Newsletter for the week of January 22, 2019
In reading this week, we are enjoying a humorous fiction piece, Officer Buckle and Gloria. We will work on cause/effect and abbreviations. In math we are continuing with 2 digit subtraction. Last week a one page helpful handout was sent home as well as a letter from the math curriculum helping to explain to parents the two methods we use, expanded method and ungrouping method. Ungrouping is what you’re most used to and we used to call it “borrowing”. We are working on our final drafts of a persuasive paragraph. We begin our first section in preparation for First Reconciliation in March. Today we had a guest speaker, Mr. Doud, who came in and taught us sign language to continue with our learning about Helen Keller.
I’ve heard from seven of you which Mass your child will be attending this weekend. The other five need to email me no later than Wednesday, January 24 with which Mass your child will attend. The 10:00 a.m. Mass is very popular, so if anyone could take one of the other Masses I mentioned last week, that would be great.test until third grade.
There were some changes to the MAP tests. Science does not start until third grade. Today was our final test. I have a few students who need to finish the reading test and make-up a math test. We will retest in May. You will get the test results with the second trimesterd report cards.
Reminder to please clean out the LEAVE AT HOME side of the folder nightly.
Please review the pink paper in the folder for all of the Catholic Schools Week activities.
The 7th graders are collecting donations for Two Hearts (formerly Pregnancy Aid) in the main hallway until February 7. They are collecting diapers, bottles, pacifiers, maternity clothing, children's new or gently used shoes and formula.
Please email me with any questions.