Saturday, September 27, 2014

Homework for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grades for 9/29 to 10/3

Dear Parents,
         According to the last revised schedule, gym for third grade is on  Monday at 10:15  AND Wednesday from 2:00 to 2:45.  This Friday we have Mass for the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. As usual, students are allowed to bring in their pets to be blessed during the Mass. Please remember, however that a parent MUST be able to take the pet back home as soon as Mass is over.
         This Friday each home room began their PBL (Project Based Learning). The third grade class will be working on researching saints from France. This past Friday each  student was assigned a different saint to research and report on in  next few weeks. (The name is in their assignment book)
          As mentioned before, there will be NO quizzes this Monday. There will be a Spelling test on Wed. and an  ELA quiz on  Friday for all classes.  I have listed below the Spelling words  and the vocabulary definitions each class needs to know.
           PLEASE CHECK BACK DURING THE WEEK FOR ANY ADDITIONAL STUDY GUIDELINES OR ANY UPDATES!

FOURTH
9/30 Study for quiz on Wednesday.  Practice writing words  in script.
Spelling words:  problem, know, since, piece, told, stand, friend, complete, question, your

9/30 After you are assigned an animal in class, do research and on looseleaf write a heading and answer the following questions:
*What are the animal's characteristics?
*What is its habitat?
* Which are its usual predators?
* How does it defend itself?
* How does it adapt to its environment in order to survive?
Prepare to give a speech on  Thursday based on answers to the questions above. Bring in one or two pictures to use in your speech.
    

10/2 Study for quiz on Friday as well as any ELA notes given this week.
Vocabulary definitions:
opportunity  (n) chance to do something
sprained   (v) twisted muscle
terrain   (n) ground, land
thermal  (adj) holding in heat
assemble  (v) to gather together
immobile (adj) not moving
ominous (adj) threatening
provisions (n) food and supplies


THIRD
9/30 Study for quiz on Wednesday.  Practice writing  words in script.
Spelling words: high, near, every, friend, between, country, plants, school, city, earth

9/30 Interview a family member asking about some interesting  family experiences they have had they'd like to pass on to you.  On looseleaf write a heading and write some notes about the family  event  in correct order.  Be prepared to use this information to write a narrative story in class.

10/2 Study for quiz on Friday as well as any ELA notes given this week.
Vocabulary definitions:
condition  (n)  situation someone is in
commotion  (n) noise, lots of activity
stealthy  (adj)  secretly, slyly
despair  (n)  state of feeling hopeless
onlooker  (n)  person watching
approaching (v) coming closer
murmur (v)  low sound, whisper
outrage (v) feeling of anger at an injustice


SECOND
9/30 Study for quiz on Wednesday.
Spelling words: new, take, our, little, only, know, live, most, very, after 

9/30 On looseleaf write a heading. Answer p. 58 # 1 to 5 only and p.60 #1 to 5 (answers only) on ONE sheet of looseleaf.

10/2 Study for quiz on Friday as well as any ELA notes given this week.
Vocabulary definitions:
custom  (n)  tradition, usual way of doing things
decide  (v)  to choose
glare (v)  to stare at angrily
ruin  (v) to mess up or spoil
relief  (n)  rest or break
snatch (v) to grab
ache  (n) pain
gigantic  (adj) very big