Week of June 17, 2019


Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

A. Gym uniforms must be worn by 4th graders on Wednesdays for gym unless students are told differently.

B. Remember all students are to come to the church in the morning for Prayers. Anyone that does not arrive before the Pledge of Allegiance will be marked late or absent.

C. Please read and sign the letter that was sent home with your child today concerning the computer program Success Maker. Every child will be responsible for using the program throughout the summer months for two hours per week- one hour for Reading and one hour for Math. Please read the school blog for further details.

D. The last day for the ASP is Thursday.

E. Friday, 6/21- School Closed

F. The children will be bringing home folders and notebooks this week to leave at home. You can dispose of anything you do not want. Please make sure that you check your child’s bag on Wednesday and Thursday so that they are not carrying the same books and supplies back and forth.

G. Monday, 6/24 Awards Day at 10:00AM. All Parents are welcome!
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GRADES 5, 6, 7, 8  

Test Folders will be sent home later in the week with all your child’s work for the year. You may get rid of anything that you do not want after reviewing the folder.

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HOMEWORK: For the Week of June 17, 2019: Grades 5, 6,7,8

The children will be working on extra assignments this week in class to boost their grades. There is no homework this week.
           
                 Have a great week!

Week of June 10, 2019


Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

A. Gym uniforms must be worn by 4th graders on Wednesdays for gym unless students are told differently.

B. Remember all students are to come to the church in the morning for Prayers. Anyone that does not arrive before the Pledge of Allegiance will be marked late or absent.

C. Friday, 6/10- School Closed
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GRADES 5, 6, 7, 8  
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted and no pencil).  Please bring a highlighter and red pen to class each day.

B. Please make sure that you have loose-leaf and a pen every day. Paper cannot be ripped out of a notebook.

C. Remember homework counts as part of the total grade!

D. Please read the school blog for many important events this week.
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HOMEWORK: For the Week of June 10, 2019: Grades 5, 6,7,8

Social Studies Homework for Grade 5

Unit 3 The Thirteen Colonies/ Chapter 7: The Southern Colonies

Study Chapter 7 Notes for Test on Thursday, 6/13.
Essay Question:
The Maryland Colony had much in common with its neighbor Virginia.
Explain the ways that Maryland and Virginia were similar.
This must be written in paragraph form.

Lesson Plans for Grade 5
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6:

Study the Review posted on the blog for the Final Exam on Wednesday, 6/12. Please bring Esperanza Rising to class each day this week.

Lesson Plans for Grade 6
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grades 7 and 8
Study the Review posted on the blog for the Final Exam on Wednesday, 6/12. Please bring To Kill a Mockingbird to class each day this week.


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Social Studies Homework for Grade 7

Study the items checked off in the Social Studies notebook and prepare the essay question for the Final Exam on Thursday, 6/13.

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Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Study the items checked off in the Social Studies notebook and prepare the essay question for the Final Exam on Thursday, 6/13.


                     Have a great week!

Final Exam Review Sheet for Grades 6-7-8 ELA and Social Studies (the blog for the Week of June 3 is located after the review)


GRADE 6 REVIEW FOR ELA FINAL EXAM:
Reading: Know the definition for following vocabulary words (they can be found in the back of your textbook on pages R43- R47:
argument, author’s purpose, central idea, claim, climax, conflict (external and internal), denotation, dialogue, diction, exposition, figurative language, flashback, idioms, memoir, metaphor, narrator, novel, onomatopoeia, opinion, personification, plot (whole definition), poetry, point of view, prose, repetition, resolution, rhyme, setting, simile, stanza, summary, theme, thesaurus, tone, verse

Language Arts:
1.NOUNS: singular/plural, concrete/abstract, nouns as subjects/objects, possessive nouns (Section 1)
2.PRONOUNS: personal, pronoun-antecedent agreement, intensive/reflexive, subject/object pronouns (Section 2)
3.VERBS: principal forms of verbs, verb phrases (Section 4)
4.CONJUNCTIONS, INTERJECTIONS, PUNCTUATION, AND CAPITALIZATION: conjunctions, periods, commas, exclamation points, question marks, capitalization (Section 7)

Questions concerning Esperanza Rising (up to page 158)
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GRADES 7 AND 8 REVIEW FOR ELA FINAL EXAM:
Reading: Know the definition for following vocabulary words (they can be found in the back of your textbook on pages R43- R47:
Reading: Know the definition for following vocabulary words (they can be found in the back of your textbook on pages R43- R47:
argument, author’s purpose, central idea, claim, climax, conflict (external and internal), denotation, dialogue, diction, exposition, figurative language, flashback, idioms, memoir, metaphor, narrator, novel, onomatopoeia, opinion, personification, plot (whole definition), poetry, point of view, prose, repetition, resolution, rhyme, setting, simile, stanza, summary, theme, thesaurus, tone, verse


Language Arts:
1.NOUNS: singular/plural, concrete/abstract, nouns as subjects/objects, possessive nouns (Section 1)
2.ADJECTIVES: descriptive adjectives, position adjectives, demonstrative, interrogative, and indefinite adjectives, comparative/superlative adjectives (Section 2)
3.VERBS: principal forms of verbs, verb phrases (Section 4)
4. PUNCTUATION, AND CAPITALIZATION: conjunctions, periods, commas, exclamation points, question marks, hyphens, apostrophes, dashes, capitalization (Section 10)

Questions concerning Part One: To Kill A Mockingbird
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Grades 7 and 8: Social Studies Review for Final Exam

All material that will be on the exam will be starred in your notebook this week, including the essay. It is up to you to study and to prepare for the essay. The whole exam will be taken from your Social Studies notebook, but you may also want to use your textbook to study for the essay or to read over things that you do not understand.

Week of June 3, 2019


Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

A. Gym uniforms must be worn by 4th graders on Wednesdays for gym unless students are told differently.

B. Remember all students are to come to the church in the morning for Prayers. Anyone that does not arrive before the Pledge of Allegiance will be marked late or absent.

C. June calendars will be distributed today. Also, if you have not signed your child’s Progress Report, please sign it and return it by tomorrow. I will return it as soon as I check the signature.

D. Tuesday, 6/4 Archdiocesan Religion Exam. Make sure your child has pencils for the exam.

E. Wednesday, 6/5 NYS Science Exam. Make sure your child has pencils for the exam.
Also, the Uniform Company will be here today from 2:00-4:00. Please read Mr. Wood’s blog for details.

F. Friday, 6/7 there will be a 12:00 dismissal due to a Faculty Meeting. The ASP will be in session.
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GRADES 5, 6, 7, 8  
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted and no pencil).  Please bring a highlighter and red pen to class each day.

B. Please make sure that you have loose-leaf and a pen every day. Paper cannot be ripped out of a notebook.

C. Remember homework counts as part of the total grade!

D. Please read the school blog for many important events this week.
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HOMEWORK: For the Week of June 3, 2019: Grades 5, 6,7,8

Social Studies Homework for Grade 5

Unit 3 The Thirteen Colonies/ Chapter 7: The Southern Colonies

Vocabulary Words:
They are already defined in the notes.

Tuesday, 5/27: Please copy Chapter 7 notes listed on the blog into the Social Studies notebook. Also, read pages 252-273 in your textbook. This will help you to understand the notes better. Notes are due Thursday, June 6.

There will be a test next week on the notes for Chapter 7.

Grade 5 Lesson Plans
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6:

Monday, 6/3: Esperanza’s Rising- please read pages 81-157 (about 10 pages per day!). Please read every day and do not fall behind. We will be having another quiz on this reading next week sometime. Remember to circle any unknown words and annotate (take short notes about characters, important events, setting) either using sticky notes or a small notebook. Write the page number and lines that you are annotating. This will be discussed more in class.  
There will be a quiz on pages 81-157 on Thursday, 6/6.

Things to review for the final exam will be posted on the blog during the week.

Grade 6 Lesson Plans
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grades 7 and 8

Monday, 6/3: To Kill a Mockingbird- please read pages 99-149 (Chapters 9-11). Please read every day and do not fall behind. We will be having another quiz on this reading next week sometime. Remember to circle any unknown words and annotate (take short notes about characters, important events, setting) either using sticky notes or a small notebook. Write the page number and lines that you are annotating. This will be discussed more in class. There will be a quiz on these pages on Thursday, 6/6.

Things to review for the final exam will be posted on the blog during the week.

Grade 7 Lesson Plans

Grade 8 Lesson Plans
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Social Studies Homework for Grade 7

Unit 3 The New Republic (1800-1855) Chapter 8: The Jefferson Era (1800- 1815)

Vocabulary Words:
They are already defined in the notes.

Monday, 6/3: Please copy Chapter 8 notes listed on the blog into the Social Studies notebook. Also, read pages 262-289 in your textbook. This will help you to understand the notes better. Notes are due Tuesday, June 4

Things to review for the final exam will be posted on the blog during the week.


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Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 7 The Beginning of Modern America (1867-1920)/ Chapter 23: World War (1914-1920)

Vocabulary Words:
They are already defined in the notes.

Monday, June 3: Please copy Chapter 8 notes listed on the blog into the Social Studies notebook. Also, read pages 716-739 in your textbook. This will help you to understand the notes better. Notes are due Tuesday, June 4.

Things to review for the final exam will be posted on the blog during the week.

                     Have a great week!

Week of May 27, 2019


Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

A. Gym uniforms must be worn by 4th graders on Wednesdays for gym unless students are told differently.

B. Remember all students are to come to the church in the morning for Prayers. Anyone that does not arrive before the Pledge of Allegiance will be marked late or absent.

C. Progress Reports and MAP results will be sent home on Friday. Please sign the Progress Report and return it on Monday.
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GRADES 5, 6, 7, 8  
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted and no pencil).  Please bring a highlighter and red pen to class each day.

B. Please make sure that you have loose-leaf and a pen every day. Paper cannot be ripped out of a notebook.

C. Remember homework counts as part of the total grade!
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HOMEWORK: For the Week of May 27, 2019: Grades 5, 6,7,8

Social Studies Homework for Grade 5

Unit 3 The Thirteen Colonies/ Chapter 7: The Southern Colonies

Vocabulary Words:
They are already defined in the notes.

Tuesday, 5/27: Please copy Chapter 7 notes listed on the blog into the Social Studies notebook. Also, read pages 252-273 in your textbook. This will help you to understand the notes better. Notes are due Wednesday, June 5'

Unit 3 The Thirteen Colonies- Chapter 7 The Southern Colonies
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6:

There will be a quiz on Esperanza’s Rising pages 23-80 on Tuesday, 5/28 (today).

Tuesday, 5/28: Esperanza’s Rising- please read pages 81-157 (about 10 pages per day!). Please read every day and do not fall behind. We will be having another quiz on this reading next week sometime. Remember to circle any unknown words and annotate (take short notes about characters, important events, setting) either using sticky notes or a small notebook. Write the page number and lines that you are annotating. This will be discussed more in class.  
Due Friday, May 31. There will be a quiz on pages 81-157 on Wednesday, 6/5.
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grades 7 and 8

Tuesday, 5/28: There will be a quiz on To Kill a Mockingbird on pages 43-98 on Wednesday, 5/29 (tomorrow).

To Kill a Mockingbird- please read pages 99-168 (Chapters 9-12,
about 10 pages per day!). Please read every day and do not fall behind. We will be having another quiz on this reading next week sometime. Remember to circle any unknown words and annotate (take short notes about characters, important events, setting) either using sticky notes or a small notebook. Write the page number and lines that you are annotating. This will be discussed more in class.  Due Friday, May 31. There will be a quiz on these pages on Wednesday, 6/5.
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Social Studies Homework for Grade 7

Unit 3 The New Republic (1800-1855) Chapter 8: The Jefferson Era (1800- 1815)

Vocabulary Words:
They are already defined in the notes.

Tuesday, 5/28: Please copy Chapter 8 notes listed on the blog into the Social Studies notebook. Also, read pages 262-289 in your textbook. This will help you to understand the notes better. Notes are due Tuesday, June 4

Unit 3 The New Republic- Chapter 8 The Jefferson Era
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Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 7 The Beginning of Modern America (1867-1920)/ Chapter 23: World War (1914-1920)

Study Chapter 22- Quiz on Tuesday, 5/28 (today)

Vocabulary Words:
They are already defined in the notes.

This Week: Please copy Chapter 8 notes listed on the blog into the Social Studies notebook. Also, read pages 716-739 in your textbook. This will help you to understand the notes better. Notes are due Tuesday, June 4

Unit 7- The Beginning of Modern America Chapter 23 World War I

                     Have a great week!

Week of May 20, 2019


Weekly Reminders:
GRADE 4-HOMEROOM

A. Gym uniforms must be worn by 4th graders on Wednesdays for gym unless students are told differently.

B. Remember all students are to come to the church in the morning for Prayers. Anyone that does not arrive before the Pledge of Allegiance will be marked late or absent.

C. NWEA Testing. The schedule for Grades 4-8 is below:
Thursday 5/23-Reading. All students must wear uniform today!

D. Friday, 5/25 and Monday, 5/27- Memorial Day Weekend- School Closed
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GRADES 5, 6, 7, 8  
A. All classwork/homework must be completed in blue or black ink (other colors will not be accepted and no pencil).  Please bring a highlighter and red pen to class each day.

B. Please make sure that you have loose-leaf paper and a pen every day. Paper cannot be ripped out of a notebook.

C. Remember homework counts as part of the total grade!
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HOMEWORK: For the Week of May 20, 2019: Grades 5, 6,7,8

Social Studies Homework for Grade 5

Unit 3 The Thirteen Colonies/ Chapter 6: The Middle Colonies

Vocabulary Words:
They are already defined in the notes.

Monday, 5/20 Please read over pages 224-245. Study Chapter 6 notes for quiz on Wednesday, 5/22 (changed from Thursday due to a change in MAP testing).

Essay: Write a pargraph (6 sentences) about Benjamin Franklin.
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grade 6:

Monday, 5/20:
Review the MAP Reading Vocabulary written in your notebook for MAP testing on Thursday (Language Arts).

Tuesday, 5/21: There will be a quiz on Esperanza’s Rising pages 23-80 on Wednesday, 5/29.

Esperanza’s Rising- please read pages 81-157 (about 10 pages per day!). Please read every day and do not fall behind. We will be having another quiz on this reading next week sometime. Remember to circle any unknown words and annotate (take short notes about characters, important events, setting) either using sticky notes or a small notebook. Write the page number and lines that you are annotating. This will be discussed more in class.  Due Friday, May 31.
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ELA/Reading Homework for Grades 7 and 8

Monday, 5/20:
Review the MAP Reading Vocabulary for MAP Testing in Reading on Thursday, 5/23.

Tuesday, 5/14: There will be a quiz on To Kill a Mockingbird on pages 43-98 on Wednesday, 5/29.

To Kill a Mockingbird- please read pages 99-168 (Chapters 9-12,
about 10 pages per day!). Please read every day and do not fall behind. We will be having another quiz on this reading next week sometime. Remember to circle any unknown words and annotate (take short notes about characters, important events, setting) either using sticky notes or a small notebook. Write the page number and lines that you are annotating. This will be discussed more in class.  Due Friday, May 31.
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Social Studies Homework for Grade 7

Unit 2 A New Nation (1777-1800) Chapter 6: Citizenship and the Constitution (1787- present day) and Chapter 7: Launching the Nation (1789-1800)

Vocabulary Words:
They are already defined in the notes.

Monday, 5/20: Please read over Chapters 6 and 7 in the textbook (only things mentioned in the notes that you might need a better explanation of. This will help you to understand the notes better.

Study Chapters 6 and 7 notes for quiz on Wednesday, 5/22 (changed due to a change in MAP testing).

Essay: Discuss the XYZ Affair in at least six sentences
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Social Studies Homework for Grade 8

Unit 7 The Beginning of Modern America (1867-1920)/ Chapter 22: America as a World Power (1867-1920)

Vocabulary Words:
They are already defined in the notes.

Monday, 5/20 Please read over Chapter 22 in the textbook (only things mentioned in the notes that you might need a better explanation of. This will help you to understand the notes better.
Questions:
Answer questions 1-4 (write question and answer) and 5a,6a,7a (restate) on pages 713, 714. Due on Wednesday, 5/22 on loose-leaf.

Wednesday, 5/22 Study Chapter 22 for a quiz on Tuesday, 5/28. Bring home your textbook to read over Chapter 22 in case you do not understand something or need information for the essay.

Essay: Explain the difference between President Taft's and President Wilson's policies in Latin America.

                     Have a great week!