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Week of March 13th-March 17th

Reminders:

1). Due to the pending snowstorm, the State of the Academy Meeting has been moved to Tuesday, May 2nd.  

2). Science Fair Projects are due on Monday, March 13th. 

3). Early Re-Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 15th.

4). St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, March 17th- $1 Dress Down Day!

5). Happy St. Joseph’s Day-Sunday, March 19th!

6). Report Card Times have been sent home; please ask your child about your time.  Report Card Conferences are taking place on Thursday, March 23rd from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be taking a Spelling/Vocabulary Exam based on Unit 4; next, they will begin working on a book report project.  For this project, the students will be creating “The Newest Coffee” for Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts.  Each aspect of their coffee-name, illustration, ingredients, etc. will be based around the main character(s), setting(s), plot (important parts of the beginning, middle, and end of the novel), and vocabulary words. The students will be able to see past projects to have a better understanding of how to create their project. They will also be using a detailed rubric as a guide.

Monday, March 13th 1). Complete a reading log.

Tuesday, March 14th 1). Complete a reading log.

Wednesday, March 15th- 1). Complete a reading log.

Thursday, March 16th- 1). Make sure your rough drafts are completed, and type any parts needed for coffee project; remember to make sure the font is small enough to fit the cup; don’t forget your coffee cup either (as shown in class). Make sure all the typing is free of any errors!

Upcoming Exam: Unit 4 Spelling/Vocabulary Exam-Monday, March 13th

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will continue practicing for the ELA State Exam; next, next, they will begin working on a book report project.  For this project, the students will be creating “The Newest Coffee” for Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts.  Each aspect of their coffee-name, illustration, ingredients, etc. will be based around the main character(s), setting(s), plot (important parts of the beginning, middle, and end of the novel), and vocabulary words. The students will be able to see past projects to have a better understanding of how to create their project. They will also be using a detailed rubric as a guide.

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

*This week, the students will be given different reading comprehension worksheets for Monday-Wednesday; this is extra practice for the ELA State Exam; please be sure to read the questions (not the answers) first, so that you are familiar with what you have to look for. When it comes time to answer the questions-A). Look for KEY WORDS in the questions. B). READ EACH ANSWER! C). Do process of elimination. E). Make sure the answer you choose makes sense!!!!!

Monday, March 13th 1). Complete Reading Comprehension Worksheet: “Where Have All the Chestnuts Gone?”.

Tuesday, March 14th 1). Complete Reading Comprehension Worksheet: “ A Story of Hope”

Wednesday, March 15th- 1). Complete Reading Comprehension Packet: Passage 1: “So You Want to Donate Blood” and Passage 2: Student Council Holds Blood Drive”. Remember- you have to read both passages in order to answer the questions. 

Thursday, March 16th- 1). Make sure your rough drafts are completed, and type any parts needed for coffee project; remember to make sure the font is small enough to fit the cup; don’t forget your coffee cup either (as shown in class). Make sure all the typing is free of any errors!

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be taking a Spelling/Vocabulary Exam based on Unit 4; next, they will begin working on a book report project.  For this project, the students will be creating a menu based on the novel they have read; they will be focusing on the following: Pretend that you owned a restaurant, and everything from the food items and cover of the menu reflected the book you have just read.  What would the name of your restaurant be? What illustration or symbol would go on the cover of your menu?  What creative food items would you include that would represent the characters, setting, plot, and vocabulary words from your novel? The students will be viewing an example of this project that reflects The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton; they will also be using a rubric throughout the project.

Religion– The students will continue working with their 6th grade partners to develop board games based on Lent, the Triduum, and Easter; they will begin creating their board games this week.

Monday, March 13th 1). Complete a reading log.

Tuesday, March 14th 1). Complete a reading log.

Wednesday, March 15th- 1). Complete a reading log.

Thursday, March 16th- 1). Type any parts needed for menu project; remember to make sure all the typing is free of any errors! Do not forget that each “food item” has a clear description!! Keep my example in mind! 2). Be sure to type your summary as well; follow the heading on the handout! The summary is due Monday!

Upcoming Exam: Unit 4 Spelling/Vocabulary Exam-Monday, March 13th

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will continue practicing for the ELA State Exam; next, they will begin working on a book report project.  For this project, the students will be creating a menu based on the novel they have read; they will be focusing on the following: Pretend that you owned a restaurant, and everything from the food items and cover of the menu reflected the book you have just read.  What would the name of your restaurant be? What illustration or symbol would go on the cover of your menu?  What creative food items would you include that would represent the characters, setting, plot, and vocabulary words from your novel? The students will be viewing an example of this project that reflects The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton; they will also be using a rubric throughout the project.

Monday, March 13th 1). Complete a reading log.

Tuesday, March 14th 1). Complete a reading log.

Wednesday, March 15th- 1). Complete a reading log.

Thursday, March 16th- 1). Type any parts needed for menu project; remember to make sure all the typing is free of any errors! Do not forget that each “food item” has a clear description!! Keep my example in mind! 2).  2). Be sure to type your summary as well; follow the heading on the handout! The summary is due Monday!