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Dare Field Trip

posted May 25, 2018, 1:02 PM by Carol Minarik

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
    Our Dare Field Trip is Tuesday, May 29, 2018.  Students may wear their Dare t-shirts to school on Tuesday.  We will eat lunch in the classroom at 11:30 before we leave.  We will leave St. Linus at about 11:50 to walk to Arena Bowl.  Anyone who would like to chaperone is welcome. Please be here about 11:45.  It's going to be a great day.  Bring your cameras!!

Week of May 8

posted May 10, 2018, 11:19 AM by Carol Minarik

Good Afternoon,
      Today, the University of Illinois Health Professionals will talk to the students about puberty. The boys and the girls will be separated for the presentation. The children are pretty nervous about this!  It is a very basic presentation about their bodies.
     We are studying a unit on Adventure in Reading which the students are enjoying.
     English- we are in the last section on Punctuation.
     Religion- we are studying the 7 petitions of the Lord's Prayer.
          Have a wonderful day, and thank you for the lovely comments to me for Teacher Appreciation Day.

Dare News

posted Apr 27, 2018, 8:36 AM by Carol Minarik

    I just found out we will have Dare Graduation on May 25, 2018 in the Cardiff Center at 1:00p.m.  More info to follow
    Dare Field Trip will be May 29, 2018- we will walk to Arena Bowl at 12:00pm and return at 2:30.  The price of $11.50 will include shoes, 2 hours of bowling, a slice of pizza and a glass of pop.  We will eat our lunch before we leave, so please pack a lunch that day also.
   I will be sending home more info next week.

New Friday Folder- April 13, 2018

posted Apr 13, 2018, 1:04 PM by Carol Minarik

Parents, the students were given new Friday folders today with their week's work.  They should have 4 Aspire tests in there that we worked on for the last month.  Please go over these for extra help before the Aspire tests next week.  If your child does not have all 4, they didn't do them. If you can find them at home, it would be helpful for their success. Please emphasize their writing.  We have been working on our writing skills all year, and hope it will help them succeed on the Aspire 
        Please make sure they are on time next week, and have at least 2 sharpened pencils.  They may not read or do anything after they finish the test.  They are encouraged to look over their test carefully after they finish to look for mistakes. 
     Enjoy the warm weather before the snow arrives again!

Happy Easter

posted Mar 28, 2018, 1:42 PM by Carol Minarik

Just wanted to wish all of you a happy and peaceful Easter.  See you on April 9, 2018!
      Don't forget-  Book Report is due April 27, 2018
      Aspire Testing is April 17-20


posted Mar 19, 2018, 12:54 PM by Carol Minarik

    March is here, and Spring is on the way!
   Social Studies- 4th grade- we are studying the SouthWest.  We will be doing maps, charts, and activities that correspond to the chapter.
    Social Studies- 5th grade- we are studying the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence.  We also learn about some of the important figures in American history at this time.
     Religion- 4th and 5th grade- we are focusing on the Easter Triduum.  We are making Resurrection eggs, which will come home before Easter and can be displayed in their room. 
      English- we are finishing up chapter 6 on Preppositions and Interjections.  We had a review today, and will have our test tomorrow.  Next chapter is on Sentences.\
      Reading- we are on a unit on Adaptations.  The stories are great!  Test for "Exploding Ants" will be Wednesday, along with the Spelling words which are homophones.
      Writing-  I will be doing more writing exercises with the students as the Aspire test draws nearer.
         I have given the children 2 Aspire Reading packets, and they will get at least one more.  Please go over this with them before we check it in class.
         Than you for all you do!

Read to Succeed

posted Feb 20, 2018, 1:53 PM by Carol Minarik

Don't forget- The Read to Succeed forms are due on February 23, 2018.  Students need to read 360 minutes or 6 hours.  It is mandatory, and will be a Reading Grade. Thank you in advance!

January- 2018

posted Jan 12, 2018, 1:31 PM by Carol Minarik

  Welcome back to school- 2018!
      This week flew by, we are very busy with all of our subjects.
        Social Studies- 5th grade is starting a new Unit on Colonial Times. It's a great unit chock full of interesting facts about our early colonists.
         Social Studies-4th grade-  we just had our Chapter 6 Test today, and the students did quite well.  We will be starting Chapter 7 on the Southeast people and events that shaped our country.
          Religion- 5th grade is larning about our faith, with focus on the Apostles Creed.
          Religion- 4th grade- We are working on the sacrament of Confirmation, and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
         Reading- 5th grade- we will be having our test on Tuesday on "Leonardo's Horse", and the spelling test on the compound words.
         English- we have just finiished part one of the chapter on Verbs, and will have our test on Tuesday.
                      We are also writing stories and illustrating them, which are due on Monday.
        We will be going on a Field Trip in February with the 4th grade.  More info to follow next week.
           Have a wonderful Martin Luther King holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving

posted Nov 21, 2017, 1:15 PM by Carol Minarik

It's hard to believe that it's already Thanksgiving!
     4th grade- Social Studies - students have a report on one of the Iroquois Confederacy tribes due next week, November 29.
      5th grade- Social Studies- students just finished the fourth chapter and took their test today.  Next week we will start a chapter on Colonial Times in North America.
      Religion-  both grades are studying about the sacrament of Baptism and Confirmation.
      Reading- 5th grade just finished reading "The Chi'lin Purse" and took the test today, along with the Spelling test.  
       English- we are working on a chapter on Adjectives. 
       Writing- we are starting to use writing prompts to help students express themselves in a bett4er and more fluent way.
        Dare- Officer Cummings is coming on Fridays at 1:30.  The children really enjoy this class with him, but are learning about peer pressure and all that it entails.
       Snacks- please send a healthy snack for your child (preferably fruit or veggies)  The children really look forward to having a "working snack" each day.
        Hearing permission forms went home, and need to be returned.  If you returned yours, please ignore this.
       Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

November News

posted Nov 2, 2017, 1:40 PM by Carol Minarik

  Good Afternoon!
      TIme is flying by-  Just a few reminders for this month-
       BOOK REPORTS are due on November 17 for fifth graders.  The book should be a biography.  It is a Puzzle Book Report, which they have to fill in. 
       Social Studies Report-  Students picked an explorer to do their report on today.  I have given them a 6 page form to fill out on their explorer.  If they are writing it, it shoulde be in black pen.  It is due on November 13.

       The first trimester is almost over- Report cards will follow. Please check your child's Powerschool for their current grades, and any missing work.  Work that is turned in late will have 10 points taken off, unless they are absent. This is our month to say prayers on the PA, so if it is your child's turn, please have them here by 7:55.  Thank you!


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