Saturday, January 20, 2018

Final Review for Religion Midterm

3rd grade students, make sure to review in depth all notes covered in class over the last two weeks for our religion midterm; including vocabulary. Although I posted the link under yesterday's homework, I have a feeling some students may forget to check there, so a new post was created just for your review notes. As promised in yesterday's class, please click on the link below for any missed noted on yesterdays final review part.

Monday, January 15, 2018

January 15 - 19

REMINDERS
**We have gotten better, but please still make sure your child has sharpened pencils every morning for school. Reminder that being ready and prepared for class is essential.**
  1. Parents please remind your children that penmanship counts towards their grade. Classwork as well as homework should be done neatly.
  2. ELA midterm exam for 3rd grade will be on Tuesday 1/16.
  3. 2nd grade ELA MAP Testing will be on Thursday 1/18, please make sure all students have breakfast.
PROJECTS
Both, 2nd and 3rd graders were given a topic on Friday in religion class for their projects and we briefly discussed what was expected. All information should be presented on a tri-fold board. Pictures may be printed and used for demonstration. Information may be typed and glued or handwritten on the board. This is the time to get very creative with your board to present the information on your topics.
ALL PROJECTS ARE DUE MONDAY, JANUARY 29th
2nd Grade:
*Parents please check your child’s notebook as they wrote the topics in Friday’s notes*
For students who were assigned one of the Ten Commandments,
the following questions should be answered on their boards:
  • Name the commandment given and it’s number.
  • What does the commandment mean?
  • How does the commandment apply to you as a child?
  • How does the commandment affect you as a child?
  • What can you do to follow the commandment?
  • What can you advise to other children your age on how to follow the commandment
For students who were assigned a sacrament, the following questions should be answered on their boards:
  • Name your sacrament and the type of sacrament it is.
  • What is the significance of the sacrament (why do we celebrate it)?
  • What is done during the sacrament? (any special procedures?)
  • What is used during or for the sacrament?
  • Why are they used?
  • When is the sacrament done? (what time during your life?)
3rd Grade:
All the students in the 3rd grade were assigned the Liturgical Year. Each child is to discuss Ordinary Time as well as one other season assigned to them in class. The following information is to be found on their boards:
  • The meaning of Liturgical Year/Calendar
  • The name of the season assigned
  • Timeframe of the season?
  • What is done to prepare for that season?
  • What is celebrated during that season?
  • Students should also explain what is Ordinary Time.
  • When does the Church practice it?
HOMEWORK
2nd Grade
Tuesday 1/16:
  1. Quizzes (ELA & Social Studies Vocabulary) were sent home today. Please sign them and return tomorrow. They were graded out of 4 points. If you multiply the number of correct answers by 10 you will have a percentage. -Thanks
  2. Complete the bottom of p. 103 in Reader's and Writer's Journal.
  3. Complete questions B, D, & E on page 79 of social studies book (Chapter 4 lesson 1). 
  4. Study the 10 commandments, the story of The Forgiving Father, and vocabulary for commandments, Great Commandment, Ten Commandments, sin, mortal sins, venial sins, free will and mercy (Chapters 9 & 10). Quiz on Friday, 1/19.
  5. Log onto PearsonRealize and complete assignments by Thursday 1/18. Answer all questions at the end of every leveled eReader on looseleaf with a full heading & name of the book as the subject.
Wednesday 1/17:
  1. Study ELA vocabulary words under Unit 2 - Module A for quiz on Friday, 1/19.
  2. Study the 10 commandments, the story of The Forgiving Father, and vocabulary for commandments, Great Commandment, Ten Commandments, sin, mortal sins, venial sins, free will and mercy (Chapters 9 & 10). Quiz on Friday, 1/19. 
  3. Log onto PearsonRealize and complete assignments by Thursday 1/18. Answer all questions at the end of every leveled eReader on loose-leaf with a full heading & name of the book as the subject.

Thursday 1/18

  1. With the exception of a few students, the 2nd grade class may dress down tomorrow. Again I ask parents to please reinforce every night classroom and school rules. 
  2. Study ELA vocabulary words under Unit 2 - Module A for quiz tomorrow.
  3. Study the 10 commandments, the story of The Forgiving Father, and vocabulary for commandments, Great Commandment, Ten Commandments, sin, mortal sins, venial sins, free will and mercy (Chapters 9 & 10). Quiz tomorrow. 


3rd Grade
Tuesday 1/16:
  1. Log onto PearsonRealize and complete assignments by Thursday 1/18. Answer all questions at the end of every leveled eReader on loose-leaf with a full heading & name of the book as the subject.
  2. Continue to review for religion Archdiocese exam. Once again if any information is uncertain, please make sure to make a note of it and bring it into class for further discussion and clarification.
Wednesday 1/17:
  1. Study ELA vocabulary words under Unit 2 - Module A for quiz on Friday, 1/19.
  2. Log onto PearsonRealize and complete assignments by Thursday 1/18. Answer all questions at the end of every leveled eReader on loose-leaf with a full heading & name of the book as the subject.
  3. Continue to review for religion Archdiocese exam. Once again if any information is uncertain, please make sure to make a note of it and bring it into class for further discussion and clarification.
Thursday 1/18

  1. Study ELA vocabulary words under Unit 2 - Module A for quiz tomorrow.
  2. Continue to review for religion Archdiocese exam. Once again if any information is uncertain, please make sure to make a note of it and bring it into class for further discussion and clarification.
Friday 1/19
  1. Review ALL notes given in class for the last two weeks for the religion midterm; including vocabulary.


Monday, January 8, 2018

January 8th - 12th


REMINDERS

**We have gotten better, but please still make sure your child has sharpened pencils every morning for school. Reminder that being ready and prepared for class is essential.**

  1. Parents please remind your children that penmanship counts towards their grade. Classwork as well as homework should be done neatly.
  2. All assignments posted for Christmas break as homework on Front Row are due this Wednesday 1/10.
  3. I will continue with ELA vocabulary words for both 2nd and 3rd grade; I will post up all the words Mrs. Bagley has given students prior to this week and I will continue with my words right underneath. As always, students will copy vocabulary words in their ELA notebook, this will prevent any confusion and misplacing of words once testing comes. Please check below, under lessons for the link to all vocabulary words for each grade.
  4. 3rd grade ELA MAP Testing will be on Wednesday, 1/10.
  5. ELA mid-term exam for 3rd grade will be on Tuesday 1/16. 
  6. 2nd grade MAP Testing will be on Thursday, 1/18.
HOMEWORK

2nd Grade


Tuesday 1/9:
1. Log onto PearsonRealize and complete the Decodable eReaders for this week's’ lessons along with the High Frequency Word Cards.

Finish completing ALL Front Row assignments as they are due tomorrow.

2. Complete religion workbook p. 294 in classwork notebook #1-8 only. Questions and answers.

3. Complete social studies p. 70. Using the Vocabulary #1-10 answers only and Remembering What You Read # 1-5 Qs & As.

Wednesday 1/10:
1. All students are to wear uniforms tomorrow. Although the school is on a dress down schedule, wearing play clothes is a privilege and unfortunately the second grade's behavior has been unacceptable. Therefore, that privilege has been taken away for this week. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. I ask that parents please stress at home to their children that behavior is important and address the issue with their children.

2. Finish classwork: define vocabulary words from pp. 73-79. Words were copied in classwork notebook already.

Thursday 1/11:


1. As per Mr. Woods, 2nd graders are not allowed to wear play clothes tomorrow. ALL students are to wear uniforms. Again, I ask parents to continue to reinforce and stress that behavior and following class rules is important and essential.

2. Students are to re-define the 12 vocabulary words written in ELA notebook and study them for quiz tomorrow. ALL students have them written down under today's aim as well as previous lessons as we have been covering them over the past week.

3. Complete and review the Ten Commandments for quiz tomorrow.



3rd Grade


Tuesday 1/9:


  1. There is no review for ELA mid-term. The exam will consist of two passages and answering reading comprehension questions based on the passages. 
  2. Log onto PearsonRealize and complete the Decodable eReaders for this week's’ lessons.
  3. Finish completing ALL Front Row assignments as they are due tomorrow.
  4. Review notes given today in class for religion mid-term. Make notes of any topics that are unclear and bring in tomorrow for further discussion and review. Review for the exam will continue for the next few days.
  5. Complete any unfinished work in Voyages text from today's writing period.

Wednesday 1/10:

  1. Continue with today's review for religion mid-term. Make notes of any topics that are unclear and bring in tomorrow for further discussion and review. Review for the exam will continue for the next few days.



Thursday 1/11:
  1. Complete voyages p. 389 exercises 1 & 2.
  2. Continue with today's review for religion mid-term. Make notes of any topics that are unclear and bring in tomorrow for further discussion and review. Review for the exam will continue for the next few days.Continue with today's review for 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

January 1st - 5th

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday season & wishing you all a
Happy New Year!

I am excited to continue the rest of the school year with both the second and third grade students. I want to thank the families of the second graders, third graders and kindergarteners for your lovely gifts. They were all so thoughtful and very much appreciated.

REMINDERS
  1. Wednesday 1/3: January calendars will be distributed and sent home.
  2. Thursday 1/4: Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, mass will be held at 9AM and parents are welcomed.
  3. Friday 1/5: Progress Reports will be sent home.
  • **Please make sure your child has sharpened pencils every morning for school. In the two weeks prior to Christmas break I had students ask for pencils countless of times. Reminder that being ready and prepared for class is essential.**
  • All assignments posted for Christmas break as homework on Front Row are due Wednesday 1/10.
  • Review for 3rd grade Mid-Terms will be posted up next week, please keep an eye out for that.
  • I will continue with ELA vocabulary words for both 2nd and 3rd grade; I will post up all the words Mrs. Bagley has given students prior to this week and I will continue with my words right underneath. Please check again by Friday 1/5 for the link to all vocabulary words. As always, students will copy vocabulary words in their ELA notebook, this will prevent any confusion and misplacing of words once testing comes.


2nd Grade Homework
Wednesday 1/3
  1. Social Studies: Complete classwork, answer questions A, C, and E on p. 63 in class work notebook. Write out the question.
  2. ALL students may dress down tomorrow & come prepared for snowball fight if they choose to join. 
    Friday 1/5
    1. Progress Reports were sent home today. Please review, sign and send back in on Monday 1/8.

    3rd Grade Homework
    3rd Grade Lesson Plans
    Friday 1/5
    1. Progress Reports were sent home today. Please review, sign and send back in on Monday 1/8.
    **ANOUCEMENT**
    3rd grade parents, Mr. Woods will be generating out a NEW progress report on Monday 1/8 to address the issue of marks printed for English Language Arts. ALL marks for students will be reviewed and fixed accordingly for Monday. We ask that you still sign the ones sent home today and return. Unfortunately there was an error with the system that caused for marks to be incorrectly printed. 





    Friday, December 29, 2017

    2nd and 3rd Grade Christmas Break Homework

    Dear Parents and Students,

         I've had difficulties with my account on Front Row. Mr. Woods has been notified and will contact Front Row as soon as we get back from the break to resolve the issue. As a result I was not able to assign students any assignments for the break. So, I have asked Mrs. Bagley to please give me her login information so that I could create a new class code for each grade and begin to assign work under her account. Students will log onto Front Row using the new class code created until my account is fixed with the appropriate grade level and access.
         I am aware that assignments may not be completed by the time classes resume, so I will have all assignments due by January 10th. From today that is exactly 13 days, the same amount of time that was given for the Christmas break.

         Second graders please log onto Front Row with your first and last name and new class code: 2cb6z9. Please click here for your login information. Once you have logged on, please compete the following assignments:

    • Reading Articles:
      • Jesse Owens
      • Joe Louis
      • Langston Hughes
      • Althea Gibson
    • Word Study:
      • C, H, CH Digraph Sorts
      • S, H, SH Digraph Sorts
      • TH, WH Digraph Sorts
    • Social Studies Articles:
      • Continents, Countries, States, and Cities
      • What is Geography?
      • People and the Changing Land
    • Writing:
      • People and the Changing Land

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         Third graders please log onto Front Row with your first and last name and new class code: 9q6uzv.  Please click here for your login information. Once you have logged on, please compete the following assignments:

    • Word Study:
      • Contractions
      • Silent Beginning Consonant, KN, WR, GN, Neither
      • Triple R Blends SCR, STR, SPR, Neither
    • Reading Articles:
      • The Olympic Games
      • Chocolate
      • Cyberbullying
      • Nelson Mandela
    • Writing:
      • Cyberbullying


    Thank you for your understanding and patience.


    Best,
    Mrs. Coello