Thank you for attending Parent Teacher Conferences last week. It was nice to meet and go over your child's growth so far. Continue to remind them of their responsibilities in and out of class.
This week should be back to our normal schedule. We have been able to log onto our chrome books and students are able to log on at home to help with reading and social studies.
Reading - Yonder Mountain - A Cherokee Legend
Please remember to read aloud on Monday- Wednesday
Science - Animals and their environments
Math - Chapter 13
Math timed tests will begin Tuesday.
Spelling - Contactions
Religion - Saints
Each child will be researching a Saint and doing a little project. This Project will be due before we go on Thanksgiving Break.
Social Studies -
Week 14 Economy and Government
10/31 - Halloween Costume Parade
11/1 - All Saint's Day Mass
Friday 11/2 - 12:30 dismissal
11/6-11/8 - Our school will be visited by the Accreditation team
11/8 at 8:30 am Veteran's Celebration and 12:30 dismissal
11/9-11/12 No School
Thank you again for all of your time and support. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you
This week is conference week. If you could please have a few goals ready for conferences that would be great. We will discuss goals for the school year. Not all goals need to be academic. Thank you
The book fair will also be going on from 8-4 pm. We had a pre-visit today. Your child chose a couple of books for the wish list. They do not need to purchase. If you would like they may go during recess. Please be sure to add the tax if you do choose to send money with your child.
This week we will be using the chrome books on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We have been able to log into think central which is our reading and math program. I am suggesting that the students read the story aloud on the computer and follow along in their reader for homework. The story this week is Lesson 12, Tops and Bottoms. The students seem to enjoy being able to use the chrome books.
Vocabulary words for the story are given each week. Please be sure to study these with your child. We will be making flash cards tomorrow to help with studying at home.
English - Capitalization and Punctuation
Writing - Persuasive letter
Social Studies - Settlers
Religion - Our Blessed Mother Mary
Spelling - Homophones
Practice using the words in sentences to help your child better understand the meaning. I will give the students the word and a sentence for the test on Friday.
Thank you again for all of your time and support. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Today we begin our 2nd Quarter. Report Cards will be going home this Friday. We will have conferences next week to discuss your child's progress through the 1st quarter. We will also discuss the first quarter test scores and goals. Please be thinking of 3 goals for your child and we will write them during conferences.
This week :
Religion - The Rosary and Our Blessed Mother Mary
Reading - Technology wins the game
Spelling - Oi and Oy words
Math - Chapter 13 graphing
Science - Ecosystems
Social Studies - Explorers
We have officially tried to log into your child's google account along with our Think Central which is our new Journey's reading program. I have asked all students to write down their passwords along with usernames. Please try to log onto our think central by typing in the following web address and then following the steps to log in. Once your child is logged in please see if you are able to find leveled readers. We will practice again in class tomorrow. My hope is that everyone will be able to access their account by Friday. This is a trial run for us so it should get better. Thank you for your patience.
- follow the steps and have your child enter their username and password
DISTRICT - Diocese of Fresno
SCHOOL - Our Lady of Mercy
Have a wonderful week!
Thank you to all of the parents who attended our Monterey Bay Aquarium field trip. The students discussed the field on Friday and pointed out their favorite exhibits.
Friday, October 12 -
End of the 1st quarter
No School - teachers will be at an inservice in Visalia
Monday, October 15th
Pink Free Dress for $1
Friday, October 19th
We will be going to Pacifica and Hampshire. If you have signed up to drive we will be sending home notes to remind you. A paper was sent out at the beginning of the year. If we do not have enough drivers some students will have to stay behind.
Reading - Read Young Thomas Edison
Social Studies - Week 10 California Indian Culture
Science - Animals
Math - Chapter 13 graphing
Grammar - Adverbs and Adjectives
Writing - personal narrative
Report cards will be going home next Friday. Please review them with your child and return. We will be having conferences the week of October 22nd.
Our class is preparing for the Monterey Field Trip on Thursday.
Notes and reminders for the class and chaperones will be sent home today in your child's homework folder. Please read the notes carefully. We will be leaving school at 7:30 am and returning around 4:30 pm.
English - Abstract nouns
Spelling - Ou and Ow patterns
Reading - Kamishibai Man
Math - Chapter 4 test on Wednesday
You may do the chapter review to study for the test
Social Studies - Week 9 American Indians
Science - Animal Adaptations
Religion - Sacraments
- Wear Yellow on WEDNESDAY and bring $1 for Riley Hansen
- Thursday is the Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Friday is 12:30 dismissal
11:00 will be the Blessing of the Animals Mass. You will bring the animal and your child find you when the priest is ready to bless the animals.
Thank you and God Bless