting, famine, responsibilities, wages, to turn over a new leaf, and multiple meanings of the word land. 

5/27 Study past quizzes and notes given this week for Final Exam!


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

Fourth: http://planbookedu.com/s/YAWMF

Third:http://planbookedu.com/s/IA3GK

Second: http://planbookedu.com/s/7JU3R







Sunday, May 15, 2016

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grades for May 16 to 20

Dear Parents,
        This Friday Progress Reports will be distributed and we will have 12:00 dismissal. There will be a Religion Weekly Quiz on Wednesday for all classes. Due to early dismissal on Friday as well as scheduling for observation of Achieve 3000, the ELA Weekly Quiz will be postponed to next week.
       I'VE NOTICED THAT MANY STUDENTS HAVE BEEN CHECKING OUT THE RELIGION STUDY GUIDE ON MY BLOG.  I AM REQUESTING THAT ALL STUDENTS MAKE ONE PRINT OUT OF THE STUDY GUIDE BY NEXT WEEK AND BRING IT TO CLASS.
 Please remember the Archdiocesan is June 2 and students should be following ALL instructions (including studying review sheets in notebook and recommended websites).
           Please see below for this week's homework.

FOURTH
5/17 Religion quiz on Wed.  Quiz will be based on Part A/Part B questions (as patterned on last Archdiocesan Exam). To prepare review the front and back of Review sheet for Archdiocesan Exam stapled in notebook and the vocabulary on  www.studystack.com/flashcard-258432.  ALSO STUDY IN NOTEBOOK THE STEPS FOR MAKING A GOOD MORAL CHOICE.
5/17 For ELA read Chapter 7 of The Hope Chest.

5/19 ELA - On looseleaf answer Grammar Workshop pp. 158-159. Answer only as A, B, C, Dguage .
Study all vocabulary definitions and examples of figurative language for Chapter 1 to 6 in ELA notebook for quiz next week. For ELA read Chapter 8 of The Hope Chest.

THIRD
5/17 Religion quiz on Wed.  Quiz will be based on Part A/Part B questions (as patterned on last Archdiocesan Exam). To prepare review  http://www.cram.com/flashcards/grade-3-guardian-angel-archdiocesan-review-2746540  and any review notes in notebook.

5/19 ELA - On looseleaf answer Grammar Workshop pp. 154-155. Answer only as A, B, C, D
Study all notes for Module 4 in notebook for quiz next week.

SECOND
5/17 Religion Quiz on Wed. Review ALL vocabulary flash cards for Units 1,2, 3, & 4.  THESE NEED TO BE PRINTED OUT BY THIS WEDNESDAY AND BROUGHT TO CLASS!

5/19 ELA - On looseleaf answer Progress Book pp. 84 and 197 ( answers only).   Study all vocabulary definitions as well as notes for Domain 11  (lessons  1 to 6) in ELA notebook for quiz next week!

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

Fourth: http://planbookedu.com/s/9E5I4

Third:http://planbookedu.com/s/SGUKG

Second: http://planbookedu.com/s/K2CHP


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th for May 9 to 13

Dear Parents,
       This week students in second grade will continue other sections of the ITBS Exam.. Due to the Science Fair last week which affected all grades, once again work had to be rescheduled. Copies of the ELA Quiz were never sent so the Friday quiz will need to be given this week, hopefully on Monday.  I will be giving a Religion quiz this week as well based on the type of questions that were given on the 2015 Archdiocesan Exam. It is very important that all students CONSULT THE STUDY GUIDE I POSED LAST WEEK and study well any review notes stapled in their Religion notebooks. Vocabulary on the web sites listed are important as well and should be reviewed often! I have and will continue to give almost daily assessments on these vocabulary definitions. ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BRING IN ROSARY BEADS THIS WEEK!

Please see below for this week's homework:

FOURTH
5/10  On looseleaf answer the first TWO essay questions copied in your Religion notebook.  Look up answers and be sure you answer questions completely, correctly, and neatly. Check for correct spellling, capitalization, and punctuation! Read and study all information given on the rosary on
http://www.catholic-church.org/ccos_tn/pdf/rosarylessonplan.pdf .Memorize the Joyful and the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary and what occurs in each. Religion Quiz is on Wed.

ANY CLASSWORK ASSIGNED ON MONDAY IS DUE NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY: RELIGION ESSAY QUESTIONS #3 & 4 ON LOOSELEAF. GRAMMAR WORKSHOP PP.110-111 (A,B,C,OR D) ON LOOSELEAF. PHONICS P. 59 IN THE BOOK.

5//12 On looseleaf answer Grammar Workshop pp. 56- 57 (answers only) and pp.58-59 (A,B,C,D)
ELA Grammar Quiz is on Fri. on Unit 2 work listed above.

THIRD
5/10  On looseleaf answer the first TWO essay questions copied in your Religion notebook.  Look up answers and be sure you answer questions completely, correctly, and neatly. Check for correct spellling, capitalization, and punctuation! Read and study all information given on the rosary  and the apparitions of Mary on  http://www.catholic-church.org/ccos_tn/pdf/rosarylessonplan.pdf . Memorize the Joyful, Sorrowful, and  Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary in text p. 288. Study the sequence of prayers on the rosary on p. 289.  Religion Quiz is on Wed.

5//12 On looseleaf answer Grammar Workshop pp. 68-69 (answers only) and pp.70-71 (A,B,C,D)
ELA Grammar Quiz is on Fri. on Unit 2 work listed above.

SECOND
5/10 On looseleaf answer the first TWO essay questions copied in your Religion notebook. Look up answers and be sure you answer questions completely, correctly, and neatly. Check for correct spellling, capitalization, and punctuation! Read and study all information given on the rosary on
http://www.catholic-church.org/ccos_tn/pdf/rosarylessonplan.pdf   Study the Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries and the sequence of prayers on the rosary (text pp. 286 to 291)  Religion Quiz is on Wed. 

5/12 On looseleaf answer Progress Book p. 140  #1-10 (write only the adjective) and p. 142 #1-5
and p. 143 yellow box (write only the adverb). ELA Grammar Quiz is on Fri. on adjectives and adverbs.



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

Fourth Grade: http://planbookedu.com/s/5V4SM

Third Grade:http://planbookedu.com/s/ADXMT

Second Grade:http://planbookedu.com/s/GDLEG

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Study Guide for Religion Final Exam for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

Religion Final for ALL grades will be given on June 2nd.  Third and Fourth will be taking the Archdiocesan Exam.

FOURTH GRADE
*Review thoroughly all definitions on  www.studystack.com/flashcard-258432
*Review all definitions of words on  flashcards for Units 1,2,3 & 4 on http://www.sadlierreligion.com/webelieve/index.cfm
***MOST IMPORTANT:  Study all notes on front and back of sheet stapled in Religion notebook labeled : To review for Archdiocesan Exam
*Study sheet stapled in notebook listing ten essay questions and be prepared to answer EACH part of every question.
*Study sheet listing the Beatitudes and explaining the meaning of each.

Be sure to memorize the following:
*each of the Ten Commandments  (and specific ways in which YOU practice each of these)
*Jesus'  Two Great Commandments
*Jesus'  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 Stations of the Cross (text p. 329)
*the steps for making a good moral choice (listed on review sheet)
*the Sanctus prayer
*names of the Sacraments of  Initiation, Sacraments of Healing, Sacraments of Service
*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:  making an Advent wreath with candles, creating a  Jesse tree with Bible symbols, setting up a Nativity scene.
*different types of sins (on  Archdiocesan review sheet)
*Lenten season practices: receiving ashes on Ash Wednesday, praying the Stations of the Cross, fasting, almsgiving.
*dates and names of important feast days listed on review sheets



THIRD GRADE
*Review all vocabulary definitions on  http://www.cram.com/flashcards/grade-3-guardian-angel-archdiocesan-review-2746540   On the  top click on Test. Then on right side click on multiple choice under question format and then on  make new test. Practice taking the test as shown in class.
*Also review  www.studystack.com/flashcard-374942
*Review definitions of all words on flashcards for Units 1, 2, 3 &4 on http://www.sadlierreligion.com/webelieve/index.cfm
*Study sheets labeled Mid-term Review stapled in notebook.
*Practice answering essay questions (written in Religion notebook)

Be sure to memorize:
*each of the Ten Commandments  (and specific ways in which YOU practice each of these)
*Jesus' Two Great Commandments
*names of the Sacraments of Initiation, Sacraments of Healing, Sacraments of Service (p. 329)
*description and explanation of parables of The Prodigal Son (Forgiving Father), The Good Samaritan, The Mustard Seed, The Sower of the Seed (text pp. 296-299 and notebook or on sheeets)
*Advent season practices: making an Advent wreath with candles, creating a  Jesse tree with Bible symbols, setting up a Nativity scene.
*Lenten season practices:  receiving ashes on Ash Wednesday, praying the Stations of the Cross, fasting, almsgiving.


SECOND GRADE
*Review  definitions of all words on flashcards for Units 1, 2, 3, & 4 on http://www.sadlierreligion.com/webelieve/index.cfm
*THIS WILL BE GIVEN OUT NEXT WEEK: Study review sheet with vocabulary words and essay questions.  Be prepared to answer EACH part of the FIRST FIVE essay questions only.  BE SURE TO KNOW THE MEANING OF EACH WORD ABOVE THE ESSAY QUESTIONS!

Be sure to memorize:
*THE ACT OF CONTRITION
*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 commandemnts 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"

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades for May 2 to 6

Dear Parents,
        This week the second grade will be taking the ITBS Test on Tuesday through Friday.   On Wednesday we are having a Star Wars contest at 10:00. On Thursday we have Ascension Thursday Mass at 9:00 followed by Honors Assembly (based on the last report card). On Friday we have the Science Fair.  Needless to say there will again be changes in scheduling. Some lesson plans from last week had to be rescheduled due to the testing last week. There will an ELA Quiz for all classes on Friday. This quiz will cover vocabulary (listed in notebooks) and writing assignments based on their readings for Module 4 or Domain 11. Religion Quizzes will be based on questions from previous Archdiosean Exams in order to start preparing students for their final in early June.

FOURTH GRADE
PLEASE SEE STUDY GUIDE FOR  RELIGION FINAL EXAM ON SEPARATE BLOG!

ELA 5/3 Read Chapter 5 in The Hope Chest. Practice summarizing it.  Look for figurative language. Make sure you have read Chapter 4 as well!
REL 5/3 Study Chapters 19 and 20 on the eighth and ninth commandment. Also STUDY THE SHEET STAPLED IN NOTEBOOK TITLED REVIEW FOR ARCHDIOCESAN EXAM. Quiz and daily assessments will be based on these notes. Also be sure to practice all vocabulary terms on http://www.studystack.com/flashcard-258432   It is an excellent website for reviewing most important vocabulary terms! Next week we will be working on answering essay questions. There are sheets of these essay questions in your Religion notebook!

ELA 5/5 Study vocabulary and notes for Chapters 1 to 4 of The Hope Chest for quiz tomorrow. Read Chapter 6 in  The Hope Chest.
REL 5/5 Review again vocabulary definitions on  http://www.cram.com/flashcards/grade-4-archdiocesan-religion-exam-2743936   Be ready for assessments on these!

THIRD GRADE
PLEASE SEE STUDY GUIDE FOR  RELIGION FINAL EXAM ON SEPARATE BLOG!

ELA 5/3  Study vocabulary for Module 4 and be able to explain all of the challenges to having access to freshwater based on  facts  found on pp. 4 to 13 in One Well. BRING BOOK BACK TOMORROW!
REL 5/3   Review again vocabulary definitions on  http://www.cram.com/flashcards/grade-3-guardian-angel-archdiocesan-review-2746540 On the top click on Test. Then on  right side click on multiple choice under question format and then on  make new test. Practice taking the test as shown in class.   Another good website for studying vocabulary definitions is on http://www.studystack.com/flashcard-374942  Be ready for assessments on these!

ELA 5/5 Review vocabulary and all ELA notes for Module 4 for quiz tomorrow
REL 5/5 Study the Mid-term Review sheets stapled in your Religon notebook. Review all flashcard words and definitions for Units 1 to 4 on http://www.sadlierreligion.com/webelieve/index.cfm which should be printed out. Study Religion text pp. 288-289 as well on praying the rosary and the joyful mysteries of the rosary.


SECOND GRADE
PLEASE SEE STUDY GUIDE FOR  RELIGION FINAL EXAM ON SEPARATE BLOG!

ELA 5/3 Study all vocabulary definitions in notebook for Domain 11. Review all notes as well.
REL 5/3 Study Chapter 25. Also review all Unit 1, 2, 3, and 4 flash card words on http://www.sadlierreligion.com/webelieve/index.cfm

ELA 5/5 Review same vocabulary of Domain 11 for quiz tomorrow as well as any notes given.
REL 5/5 Review Chapter 25. Answer p. 294 on looseleaf. Again review all Unit 1, 2, 3, and 4 flash card words on http://www.sadlierreligion.com/webelieve/index.cfm


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

Fourth grade:http://planbookedu.com/s/JEA4Y

Third grade:http://planbookedu.com/s/3J7YR

Second grade:http://planbookedu.com/s/BJJ1L
     


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th for April 25 to 29

Dear Parents,
        Congratulations to all those who received First Reconciliation, First Communion, and even Baptism during the past few weeks.  Weekly quizzes begin this week again. Religion quizzes will be given on Wednesday and ELA quizzes will be given on Friday. The ELA quizzes this week for all classes will cover only grammar and phonics skills. Next week's quiz will cover the vocabulary and writing skills associated with the new Module 4 or Domain 11.
        Please see below for study guides for quizzes  for each class this week.

FOURTH
4/26 REL- Quiz on Wed. Study Chapter 2 .Memorize ALL the Beatitudes. Know the meaning of all the terms as listed on p. 35 in text book.
****Read Chapter 2 and 3 in The Hope Chest.  Be ready to answer questions!
BEGIN TO REVIEW VOCABULARY FOR ARCHDIOCESEAN EXAM ON http://www.cram.com/flashcards/grade-4-archdiocesan-religion-exam-2743936.  Daily assessments will be based on these vocabulary terms.

4/28 ELA - Quiz on  Fri. Study Grammar Workshop pp. 36 to 39: types of sentences, complex/compound sentences, sentence/fragment/run on, use of capitals, ending punctuation marks
Phonics - Study pp. 51, 52 (top), 53: cointractions, possession, spelling rules for adding suffixes, number of syllables
****Read Chapter 4 in The Hope Chest. Be ready to answer questions!

THIRD
4/26 REL -Quiz on Wed. Study Chapters 22 and 23. Be sure to know all the key words.
BEGIN TO REVIEW VOCABULARY FOR ARCHDIOCESEAN EXAM ON
http://www.cram.com/flashcards/grade-3-guardian-angel-archdiocesan-review-2746540.  Daily assessments will be based on these vocabulary terms.

4/28 ELA - Quiz on Fri. Study Grammar Workshop pp. 40 to 43: types of sentences,
complex/compound sentences, sentence/fragment/run on, use of capitals, ending punctuation marks
Phonics - Study p. 64 : sounds of final y, number of syllables and p. 70-71: consonant digraphs


SECOND
4/26 REL- Quiz on Wed. Study Chapter 23 and be sure you can recite all the Ten Commandments and know what they mean.
BEGIN TO REVIEW FOR FINAL RELIGION EXAM. Study Units 1, 2, 3, and 4 flash card words and definitions on .http://www.sadlierreligion.com/webelieve/index.cfm  Daily assessments will be based on these vocabulary terms.

4/28 ELA - Quiz on Fri. Study Progress Book pp. 94 to 99; use of apostrophes for contractions and possessives, past tense of irregular verbs
Phonics- Study pp. 109, 121, and 124: sounds of final y, silent letters, digraphs

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

Fourth grade:  http://planbookedu.com/s/MSZVN

Third grade: http://planbookedu.com/s/MSZVN

Second grade:  http://planbookedu.com/s/GJVVK


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th for April 18 to 22

Dear Parents,
        This Friday dismissal is at 12:00 for report card distribution.  Parent -Teacher Conferences will be held from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. Students in each grade should prepare for assessments only in Religion this week since we are just beginning a new module in ELA. Second grade DOES need to study the vocabulary for Domain 6 which we are finishing this week.

FOURTH
4/19 REL - Study Chapter 2 including all key words. MEMORIZE EACH OF THE BEATITUDES AND KNOW THE MEANING OF ALL THE TERMS ON P. 35.
4/21 ELA- Read carefully Chapter 1 only of The Hope Chest and be ready to answer questions
about it. In Grammar Workshop answer on looseleaf p. 36 #1 to 4 and on p. 37 #17 to 28.  Be sure to follow directions for each section, list page numbers, and work neatly.  Sloppy work will not be accepted!

THIRD
4/19 REL - Study Chapters 22 and 23 including all key words.  On looseleaf answer pp. 258 and 270.
4/21 ELA- In Grammar Workshop answer on looseleaf p. 40 #1-9.and on p. 41 #16 to 24.Be sure to follow directions for each section, list page numbers, and work neatly.  Sloppy work will not be accepted!

SECOND
4/19 ELA - Review all vocabulary definitions and notes for Domain 6.  Assessment will continue tomorrow including writing sections on comparing/contasting using Venn diagams and explaining the any of the life cycles of nature that we studied: seasons, plants, trees, frog, butterfly, or water.

4/21 REL -  Assessment on the Ten Commandments! MEMORIZE and know how you obey each commandment! Also study Chapter 23. Answer p. 270 on looseleaf. For #9 and 10 write two separate sentences citing text evidence from the chapter you studied!




Please see below for this week's lesson plan if you wish:

Fourth:  http://planbookedu.com/s/SEMIW  

Third: http://planbookedu.com/s/K7HJ5

Second: http://planbookedu.com/s/H2U99