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Students had their first House meetings on Friday!!  Each House chose a Dominican Saint to base their name, motto, and traits after.  Houses even came up with their own chants.  Ask your child about their house!

Friar Hours:  Friar Hour sheets were sent home on Wednesday.

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Tailgating Party:  Saturday; September 22nd following 5:30 mass.  Come watch the Cubs vs. Sox game!
  • Early Childhood Bake Sale:  Fourth grade will shop the bake sale during school on Thursday, September 27th.  The bake sale will be open after school for families to visit all wee
  • Columbus Day:  No school on Monday, October 8th

Upcoming Tests:

  • Simple Solutions Language Arts Quiz:  test over lessons 13-16 on Monday, 9/24.
  • Religion Test:  Test over Chapter 4 on Thursday, 9/27.  A chapter review will be sent home Wednesday night.  
  • Spelling Test:  Test over lesson 3 words on Friday, 9/28.

Topics of Study for the Week of September 17th-21st:

Religion:

Students read the stories about covenants God made with others such as Joseph and Moses.  Students learned that by following the Ten Commandments we keep our covenant with God.

Math:

Students learned different ways to multiply such as the distributive method.  They also practiced comparative word problems.

Writing:

Students wrote a “hamburger paragraph” stating their opinion about a favorite thing or activity.  This is a paragraph that includes a topic sentence, three supporting details, and a conclusion.

Language Arts:

Students read the biography “My Brother Martin” and determined author’s purpose using evidence from the text.

Science:

Students learned what scientist do.  They practiced using terms such as experiment, hypothesis, variables, evidence, and conclusions.

 

Newsletter; Week of September 17th-21st