Teacher's Message

This year I’m looking forward to educating and getting to know your children, but also helping in their preparation for the  next step at the Academy: Middle School. Your children will experience a variety of educational opportunities, while growing through the challenges ahead. We will have another exciting year in our science lab conducting all of the unique, hands-on investigations, our science curriculum has to offer. Each trimester you can expect one major project that will be completed at home, while other projects will be completed in class throughout cooperative group learning.

 

A look into the week of January 18th….

What are you thankful for today? Let’s continue try and think of one thing each day in which to be thankful and show our gratitude.  A few reminders for those that are virtual: Please remember to wear your uniforms, only eat during snack and lunch times, try your best to participate, and always do your best!

This week we will review what we have read so far in Esperanza Rising. We will continue our Cardboard Challenge during Art class! This week we will continue presenting our creations, so try and finalize any last minute details.   We are continuing our Adjectives unit in Language Arts and learning how to write a proper business letter. We are starting our Family Life Unit in Religion and learning about what makes families unique. During SEL we will learn about perspective taking. There will be a Family Life test on Friday.  We are continuing Unit 4 in Vocabulary and reviewing Chapter 3 during Social Studies. We will continue our work and simple machines unit in Science. We are continuing our Fractions unit in Math. We are going to have a great week!

 

We are now fully into the 2nd trimester. Report cards for the first trimester are available on PowerSchool. Due dates are going to be adhered to strictly starting this trimester. Make sure to always check Google Classroom for any assignments that need to be completed. I often leave comments on assignments and return them for you to check over and resubmit. I enter grades into PowerSchool on Fridays, and please be aware that anything missing by that day is entered as a zero. Once you have completed a missing assignment, your grade can be adjusted but points will be taken off for each day late. Always do your best work and let me know if you need help with any assignments!

Test Schedule:

Week of January 18-22, 2021

Friday-  Religion (Family Life Unit 1)

Week of January 25-29, 2021

Tuesday- Vocabulary (Unit 4)

Thursday- Religion (Chapter 14)

Friday- Reading and Spelling (Esperanza Rising Chapters 11-12)

 

 

 

Beginning November 30, we will start our first class novel! We will be reading Esperanza Rising together during our Reading classes. All activities and tests will be based on this novel. During this time we will take a break from Reading Street and focus only on that novel. This book can either be borrowed from your local library or it can also be purchased in store/online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi parents! Here is the packet that I shared at our Virtual Meet and Greet:

Back to School Night Parent Packet PDF

 

 

“Classworks” Information for Parents and Students:

Please watch the videos to familiarize yourself it if you need more information! Students sign in to Classworks with their Google sign in from their school Google accounts.

https://manager.classworks.com/catholicschoolsnj.org/

http://help.classworks.com/en/articles/3712396-introducing-students-to-classworks