Week of June 26, 2017

Reminders:                  

1. Please check Mr. Woods’ blog for information about Title 1 Summer School, Awards Day and other announcements.

2. The fifth graders need to wear their school uniforms (no gym uniforms) on Monday because we will be taking pictures for the school website! We will have a party after lunch and the children can bring some type of treat to share with the class- donuts, cupcakes, cookies, etc. They should also bring something to drink (a drink only for themselves). They can also bring play clothes to change into for the party if they want to. Dismissal at 3:15- no afterschool program.

3.Tuesday, 6/27- all students can wear play clothes for Awards Day, which will be at 1:00 PM in the lunchroom. Dismissal at 3:15- no afterschool program. The children can also bring a snack and something to drink. They can also bring in a game to play if they want to.

4.Wednesday, 6/28-End of School Mass and Graduation 10:00 AM. The children can wear dress up clothes (no sneakers or shorts). Report Cards will be distributed after the Graduation by Fr. Antonio. Dismissal at 1:00- no afterschool program.

5. Title 1 Summer Classes begin on Wednesday,7/5. No uniform is required. You should have received the information in the mail from Catapult.

6. The children will be bringing home their folders, notebooks, etc. this week so they should bring their bookbags to carry their books home.

7. Please check the blog during the summer for any announcements (Mr. Woods’ blog), supply lists (all four teachers’ blogs), and the information concerning the summer reading assignment (Ms.Serewko’s google classroom for grade 6).

It has been my pleasure teaching your children this year. I want to thank the parents for being so cooperative and concerned about their child’s progress. I hope you all have an enjoyable summer- have fun but also be safe! I look forward to seeing you all in September or before if you are attending Summer classes.

Sincerely,

Ms. Toscano Larios

Week of June 19, 2017

Reminders:

1. Please check Mr. Woods’ blog for information about i-Ready Testing, MAP testing, and other announcements. Please sign the paper that is being sent home with the testing reports letting us know that you have received them.

2. The fifth graders need to wear gym uniforms every Wednesday.

3. Please check the blog for any announcements, especially the information concerning the summer reading assignment. Please make sure that you read the information carefully.

4. Exams:
Monday, 6/19- ELA and Social Studies
Tuesday, 6/20- Reading and Math
Wednesday,6/21- Science

5.Thursday, 6/22-Last Day of the Afterschool Program

6. No school on Friday, 6/23

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 Week of June 19, 2017 Module 4 Week 9

               HOMEWORK GRADE 5
READING:
Module 4:  Please make sure that you have completed reading Eight Days: A Story of Haiti.

If you had an action plan, all 40 i-Ready lessons should be complete.

Study your 40 vocabulary words for the final exam.

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               HOMEWORK GRADE 6
READING:
Module 4:  Please finish reading Frightful’s Mountain.

If you had an action plan, all 40 i-Ready lessons should be complete.

Study your 40 vocabulary words for the final exam.
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READING
Module 4: Please finish reading The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water.

If you had an action plan, all 40 i-Ready lessons should be complete.

Study your 40 vocabulary words for the final exam.

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             HOMEWORK GRADE 8
READING
For Module 4: Please finish reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat.

If you had an action plan, all 40 i-Ready lessons should be complete.

Study your 40 vocabulary words for the final exam.


                                    Have a wonderful week!


Week of June 12, 2017

Reminders:

1. Please check Mr. Woods’ blog for information about testing, Title I Summer Program and other announcements.

2. The fifth graders need to wear gym uniforms every Wednesday and Friday from now on.

3. Please check the blog and Google Classroom for updated homework assignments or announcements.

4. Exams:
Monday, 6/19- ELA and Social Studies
Tuesday, 6/20- Reading and Math
Wednesday,6/21- Science

5. No school on Friday, 6/16

Remember that homework and classwork count as a grade!
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 Week of June 12, 2017 Module 4 Week 8

               HOMEWORK GRADE 5
READING:
Module 4: the fifth graders are reading Eight Days: A Story of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat. Please make sure that you have completed reading your book.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (36 lessons are due Monday,6/12).

Start studying your 40 vocabulary words for the final exam.



SOCIAL STUDIES:
Start studying for Final Test. Study notes from Module 4 and Essay Questions that were copied in class.

Work on your presentation due Tuesday, 6/13 (tomorrow).
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               HOMEWORK GRADE 6
READING:
Module 4: the sixth graders are reading Frightful’s Mountain by Jean Craighead George.

Please finish the book before the exam.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (36 lessons are due Monday,6/12).

Work on your presentation due next Tuesday, 6/13 (tomorrow).

Start studying your 40 vocabulary words for the final exam.
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                   HOMEWORK GRADE 7
READING
Module 4: the seventh graders are reading The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman.

Finish the book before the final exam.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (36 lessons are due Monday, 6/12).

Start studying your 40 vocabulary words for the final exam.

SOCIAL STUDIES-

Start studying for Final Test. Study notes from Module 4 and Essay Questions that were copied in class.

Work on your presentation due Tuesday, 6/13 (tomorrow).
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             HOMEWORK GRADE 8
READING
For Module 4, the eighth graders are reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition by Michael Pollan. 

Please finish the book before the final exam.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (36 lessons are due Monday, 6/12).

Start studying your 40 vocabulary words for the final exam.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Start studying for Final Test. Study notes from Module 4 and Essay Questions that were copied in class.

Work on your presentation due Tuesday, 6/13 (tomorrow).
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        Have a wonderful week and Happy Father’s Day


Week of June 5, 2017

Reminders:

1. Please check Mr. Woods’ blog for information about testing, Title I Summer Program and other announcements.

2. The fifth graders need to wear gym uniforms every Wednesday and Friday from now on.

3. Please check the blog and Google Classroom for updated homework assignments or announcements.

4. Archdiocesan Religion Exam on Tuesday, 6/6.

5. No school on Friday, 6/9,

Remember that homework and classwork count as a grade!
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 Week of June 5, 2017 Module 4 Week 7

               HOMEWORK GRADE 5
READING:
Module 4: the fifth graders are reading Eight Days: A Story of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat. Please make sure that you have completed reading your book.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (32 lessons are due Monday,6/5).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Thursday, 6/8 (Jack and the Beanstalk). Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
The Southern Colonies

Work on your presentation due next Tuesday, 6/13.

Also work on your map which is due on Wednesday, 6/7.
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               HOMEWORK GRADE 6
READING:
Module 4: the sixth graders are reading Frightful’s Mountain by Jean Craighead George.

Please finish the book before the exam.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (32 lessons are due Monday,6/5).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Thursday, 6/8 (Jack and the Beanstalk).

              HOMEWORK GRADE 7
READING
Module 4: the seventh graders are reading The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman.

Finish the book before the final exam.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (32 lessons are due Monday, 6/5).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Thursday, 6/8 (The Three Questions). Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.

SOCIAL STUDIES-
Launching the New Nation 1789-1800

Work on your presentation due next Tuesday, 6/13.

Also work on your map which is due on Wednesday, 6/7.

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             HOMEWORK GRADE 8
READING
For Module 4, the eighth graders are reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition by Michael Pollan

Please finish the book before the final exam.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (32 lessons are due Monday, 6/5).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Thursday, 6/8 (An Overview of the Great Depression). Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.


SOCIAL STUDIES
World War II 1938-1945

Work on your presentation due next Tuesday, 6/13.

Also work on your map which is due on Wednesday, 6/7.
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                  Have a wonderful week! 

Week of May 29, 2017

Reminders:

1. Please check Mr. Woods’ blog for information about testing, Title I Summer Program and other announcements.

2. The fifth graders need to wear gym uniforms every Wednesday and Friday from now on.

3. Please check the blog and Google Classroom for updated homework assignments or announcements.

4. Please make sure that you have Rosary Beads for the May Procession this Wednesday, May 31.

5. 12:00 Dismissal on Friday, 6/2- Faculty Meeting

Remember that homework and classwork count as a grade!
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 Week of May 29, 2017 Module 4 Week 6

               HOMEWORK GRADE 5
Grade 5 Lesson Plans

READING:
Module 4: the fifth graders are reading Eight Days: A Story of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat. Please make sure that you have completed reading your book.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (28 lessons are due Tuesday,5/30).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Friday, 6/2 (The Princess and the Pea). Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
The Southern Colonies

Monday: Define and review the vocabulary words listed below- Due Thursday, June 1.

Vocabulary for the Week:
planter, overseer, indigo, interdependence, broker, Eliza Lucas Pinckney

Tuesday: Read pages 262-273. Answer the following questions on loose-leaf with a full heading. Due on Thursday, June 1.

Questions:
1. How did enslaved people resist slavery?
2. How did most colonists living in the Southern Colonies make their living?
3. Who were the Black Seminoles?
4. What cash crops were grown in the Southern Colonies?
5. Why were forests an important resource of the Southern Colonies?

The map of New Jersey is due on June 7.
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               HOMEWORK GRADE 6
Grade 6 Lesson Plans

READING:
Module 4: the sixth graders are reading Frightful’s Mountain by Jean Craighead George.
You should have to read up to page 250 by Friday, 6/2.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Tuesday (28 lessons are due Tuesday,5/30).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Friday, 6/2 (The Princes and the Pea).

              HOMEWORK GRADE 7
Grade 7 Lesson Plans

READING
Module 4: the seventh graders are reading The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman.

You have read up to page 250 by Friday, 6/2.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (28 lessons are due Tuesday,6/2).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Friday, 6/2 (Emmett Till). Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.
SOCIAL STUDIES-
Launching the New Nation 1789-1800

Monday: Define and review the vocabulary words listed below- Due Thursday, June 1.

Vocabulary for the Week:
French Revolution, Neutrality Proclamation, privateers, Jay’s Treaty, Pinckney’s Treaty, Little Turtle, Battle of Fallen Timbers, Treaty of Greenville, Whiskey Rebellion

Copy the following definitions into your SS Vocabulary NB
neutral- unbiased, not favoring either side in a conflict

Tuesday: Read 243-249. On page 249, answer questions 1a, 3a, 3b, 4a (restate). Due Thursday, June 1.

The map of New Jersey is due June 7.
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             HOMEWORK GRADE 8
Grade 8 Lesson Plans

READING
For Module 4, the eighth graders are reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition by Michael Pollan.  
You have read up to page 250 by Friday, 6/2.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (28 lessons are due Tuesday, 6/2).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Friday, 6/2 (Emmett Till). Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.


SOCIAL STUDIES
World War II 1938-1945

Monday: Define and review the vocabulary words listed below- Due Thursday, June 1.

Vocabulary for the Week:
totalitarianism, Benito Mussolini, fascism, Adolf Hitler, Nazis, Joseph Stalin, Axis Powers, appeasement, Winston Churchill, Allied Powers, Lend-Lease Act, Pearl Harbor

Copy the following definitions into your SS Vocabulary NB
intellectual- a person with a highly-developed capacity for rational or intelligent thought
scapegoat- a person or thing bearing the blame for others

Tuesday: Read pages 815-819. On page 819, answer questions 1a, 2a, 2b, 3a. Due Thursday, June 1.

The map of New Jersey is due on June 7.



                Have a wonderful week! 

Week of May 22, 2017

Reminders:

1. Please check Mr. Woods’ blog for information about MAP testing, Title I Summer Program and other announcements.

2. The fifth graders need to wear gym uniforms every Wednesday and Friday from now on.

3. Please check the blog and Google Classroom for updated homework assignments or announcements.

4. Please make sure that you have Rosary Beads for the May Procession on Wednesday, May 31.

5. Monday, 5/22 and Friday, 5/26 are 12:00 dismissals. Afterschool Program will be in session on both days.

6. No school on Monday, 5/29 for Memorial Day.

Remember that homework and classwork count as a grade!
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 Week of May 15,2017 Module 4 Week 5

               HOMEWORK GRADE 5
Grade 5 Lesson Plans
READING:
Module 4: the fifth graders are reading Eight Days: A Story of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat. Please make sure that you have completed reading your book.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (24 lessons are due Monday,5/22).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Friday, 5/26 (The Gift of the Magi). Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.

SOCIAL STUDIES:
The Southern Colonies

Monday: Define and review the vocabulary words listed below- Due Wednesday, May 24.

Vocabulary for the Week:
constitution, debtor, backcountry, James Oglethorpe, George Calvert, Cecilius Calvert

Tuesday: Read pages 252-259. Answer the following questions on loose-leaf with a full heading. Due on Thursday, May 25.

Questions:
1. What were the reasons for the founding of the Maryland Colony?
2. What features did Maryland and Virginia share (things that were similar)?
3. Why was the Carolina Colony hard to govern?
4. Why did James Oglethorpe found the Georgia Colony?
5. What effect did settlers have on Native Americans in the Southern colonies?

The map of New Jersey is due on June 7.
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               HOMEWORK GRADE 6
Grade 6 Lesson Plans
READING:
Module 4: the sixth graders are reading Frightful’s Mountain by Jean Craighead George.
You should have to read up to page 200 by Friday, 5/26.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (24 lessons are due Monday,5/22).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Friday, 5/26 (The Gift of the Magi).
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              HOMEWORK GRADE 7
Grade 7 Lesson Plans
READING
Module 4: the seventh graders are reading The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman.

You have read up to page 200 by Friday, 5/26.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (24 lessons are due Monday,5/22).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Friday, 5/26 (The Most Infamous Hate Group: KKK). Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.

SOCIAL STUDIES-
Launching the New Nation 1789-1800

Monday: Define and review the vocabulary words listed below- Due Wednesday, May 17.

Vocabulary for the Week:
Alexander Hamilton, national debt, bonds, speculators, Thomas Jefferson, loose construction, strict construction, Bank of the United States

Copy the following definitions into your SS Vocabulary NB
mint- a place to make coins
monopoly- sole or exclusive control
tariff- an extra charge on goods

Tuesday: Read 238-242. On page 242, answer questions 1a, 2a, 3a, 3b (restate). Due Thursday, May 25.

The map of New Jersey is due June 7.
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             HOMEWORK GRADE 8
Grade 8 Lesson Plans
READING
For Module 4, the eighth graders are reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat, Young Readers Edition by Michael Pollan.  
You have read up to page 200 by Friday, 5/26.

Achieve 3000 and i-Ready: Please continue to work on both programs. If you have an action plan, your work will be checked every Monday (24 lessons are due Monday,5/22).

There is a Common Lit assignment due Friday, 5/26 (The Most Infamous Hate Group: KKK). Please log on and complete the assignment carefully.


SOCIAL STUDIES
World War II 1938-1945

Monday: Define and review the vocabulary words listed below- Due Wednesday, May 17.

Vocabulary for the Week:
buying on margin, Black Tuesday, Great Depression, Bonus Army, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, New Deal, fireside chats, sit-down strike, Eleanor Roosevelt, Frances Perkins, Dust Bowl, Mary McLeod Bethune

Copy the following definitions into your SS Vocabulary NB
implement- put in place
authority- power; right to rule
mortgage- the deed by which property is pledged to a creditor for the payment of a debt

Tuesday: Read pages 800-814. On page 809, answer questions 2a and 3a. On page 814, answer questions 1a, 3a. Due Thursday, May 25.

The map of New Jersey is due on June 7.
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                Have a wonderful week!