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Dear Parents, 

REMINDERS: Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held this Thursday evening from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
ALL children received a long white envelope last week concerning this conference night. Conferences are by teacher request only at this time. If you would still like a conference please return the form just to let us know you plan on coming in. Thank you.

FRIDAY: NO SCHOOL (teacher professional day)

There is a homework worksheet due Monday. It is just two problems front and back. Each comes from a previous State Test .

EASTER PROJECT : PLEASE SEND IN AN EGG CARTON WITH 12 PLASTIC EGGS. THIS IS A RELIGIOUS PROJECT SO THE EGGS SHOULD BE plain PASTELS. THANK YOU!



 

AFTER SCHOOL HELP IN MATH will be held every Wednesday. Pick up time will be 3:30 . Thank you! 



TESTS /QUIZZES THIS WEEK:     




ELA:  This week we will be reading "Dear Mr. Wilson" -a realistic fiction story.We will target the skills of generalizations and conclusions. 
The spelling words focus on the many sounds of "r". T
Grammar skills include compound and complex sentences . 

MATH  : This week we continue with our study of fractions! Your child has an envelope with fraction strips which must stay in their folder for use at school and home. 

We have learned how to generate equivalent fractions and how to find the simplest form of a fraction. These skills need to be reviewed and practiced!! This week we will find common denominators. At the end of Chapter 6 we will compare fractions. This is when the fraction strips are very helpful visually. Using the benchmark of 1/2 students will learn how to compare two fractions. It is important to note that the strips will not be used during the final test! 
I have listed the IXL sites to use for practice this week below. 

As time allows in the afternoon we are also learning AREA AND PERIMETER ! We must cover certain skills before the NY State Test! Geometry will follow and the students always enjoy this topic! 

RELIGION  Grade 4 : 
    We will update our Lenten chart every Monday. Last week we focused on prayer. This week will be penance. 
     Chapter 16 is about the fifth commandment,"Thou shalt not Kill" . We learn about the sanctity of human life and how promoting peace is a way to respect life. The test on Ch. 16 will be next week. 


RELIGION  Grade 5 : 
Last week the students constructed a Lenten cube . They wrote simple tasks they can complete each day in Lent. They should keep this in their room and toss it into the air each day to "discover" their mission for that day. Please allow them to keep this cube until Easter. 
As our eighth grade prepares for Confirmation on March 23rd our fifth grade has been working on a special prayer medallion for them. 
This week we will continue to study Ch. 10 and the significance of the Eucharist -both as a memorial and a sacrifice. 


SOCIAL STUDIES (GRADE 4) : Ch. 3 test on Friday! (pages 80-100) We will be reviewing this week and focus on the skill of Circle and Line Graphs.



SOCIAL STUDIES (GRADE 5) : Lesson 7 
quiz -next Monday,March 18th. The Chapter 2 test will follow shortly after. 
Lesson 7 focuses on the diversity of Canada. We will learn about the quest of the Separatists and the reason for it. We will discuss the formation in 1999 of the Nunavut . The music, arts and literature of Canada will be addressed as well as the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 






All  children  have their user names and passwords for Think Central(math and reading) and IXL  (math practice site).Please note that the sign in for IXL math is their user name @apostle . They can try them out in Computer class. We do not yet have the ConnectEd passwords for science and social studies. 

     Recommended IXL for this week's math lessons are: 


Chapter 6 -Fractions

Lesson 6.1-Lesson 6.3

Use IXL:      P.5;   P.7;  P.9;  P.10

Chapter 13  AREA AND PERIMETER
 
Lesson 13.1  Perimeter   BB.1
Lesson 13.2  Area           BB.6
Lesson 13.3 Combined Rectangles  BB.7
Lesson 13.4 Unknown Measures BB.10 
Lesson 13.5 Problem Solving/Area  BB.8





Our READING LOG  is proceeding well !  Students may record one book a day and enter the date next to it.  


If you have any questions or concerns I can be reached at :

emulvihill5649@stthomasschool.net

Sincerely,

Mrs. Mulvihill