Hello! J I hope everyone has a great weekend! We are currently in the season of Advent! During this time, I like to pause on our religion book and focus on Advent as it is a very special time of the year. Each week we will discuss each candle and the kids will work in their Advent workbook. This week we talked about our first candle, the candle of Hope and the students made cards for Mrs. Esther offering her words of hope. We will also be putting together homeless kits on 12/18. Our awesome room moms, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Petty, and Mrs. Freeman put together a sign up genius for these items. I like to have the kids do a hands on activity so they feel a part of the activity. If you can donate, any goods would be much appreciated. Also, I encouraged the students to try and do at least one random act of kindness a day during wonderful time of the year. I told them helping their parents and siblings at home is a really awesome act of kindness to offer as well. J “My command is this Love one as I have loved you.” –John 15:12 A few reminders: · Students are responsible for their daily homework assignments. · 12/11- 5th grade reconciliation · 12/13- Toys for Tots ends · 12/14- Our Buddy party will be on 12/14 at 10am because we added a Christmas practice to this date. · 12/3-12/17- We will be making homeless kits for our local homeless population as our Christmas project. This project means a lot as the students will be assembling these together in the Parish Hall on 12/18. I have given a list to the room moms of items that we will need. These can all me the mini travel size. Please donate if you can! J o Our awesome room moms sent out a sign up sheet for this. If you can, please sign up to donate items! J · 12/19- Christmas Program at 6pm · 12/20- 5th grade Christmas party! · 12/21- 1/6 Christmas Break Here are our vocabulary/spelling words: **This is a review week; therefore, I pulled some review challenge words. The vocabulary workshop review will be sent home as a homework assignment next Wednesday. The definitions for the first 6 of these words were defined as a classwork assignment on Friday. The other definitions can be found in the Blood on the River packet. This will be the last spelling/vocabulary test before the break. 1. Intricate 2. Brash 3. Savoring 4. Retract 5. Ravaged 6. Exterminating 7. Tarnished 8. Billow 9. Translucent 10. Slothfulness 11. Wield 12. Makeshift 13. Interceded 14. Coarse 15. Compulsion 16. Communal 17. Pummel 18. encroaching The weekly homework expectation is that students are spending 10-20 minutes each night studying vocabulary and spelling words. Here is the pacing for the “Blood on the River” novel: · Blood on the River chapters 25-Afterword- test 12/14 · Final Blood on the River test (no vocabulary or spelling this week) –test 12/19 Here is what we have planned for this week test wise: · Tuesday, December 11th : o SS People term test (there’s only 8 words this unit) · Thursday, December 13th o Spelling Test- Challenge words review week · Friday, December 14th: o Vocabulary Test- on review words o Blood on the River chapters 25-Afterword Test This week we will cover: · Religion: Advent- week two: · Reading: “Blood on the River” chapters 25-Afterword o We are finishing Blood on the River this week. The students will need “Johnny Tremain” by Esther Forbes after Christmas Break. Please make sure your child has a copy when they return! These can be found in your local book store or on Amazon. · Vocabulary: Unit 12- “A Message for Norrod” o Monday: Notecards o Tuesday: p. 126-127 will be classwork to be completed during computer time. If students finish, they can work on their homework- p.128-129 o Wednesday: We will grade p. 126-129. Students will go home with the review test. This is a homework grade; however, students may use their book, old notecards, or any other materials. I do ask that this be independent of parent support as we are working on using our resources and confidence in class. J o Thursday: Grading take home practice. Homework- study above challenge words · Math: Chapter 6 · Social Studies: Social Studies: Chapter 3: The Fight for the Continent In this chapter we will … o Describe the Competition among the English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and Indian nations for control of North America o Describe the cooperation that existed between the colonists and Indians during the 1600s and 1700s (e.g. in agriculture, the fur trade, military alliances, treaties, cultural interchanges) o Examine the conflicts before the Revolutionary War (e.g. the Pequot and King Phillip’s Wars in New England, the Powhatan Wars in Virginia, the French and Indian War). o Discuss the role of broken treaties and massacres and the factors that led to the Indians’ defeat, including the resistance of Indian nations to encroachments and assimilation (e.g. the story of the Trail of Tears) o Describe the internecine Indian conflicts, including the competing claims for control of lands (e.g. actions of the Iroquois, Huron, LaKota (Sioux)) o Explain the influence and achievements of significant leaders of the time (e.g. John Marshall, Andrew Jackson, Chief Tecumseh, Chief Logan, Chief John Ross, Sequoyah) · Science: Science: Chapter 3: Human Body Systems- The vocabulary words can be found on pg. 68 in the textbook · Grammar: Pronouns · Writing: Personal Narratives
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