Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Good Afternoon!

We had such a great day today.  We started a new unit in reading!  After a great- but serious unit in nonfiction- we have switched gears to reading about funny characters.  We will do a lot of character study this month.  Today we read the book "Hooway for Wodney Wat."  It is so funny, but delivers an important message.  The book introduced some great vocabulary words including rodent, barged and uncomfortable.  We talked about how characters change over the course of a story.  Then we wrote letters to the main character.  All of the characters in the book are rodents which explains the science homework for tonight- bring a picture of a rodent.  One character was a capybara!  We watched a science video about this giant rodent!  In math we are working on counting money and today we introduced the half dollar.  We did two new letters in cursive - g and o.  We are nearing the end of the lowe case alphabet.  When we finish I will teach each child his/her name.

Homework

Spelling- sentences 1-8
Math- pages 81 AND 82
** Bring a picture of any rodent tomorrow
**Ash Wednesday mass tomorrow- 10:30- all are welcome
**Book Orders due Friday
** Sweatheart Dance Forms due

See everyone tomorrow :)

Monday, February 24, 2020

Good Afternoon!

Welcome back :)

The class started a new unit in math today.  First we will do money, then time.

Homework

Spelling - 3 times each
Math - worksheet

Reminders for this week:

Ash Wednesday is Wednesday - 10:30 mass- all are welcome
Friday is the Sweetheart Dance- please send in candy donation and reservation slips 💗

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Good Afternoon!!!

Wow!!! What a busy, busy day!!!!  The students will tell you we were go, go, go from 8 am to 2:45, nonstop!  We did patterns and word problems in math and we reviewed for the test.  We finished - as in we all PUBLISHED- our penguin reports.  We did a science penguin project and we also did a fun penguin craft.  I put everything on the hallway bulletin board after school and I strongly encourage parents to take a walk down and look if you are in the building.  The work is VERY impressive.  I am so proud of everyone!

Homework

Math - pages 79 and 80
Math Test tomorrow

Tag Day Tomorrow $2 -wear pink or red for Valentine's Day

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Good Afternoon!

We had such a great day!  Some of us finished our published edition of our penguin reports!  In math we did word problems and ordered pairs.  This is on the test and is part of tonight's homework-please review.

Homework

Grammar- p 66
Math - p 77 and 78
Read your book
Valentine's Day Tag Day on Friday $2 - wear red or pink

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Homework

Grammar- p 65
Math- p 75 and 76 - Test Friday
Read your book

**Valentine's day tag day Friday wear red/pink $2

Monday, February 10, 2020

Good Afternoon!

We had a great day!

In math, we worked on patterns and on turns.  In religion, we had prayer partners.  We continued to work on compound words in grammar.  In writing, we are writing our penguin reports.

There will be a math test on Chapter 6 on Friday.

Homework

Spelling- test tomorrow
Math- p 73 and 74
Read your book

Math
Chapter 6 Review

1.     Solid and plane figures- be able to identify them and draw them
2.  Line of symmetry
3.  Slides, Flips and Turns
4.  Congruent Shapes – shapes that are the exact same shape and size
5.  Vertex, Edge, Angle, Flat Surfaces
6.  Patterns 
7.  Using a grid and ordered pairs (for example on a map – find the shape at point6,4)



Friday, February 7, 2020

Good Afternoon!

We had a great morning together.

In math we learned about flips and turns.  In grammar we worked on possessive plurals and compound words.  4th grade did a great job celebrating mass today.  Reminder- Tuesday is the spelling test.

See you Monday!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Good Afternoon!

What a busy day we had today!  We worked on possessive and collective nouns.  We worked on congruent shapes and symmetry in math.  In religion we talked about the gifts that God has given us. We read a Scholastic News Magazine about eagles.  We worked on a diagram of the eagle and also discussed the eagle as a symbol of the United States.

No Homework

Tricky Tray tonight!  I hope to see you there!

12 Dismissal tomorrow - mass at 10:30, all are welcome!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Good Afternoon!

We were so busy today.  In grammar we learned about irregular plural nouns.  In math we worked on shapes and sorting them by attributes.  In religion we read the story of the Last Supper.  We talked about what Jesus did and what he said.  Then we wrote and drew about a time when we had a special meal with our families.  In reading and writing we are plugging through our own nonfiction reports.

Homework

Spelling - write sentences for words 9-15

Math- p 72 ( we are not doing  71)

Read your book

Reminder spelling test is next Tuesday - no homework tomorrow because of Tricky Tray

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Good Afternoon!

We had a great day today.  Wait until you see our penguin reports!!  They are coming along great.  In math we continue to learn about geometric figures.  In religion, we are learning about Eucharist.  Today we took the final part of the MAP test- reading.

Homework

Spelling - sentences 1-8
Math- p 70
Read your book

**The spelling test will NOT be on Friday, due to the Tricky Tray event.  It will be next Tuesday instead.

Pizza Lunch tomorrow

Monday, February 3, 2020

Good Afternoon!

We had a great day today!  We continue to use the writing process to write reports about penguins.  Today, we all did the final copy of a diagram of a penguin.  In math, we started a new chapter on geometry.  We started to learn about solid figures, vertices, faces and edges.  In spelling, we took a pretest and practiced the new words.  There are some homophones in there!  In religion, we teamed up with kindergarten and played a trivia game of "Saints vs Angels."  :)

New Spelling Words

clue
blew
June
student
dew
grew
due
blue
ruby
overdue
blueberry
salute
fluid
news
rude

Homework
Spelling- writ your words 3 x each
Math -p69
Read your book

*Pizza Lunch is this Wednesday
*Tricky Tray is Thursday 5:30 pm
*Friday - noon dismissal, mass at 10:30 all are welcome

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Math Chapter 5 Review

Math Chapter 5
Review




1-   Mental Math – example:  
Subtract mentally.
Subtract 2 from:
67, 57, 37, 27

ans:  65, 55, 35, 25

2. Estimate the difference.

 56                  60
- 21                -20
_______           _______

3. Double digit subtraction – with and without regrouping

4. Re write the horizontal subtraction vertically then subtract.

5. Subtract.  Add to check.

6. Add/Subtract in a chain : 54-20+5=

7. Regroup – example - 2 tens 8 ones = 1 ten and 18 ones

8. Word problems.  Some with two steps and some with creating a table. 

Example a:  There are 2 stickers on each sheet of stickers.  There are 4 sheets of stickers.  How many stickers are there.  (The cart will be there but they need to complete it.)  

Sheets of stickers
1
2
3
4
Stickers
2
4
6
8



Sample b:

Matt has 19 hats.  He gives 4 away.  His father buys him 10 new hats.  How many hats does he have now?

9. How to use a table to answer questions. Please refer to Math lesson pages 227-228 for samples of these questions.  I will send it home tomorrow.




Good Afternoon!

We had a great day!  It ended with the 8th grade vs Teachers annual volleyball game and it was a hard fought, three game battle that ended with......

an 8th grade win!

Fun was had by all.

Math test tomorrow- please review, especially word problems.  We reviewed a lot in class today.  I told them to bring home the math notebook where we did the review so they can prepare.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Good Afternoon!

We has a great day in second grade.  We are working on writing reports about penguins.  We are currently in the "draft" phase.  In math we did word problems and reviewed for the test Friday.  Please look at the pages that are coming home today - both classwork and the test folder- so you can use them to study for the word problem section of the test.
In religion we shared our saint projects!  We read a new Scholastic News magazine too!

Homework

Math- pages 67 and 68
Read your book

Tomorrow is spirit day :)  Students may wear school colors- blue and gold- ribbons in hair, shoe laced etc.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Good Afternoon!

We had such a busy day today!  We did the math section of the MAP test this morning.  Then we had a great visit from Father Anthony.  We learned more about the Sacrament of Reconciliation and he answered lots of questions for us!  In reading, we did a visualizing lesson with Charlie and the Chocolate factory.

Tomorrow is "Saint Day."  We will share all your wonderful projects with one another.

Homework

Math - page 66 - Test Friday on Ch 5
Read your book

See everyone tomorrow!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Good Afternoon

We had a great day today.  We are learning all about penguins!  Next week we will start to write our own reports on penguins!  The Catholic Schools Week calendar is going home today.  There was a mistake on it that I had to fix, otherwise I would have sent it sooner.  I am sorry if it's an inconvenience.  If you have any questions about it, feel free to email me.

Homework

Spelling- Study for the test tomorrow

Math- p 65- chapter 5 test will be next week - Thursday or Friday

Religion- If you haven't already sent in your saint project please so so by Tuesday 1/28

Read your book

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Good Afternoon!

We had a great day today.  We started the second round of the MAP testing.  In math we worked on subtraction.  We are learning about Dr. King in social studies.  We also got new spelling words for the week.

Spelling:

hoop
tooth
mood
igloo
soon
bloom
food
room
pool
drool
troop
noodle
rooster
school
gloomy

Homework

Spelling- write the words 3x each
Math - p
Read you book
Religion- saint project is due next Tuesday


Father Anthony cordially invites you to join him for a special tour of Saint Joseph Church on Wednesday evening (Jan. 22) at 7:30 pm.  Learn more about our church and discover some of its hidden gems.  The evening is sponsored by the Ministry of Motherhood.  Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Good Afternoon!

We had a great day today!  In math we worked on chain operations and multi step word problems.  As these pages come home you might want to hold onto them to practice for the test next week.
In religion we were learning about Penance and we started a list of questions for Fr. Anthony.  In reading we are still doing nonfiction.  In social studies we are discussing Martin Luther King, Jr.

Homework

Spelling- test tomorrow
Math- p 62
Religion- Saint Project due 1/28
Read your book

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Good Afternoon!

We had a great day.  In reading, we learned more about penguins.  In religion, we talked about being peacemakers.  In math, we continue to work on regrouping in subtraction.  There will be a Chapter 5 Test next week - i will let you know the date.  We learned the letters e and l in cursive today too :)

Today, the students are bringing home a project.  Each student should do some research ( with help) about a saint and complete the form I am sending home.  It should be completed and returned by Tuesday January 28, 2020.

Homework

Spelling- sentences 9-15
Math- p 61
Read your Book
Religion- saint project

Enjoy the beautiful weather today :)

Math Chapter 5
Review

1-   Mental Math – example:  
Subtract mentally.
Subtract 2 from:
67, 57, 37, 27

ans:  65, 55, 35, 25

2. Estimate the difference.

 56                  60
- 21                -20
_______           _______

3. Double digit subtraction – with and without regrouping

4. Re write the horizontal subtraction vertically then subtract.

5. Subtract.  Add to check.

6. Add/Subtract in a chain : 54-20+5=

7. Regroup – example - 2 tens 8 ones = 1 ten and 18 ones

8. Word problems.  Some with two steps and some with creating a table. 

Example a:  There are 2 stickers on each sheet of stickers.  There are 4 sheets of stickers.  How many stickers are there.  (The cart will be there but they need to complete it.)  

Sheets of stickers
1
2
3
4
Stickers
2
4
6
8



Sample b:


Matt has 19 hats.  He gives 4 away.  His father buys him 10 new hats.  How many hats does he have now?

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Good Afternoon!

We had a great day today.  In reading, we continue to read nonfiction.  Today we read about cats.  Then we wrote an opinion piece about which pet we would like of the two that we have read about (cats and dogs.)  We also wrote about what we would do to care for the pet.  In math we learned about adding to check our subtraction.  In religion we continue to work on Penance.

Homework

Spelling- sentences 1-8
Math- p 60
Read your book

*** There is a PTO meeting in the Lower School Cafeteria today at 7:30 pm.  Representatives from the new reading program will be here presenting.  I really hope to see some of you there :)


Monday, January 13, 2020

Good Afternoon!

We had a great day today.  We worked on estimating and rewriting in math.  In grammar we worked on capitals, writing the date properly and abbreviations.  In religion we continue to work on the sacrament of Penance.  We talked about examination of conscience today.  In reading we are still working on nonfiction books.

New Spelling Words
few
music
pure
value
cute
human
rescue
humid
fuel
continue
fury
confuse
view
argue
until

Homework

Spelling- 3x each
Math- p 59
Read your book

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Good Afternoon!

We had a great day today!  We learned all about penguins :)  We measured the heights of different penguins and compared ourselves to those heights!  We continue to work on regrouping in math and on reconciliation in religion.  We also worked on proper nouns today.  We read a Scholastic News about a really cool arctic fox.

Homework

Math- p 58
Spelling- test tomorrow
Read your book
Practice the Act of Contrition :)

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Good Afternoon!

We had a great day today.  We finished reading about frogs and did a great activity!  We continue to practice the Act of Contrition and we are working on regrouping in subtraction.  We also read about dogs today.

Homework

Spelling- sentences 9-15
Math- p 57
Read your book

Practice Act of Contrition

Act of Contrition 

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. 
I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.
*** If you are receiving Penance here, your book is due Monday***

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Good Afternoon!

We had a great day today :)

In religion we read and write about the parable "The Lost Sheep."  In reading and science we are learning about frog and then writing about what we have learned.  This week we are starting an entire nonfiction unit.  We will be reading about cats and dogs as well.  If you have a pet cat or dog feel free to bring in a photograph for our chart :)  In math we started regrouping (borrowing) in subtraction today.
Please remember to practice the Act of Contrition!

Homework

Spelling- sentences for words 1-8
Math- p 56
Read your book

Pizza Lunch tomorrow!

Tomorrow is Open House from 7pm-9pm.  If you know anyone looking for a great blue ribbon school, make sure to tell them to stop by!

Have a great night!

Monday, January 6, 2020

Homework

Spelling- 3x each
Math - p55
Read your book

Pizza Lunch Wednesday

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Happy New Year!!!

Hope everyone had a great holiday :)

Homework

Math- p 54

Important

Parents who have children receiving Penance- please practice the Act of Contrition with your child at home.  We are practicing in school as well.  They need to know it for the Jan. 13 meeting with priest.

Noon Dismissal tomorrow