January 21, 2018
Math 24 Wednesday until 3:00
Test folder will go home this week.
Congratulations to Jillian for winning the DARE essay! Great job! I think Officer Miller had a difficult job this year, as many of the essays were well written.
Hawk Walk letter writing campaign information went home this week. This is another BIG project. It would be great if we can get 100% participation. Also helpful is if parents can use the labels provided to write the addresses. The labels really help us save time when writing the letters. Thank you to all those who help to make Hawk Walk a great success. We really depend on this adventure to improve our school.
Another great idea of Mrs. Okula is the reregistration Olympics. If your child is returning to our great school and you have not reregistered, please fill out the form with the necessary payment and send it into the office. We would like to move up in our place.
Well I think we will have a full week of school this week, fingers crossed. We need to get back into the groove of school. I hope that everyone is working on their Vocabulary Parade presentation. Everyone has an approved word and should be working on their costume and presentation. Students need to give the word, definition, part of speech, use it in a sentence, and have a costume that reflects the word. Also helpful is any synonyms or antonyms that may be associated with the given word. We will have a dress rehearsal this Thursday.
For Catholic School Week, we are creating a book inspired by the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Students have been diligently working on their books. We are trying to get them done for this Friday. It is a big project. We may be working on them all week and for homework this week. They are looking really great.
We have begun dividing fractions and the kids are really on the right track. I cannot believe how much Simple Solutions has improved students everyday knowledge of math skills. It really is a great program!
We have finally begun the study of the American Revolution. We will be watching Liberty Kids episodes to enhance the understanding. Students can watch them at home to jump ahead or just for review. Students will have to read and highlight lessons. I will be giving a little quiz on each reading assignment. As long as student read the assignment, they should have no problem passing the quiz. Questions will be broad as opposed to specific answers. I would like to hold students accountable for reading assignments. We will not be reading the chapter in class, but reviewing what was read in class along with notes.
Please save Chunky or small soup cans. These will be used for Colonial Days.
Tests for the Week:
Wednesday: Religion Chap 11 Test
Friday: Spelling Test (Possibly Math dividing fractions test)