Week of February 11th

Happy Valentine's Day!

This week:

  • Spelling test on Thursday, February 14th
  • Reading test on Friday, February 15th

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We have completed Unit 3. Next week I will administer a benchmark assessment on all the previous taught concepts.

Unit 4: What does it mean to be unique? (5 weeks)

This weeks focus is all about how talents make someone unique

Reading Test will be Friday, February 15th

This Weeks Skills:

  • Phonics- Singular and Plural Pronouns
  • Comprehension- Generalize and Summarize
  • Language- Unfamiliar Words
  • Fluency- Accuracy
  • Writing- Persuasive Text

Vocabulary words: basketball, disease, freeze, guard, popular, sports, study, terrible

Spelling words: wolves, knives, feet, men, children, women, sheep, heroes, scarves, mice, geese, wives, elves, banjos, halves

challenge words: loaves, beliefs, tomatoes, potatoes, tornadoes

Story of the Week: The Man Who Invented Basketball

Amazing words are words that children are expected to be able to use and understand orally.

This weeks amazing words: mock, idle, potential, ecstatic, thrill, audition, necessary, result, succeed, rise, verge

Unit C - Our Earth

We will continue to focus on the formation of rocks and soil. Rocks and Soil are part of the changes in Earth's crust that have formed fossils and continue to shape the land. We will learn how these changes happen and what resources need to be conserved.

Topic 8- Division Facts (9 lessons)

  • Phet simulations is a great site to practice multiplication and arrays
  • Mathfactcafe.com is a great site to practice math facts (very important)*

We will continue to learn about division. We will understand how multiplication and division are related using fact families, complete multiple-step problems, make sense of multiplication and division using basic facts and how problems can be solved by drawing a picture and writing a number sentence.


This week we will concentrate on our new value of the month, Trustworthiness. We will focus on answering whom do you trust, and why do you trust them? We will also learn about each others talents and how they make us unique.

Unit 2 - America's Early Communities

Students will learn about communities in History.

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s),

The safety and well-being of all our children in our parish and school communities are our highest priorities. To serve the goal of creating a safe environment, every year in our schools and religious education programs, the children receive lessons in personal safety, as required by the Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, which was adopted by the U.S. Bishops in 2002.

This year, our Safe Environment lesson plans have been fully revised to better address each grade level, with a lesson which is age-appropriate, user-friendly, and consistent with the moral teachings of the Catholic Church. These lessons are designed to promote respect for the dignity of the human person and virtuous living. Our goal in revising the curriculum was to equip teachers, parents/guardians, and students with knowledge that can help keep children and young people safe, while providing this instruction in a way that fosters the formation of Christian virtues. These revised lessons were developed by the Safe Environment Office of the Archdiocese, in consultation with professional educators and child safety experts.

The full lesson plans for each grade level can be reviewed online at http://www.archny.org/childrens-curriculum/. These lessons will cover such topics as internet safety, how to develop good boundaries in relationships, how to deal with uncomfortable or threatening situations, and how to get help from a trusted adult. Each year, parents/guardians will receive a short overview of the lesson that your child will receive during their Safe Environment instruction class period. This will enable you to reinforce the lessons your children have received, and to assure them of your support in their safety. Resources will also be available at the website noted above, to help parents/guardians further educate themselves and their children in this important area.

If you have any questions about the material presented in your child's Safe Environment lesson plan, please feel free to contact your principal or director of religious education.

We thank you for the sacred trust you have given us in the care and protection of your children. May the collective vigilance and efforts of the entire Catholic community renew trust and confidence. We must trust Christ's promise: "for God all things are possible" (Matt. 19:26).