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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!

Week of October 31, 2016

Happy All Saints' Day! November is the month the Church prays for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. I will be passing out a prayer card with the prayer from St. Gertrude. Please pray it with your children and remind them what a wonderful thing it is to be united with all souls...the Communion of Saints!
This is what the week will look like:
Math 7Y - We continue to work on Integers. Look for a Quiz on Thursday that would evaluate how well your child can add, subtract, multiply and divide them. We will also revisit prime factorization this week!
Math 7X - We have been working on the Pythagorean Theorem. Look for a quiz on Thursday!
Math 6X - We are multiplying and dividing decimals this wee.
Reading - We will be working on inferences as we look more closely at two of my favorite pieces of poetry, "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Lee Frost and "Hope is the Thing" by Emily Dickinson. If we have time this week we will look at a plot diagram, discussing each of the 5 main elements.
Religion - We will be studying for our Unit 1 test and then talking about Abraham and how he made a Covenant of faith with the One, True God!