Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mid-Term Review

I hope everyone is enjoying their vacation and I hope everyone is also reviewing daily!

-  Review all vocabulary words in classwork notebooks.
-  Study Review sheets for Religion, Science and Social Studies in classwork notebooks.
-  Review identifying sentences in Grammar books --- Telling, Asking, Commanding and Exclaiming sentences.  Make sure children understand all sentences begin with an uppercase letter and end with a punctuation mark.
-  Complete review sheets that were sent home.
-  Read books from reading bags and home library for at least 15 min. a day.  After reading ask your child comprehending questions.  I know they are able to read those books but I want them to review the skill of comprehending what they are reading.

Reading Tips (Some Questions to ask your child during and after reading a book)
-  Make predictions
    a.  What do you think this story will be about by reading the title?
    b.  What do you think will happen next in the story?
    c.  Confirm predictions
-  What is the main idea?
-  What are some details?
-  What happened First, Next, and Last in the story?
-  What is the setting?  (Where did the story take place?)
-  What is the problem and solution in the story?
-  When you come to a word you cannot read blend all the sounds together.
-  If you do not know the meaning of any particular word, use a Children Dictionary to look up the word and use it in your own sentence.  Also, identify synonyms and antonyms for that word for better understanding.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Recess Review

-  The children took home classwork notebooks and other books to review for the coming mid- terms in January.  The mid-terms will be a cumulative exam with everything we've covered since September.
-  Review daily all the review sheets that are stapled in your child's classwork notebook for Religion, Science and Social Studies.
- I have also stapled Sight words in the back of their homework notebooks that we'll be working on starting in January.
- Your child also took home yesterday in their homework folders "Review Packages" in Reading, Phonics, Grammar and Math to be completed over the vacation.  They should take 15 - 20 minutes a day to complete 2 sheets daily.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Homework - Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Science - Complete worksheet on Sound (homework folder)

Math - complete p. 38

Vocabulary - Test tomorrow - Review the 5 new words for this week and last week's words.

- Tomorrow is a regular full day of school, I will have pizza and some Christmas treats for the children in the afternoon.
- Friday, Dec. 17 at 10:00am Lessons and Carols in Church.  Only Friday are the children allowed to wear their regular nice clothes, I would like them to wear something red or green.  We will be singing "Away in a Manger" please practice with your child, the lyrics are stapled in classwork notebooks.
- Friday is Early Dismisal 12:00 noon.
- Please bring shopping bag tomorrow to store books and $3. for pizza if you have not done so.
- The children will be taking their notebooks and some of the other books home tomorrow so they can review for mid-terms over the vacation.  I will also give them a reading and math package to be completed over the vacation.  I will post the review sheets on the blog by the end of this week.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Homework, Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Religion - complete p. 164

Math - complete pgs. 36 - 37

Practice Book - complete p. 32

- I will have a Christmas party for the children on Thursday afternoon, please send $3. for pizza, cookies and juice.
-  Bring  tomorrow a big shopping bag or small kitchen bag to store the books in the closet.
- Friday, Early Dismissal 12:00 noon. No uniform on Friday, have your child wear something green or red.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Week of 12/13/10 - 12/17/10

-  School closed Tomorrow - 12/13, Teachers Conference
- Bring $3. for Christmas party -- party will be on Thursday afternoon.
- Bring a small kitchen garbage bag or big shopping bag to pack books in closets.
- Continue checking blog, I will be posting review sheets the children can use to review for the mid-terms during the vacation.  I will also distribute a homework package on Thursday to take home and do over the vacation.
-  Please make sure your child is singing and practicing "Away in a Manger" they must know the lyrics by Friday.
-  Children will sing their Christmas Carol on Friday, Dec. 17th at 10:00am at the Church all parents are welcomed. 
-  Children will only have 5 new vocabulary words this week.  Vocabulary test will be on Thursday, they should know the 5 new words and review the words from last week.
Test will be on five words from last week that I will choose and the new 5 words for this week.

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Joyful and Prosperous New Year!!

Tests of the Week
Tuesday - Religion Test
Thursday - Vocabulary Test

Vocabulary Words
1.  Christmas - we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
2.  stable - barn in which Jesus was born.
3.  manger - place in which Jesus was laid. Used to hold barn animals food.
4.  neighborhood - a place where we live, work and play.
5.  need - to want or have.

Lessons of the Week
Reading  --
Religion  --
Math  --
Science  --
Social Studies  --

Friday, December 10, 2010

Note to Parents -- Friday, December 10, 2010

Dear Parents,     
     Next week will be our last week before Christmas recess.  Please make sure the children are practicing singing  "Away in a Manger" at home, the lyrics are stapled in their classwork notebook.  The children will be performing this song on Friday, Dec. 17th at the Church.  On the 17th the children are to dress up in their own clothing, I would like everyone to wear something red or green. 
      Also, I would like to have a Christmas Party for the children on Thursday, Dec. 16th in the afternoon.  If everyone can please cooperate with  $3. to purchase pizza, juice and cookies for the children I will greatly appreciate it.
      Our classrooms are going to be cleaned during Christmas recess, so I am requesting for each child to bring a big bag to store all their books in the closet.

-  Religion Test,  Tuesday, Dec. 14th Review Chapter tests on p.30; p. 42; p.54; p. 66; p. 78 and pgs. 91 - 92.
-  School will be closed on Monday, Dec. 13th for Teacher Conference
- Last day to bring Christmas cards will be Tuesday, Dec. 14th

 Enjoy your Weekend!
Ms. Rodriguez

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Homework - Thursday, December 9, 2010

- Bring in Christmas Cards.
- We are still collecting gloves, scarves and hats for the less fortunate.

Math - p. 35

Social Studies - Test Tomorrow, Review Unit 5 Practice Sheet that is stapled in classwork notebook.

Vocabulary - Test Tomorrow

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Writing Christmas Cards

-  We will write a few of the Christmas cards in class, as we are learning how to write greeting cards.  So please have the children bring blank Christmas cards to school.  Thank you.

Homework - Wednesday, December 8, 2010

-  We will be singing "Away in a Manger" for Lessons and Carols on Dec. 17.  Yesterday I stapled the song sheet in your child's classwork notebook so they can practice at home.
-  We are collecting hats, gloves and scarves . Any donations are appreciated.
-  We have a Christmas Mailbox in the classroom.  Children are to make cards for their classmates.  Today we spoke about the correct format for writing greeting cards.

Math - p. 34

Spelling - Test Tomorrow Review words on p. 28

Grammar - Quiz Tomorrow Review Proper and Common Nouns in workbook.

Social Studies - Review for Test on Friday - Review questions in classwork notebook from Nov. 10th until now.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Homework - Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Spelling - p. 27

Practice Book - p. 28

Math - p. 33

Science - Quiz on "Light" Tomorrow.  Review questions in  classwork notebook and textbook pgs. 134-136

-  We are collecting hats, gloves and scarves for the less fortunate.  Any donations will be greatly appreciated!
-  Immaculate Conception Mass tomorrow at 9:00am

Monday, December 6, 2010

Homework - Monday, 12/6/10

Practice Book - complete p. 25 and complete p. 27

Math - p. 31 - 32

Handwriting - p. 40 - 41

-  Review Science questions on Light in classwork notebook for quiz on Wednesday.

Week of 12/6/10 - 12/10/10

-  Mass of Immaculate Conception Wednesday, 9:00am
-  This month we will be collecting hats and gloves for those in need.  Any donations will be greatly appreciated.
-  Continue reading all books in reading bag and from home library.
-  Review vocabulary words everyday.
-  We are quickly running out of tissue boxes, I am asking every student to please bring a box of tissue by Friday.

Tests of the Week
- Science Quiz on Light

-  Spelling Test
-  Grammar Quiz on Proper Nouns and Common nouns.

- Social Studies Test
- Vocabulary Test

Tuesday Dec. 14, 2010
- Religion Test Unit 1

Vocabulary Words of the Week
1.  grows - becomes larger
2.  gone - past form of go.
3.  tadpole - larva of a frog or toad.
4. leap - to jump upward from the ground.
5. beware -  to be careful.
6. country - a nation or state. The United States of America is our country.
7. feast - big dinner or meal.
8. vibration -a fast back and forth movement.
9. sound -  vibrations made through solids, liquid and gas.
10. sound wave - energy as it travels away from a vibrating source.

Lessons of the Week
Reading  -
Religion  -
Math  -
Science  -
Social Studies  -

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Homework, - Wednesday, 12/2/10

 Practice Book - complete p. 21   (Catch a Dream)

Grammar - complete p. 61

Math - complete p. 29

Vocabulary - Test Tomorrow

-  Early Dismissal Tomorrow, 12 noon - Faculty Meeting

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Homework 12/1/10

Grammar - complete p. 58

Practice Book - complete p. 23

Spelling - Test tomorrow complete and review p. 26

Religion - Test tomorrow - Review Ch. 6 - 7 and notebook