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Week of January 23

This is a very busy week as we prepare for our celebration of Catholic Schools' Week! I am very excited to be going with the Smile Youth Group to Washington, D.C. as we March for Life! Please pray for all of us and pray for the conversion of hearts.  
Religion: We present our skits showing how the 10 Commandments are very active in our lives, demonstrating love to God and love to our neighbors.
Math - 7Y - Writing and solving proportions. There will be a quiz this week on sections 4.1-4.4.
Math - 7X - Having a little fun with our geometry unit. Students are working on tessellations and finding symmetry.
Math - 6X - We are finishing up our unit on fractions, working hard to multiply and divide mixed numbers. If all goes well, we will test over Chapter 5 on Friday!
Reading - We continue reading My Side of the Mountain and take a look at the author's use of personification. We will be on the hunt for some examples and then put our artistic abilities to the test! We are setting up our notebooks for the Genius Project! Please make sure that you allow time for your child to visit the library to find material (books) that they could bring with them to read.

Week of January 17

Here's what's happening this week:
Religion: We are taking a closer look at the 10 Commandments and how those Commandments look today. The students will be writing, directing and producing skits that show how these Commandments look!
Math - 7Y - We have begun Chapter 4 - Ratios and Proportions. The first part of this study is figuring out what they mean and then taking a look at how to write them!
Math - 7X - We continue working our geometry chapter. This week we are defining congruence using co-ordinate graphing and then challenging students to move a figure within the graph.
Math - 6X - As we continue working with fractions, we will be multiplying and dividing them this week!
Reading - We have begun reading the novel, My Side of the Mountain. We have identified characters and some techniques the author has chosen to attract the reader and draw then into the story. The students will also be asked to identify different examples of figurative language that the author, Jean Craighead George, loves to use!
Don't forget that Friday is an early dismissal day! Have a very blessed week!

Week of January 9

This week:
Religion - We will discuss the close of the Christmas season and Fr. Chris will bless our school doorway with the Three Kings Blessing! We will continue following Moses as he travels the desert with the Israelites and receives the 10 Commandments from God.
Math - 7Y - Reviewing for Chapter 3 test which will be Wednesday or Thursday (hopefully!) Then we move into Ratios and Proportions.
Math - 7X - We are working with the Triangle Sum Theorem and polygons. Expect a quiz on Wednesday or Thursday over angles. 
Math - 6X - We continue working with fractions, subtracting with regrouping! We will then work with multiplying fractions and mixed numbers. If I still have hair left by Friday, we will try an introduction to dividing fractions.
Reading - We finish up our Book Talk and continue Readworks comprehension checks. The students should finish Unit 7 of the Vocab Workshop workbook by Wednesday. We will start our new classroom novel, My Side of the Mountain by Thursday!

Week of January 3

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Welcome back to the start of 2017!
Religion: We will discuss the celebration of the Christmas season...and when it actually ends. Then we continue a closer look at Moses and the Israelites journeying through the desert.
Math -7y- We are finishing Chapter 3, working with fractions. I e3xpect to have a chapter test next Tuesday. Notes for Chapter 3 should be finished by Friday!
Math -7X- We are beginning Chapter 7, Geometry, working with angles.
Math -6X- We are working with adding and subtracting fractions. This week we will be regrouping fractions in order to subtract.
Reading - We are finishing our book, A Wrinkle in Time. We will take a look at some of the symbolism used and character development. The children should have their independent reading finished for Wednesday's discussions and questions.
 
Just wanted to take this time to thank all of my 6th graders for the very generous Christmas gifts! You are such a special group of people and I appreciate all your love and support. This is what makes SASEAS such a wonderful place to be! Thank you and may God continue to bless you. Please know that I will keep you all in my prayers!

Week of December 19

I would like to take this opportunity to wish the families of SASEAS a joyful, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
This short week we have:
Religion - Finishing up our chapter on Moses.
Math 7Y - Working on fractions/decimals, especially mixed numbers.
Math 7X - Finishing Chapter on Percents. Test on Tuesday!
Math 6X - Beginning work on fractions, least common multiples.
Reading - Listening to A Wrinkle in Time and checking comprehension.

Week of December 12

Today marks the feast of Our Lady Of Guadalupe! Another Marian feast day to celebrate our holy Mother in Heaven!
Here's what is happening this week:
Religion - We continue our journey through Salvation History by looking at a very prominent figureMoses! We will take a closer look at the power of God demonstrated through the plagues, that finally convince the pharoah to let God's people go!
Math - 7Y - We are working with fractions and mixed numbers this week, estimating, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing!
Math - 7X - We continue to work on percents, taking a look at simple interest by the end of the week.
Math - 6X - Reviewing adding and subtracting fractions. Quiz on Wednesday and a Chapter 4 test Thursday or Friday.
Reading - We have been reading A Wrinkle in Time, working on character develop and plot predictions. Vocab Workshop Unit 6 should be completed by tomorrow and Test will be given Thursday. Your child has a new book to read independently. It doesn't have to be read completely until the week they come back from Christmas break. Just check with them about what novel they chose and keep on them to read about 20 minutes a night (average).

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin, Mary!

Because of the feast day today, there was no homework assigned from any of my classes so you could enjoy the time with your family! Happy Feast Day!

Week of December 5

I did survive my first cake auction to benefit the Adopt-A-Family program! Wow! The cakes were creative and beautiful and smelled delicious! Well done in raising over $5000.00!!!
We are entering the second week of Advent. How are we preparing for the coming of our Savior? This week has the feast of the Immaculate Conception. We will be attending Mass on this day and finding others ways to make this day a celebration for our Heavenly Mother, Mary!
Here's a look at our week:
Religion - We finished our chapter on Joseph and have been viewing the film, Joseph, King of Dreams. The children have been asked to critique the movie's version of this story and then write its theme.
Math - 7Y - We continue our work with decimals, fractions and then percents.
Math - 7X - We are working on percents and applying them to life skills.
Math - 6X - We are working on fractions and decimals.
Reading - We are reading the novel, A Wrinkle in Time, taking a look at plot development. Unit 6 begins for Vocab Workshop and some figurative language discussion.
 

Week of November 28 - Advent Begins!

Religion - This week is the beginning of the Advent Season...the beginning of a new Church calendar! We will pray the Jesse Tree each day. We will also do the wrap-up work in Chapter 9 that prepares the students for the Unit 2 test.
Math 7Y - We are working on decimals, which should be a review chapter which means we will move through this chapter quickly.
Math 7X - We will be finishing up Chapter 5 - Ratios and Proportions...looks like test on Thursday!
Math 6X - Working on GCF and a little quiz on Wednesday. Moving into fractions and decimals.
Reading - We are working on A Wrinkle in Time and plot development. Unit 5 Test in Vocab Workshop on Tuesday! Students should have their independent book read finished by Wednesday to conclude with a book talk. 

November 8, 2016

I am very excited about today! We will be having Eucharistic Adoration all day...well, what that really means is that during each Religion class we are honored with kneeling before The Greatest Teacher that ever lived, Jesus Christ! I know that the parishes planned this to coincide with our country's election, but what we are praying for is a conversion of hearts...mostly ours! At St. Andrew's campus, Fr. Chris has graciously agreed to be present to hear confessions! How awesome it is to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and have Adoration time. We are so blessed!
This is what is happening the rest of the week:
Math - 7y - We are reviewing prime factorization, greatest common factors, and least common multiples! Expect a quiz Thursday!
Math - 7X - We just finished Chapter 4 and are beginning Chapter 5 which deals with proportions and ratios!
Math - 6X - Finishing up our chapter on decimals. Looking at a test on Friday, perhaps!
Religion - We continue to look at Abraham's faith to see how obedient he was to God.
Reading - We are beginning a new novel, A Wrinkle in Time. We will be taking a closer look at 'themes' in a novel. There will be a Vocab Workshop Unit 4 test on Friday. Please study a few words each night!