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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!

Week of October 24

It was so very nice to meet up with parents during our conferences last week. Thank you for taking the time to come or to notify me by e-mail. If there is someone who would like to connect/chat/e-mail me about their child, please do not hesitate to contact me!
A big "thank you" goes out to Fr. Chris, who came into the classroom to bless our rosaries. Before he would bless them, he gave the kiddos an informal quiz on the rosary. You would have been very proud of them. They impressed Fr. with their knowledge!!!
Here's what the week should look like:
Math - 7y - We have finally moved into Chapter 2 - Integers. We will be adding and subtracting integers!
Math - 7X - We start the week estimating square roots and learning how to factor them. Toward the end of the week, we look at cube roots!
Math - 6X - The 6th graders will be using Math on Monday as the Tech Day they earned during the Run4Fun campaign. The rest of the week we will continue our work with decimals - adding and subtracting. Look for a quiz on Wednesday or Thursday.
Reading - We are finishing our second novel, A Year Down Yonder and looking at elements of a story, particularly point of view and tone/mood of a story.
Religion - We take a look at Noah and the Tower of Babel, finishing up Chapter 4. Chapter 5 is a review unit that will prepare the students for a test over Unit 1. We will also prepare for hosting Mass for All Saints Day!

Week of October 18

So sorry to get this out late! Hope everyone enjoyed their extra day to  relax! We teachers were busy working on our faith journey. That was such a great treat for me to read Scripture and reflect...all before meeting and conferencing with parents!
Here's how our week should go:
Math - 7y - Finishing some work on Order of Operations and then moving into Integers.
Math - 7x - Looking at square roots and vocabulary and estimating and simplifying roots.
Math - 6x - We are working on decimals, determining value and putting them in order.
Reading - 6th Grade - We asre working on finishing A Year Down Yonder!
Religion - Finishing Chapter 4 about how sin entered our world and what that has done to the world we live in.

Week of October 10

Please do not forget that the final day for turning in pledges/money for the Run4Fun will be Thursday! 6B, we are so close to that Electronics Day!!!
Because the 6th grade is at Camp Kern until Wednesday, most of this post is dealing with the 7th grade Math. Here's what is going on:
7Y - Math - We will be working with integers. That means being able to put them in order from least to greatest or greatest to least, adding them and finally subtracting them. If there is time, we will be working with multiplying and dividing them!
7X - Math - We will be working with exponents, taking a look at what happens to a number when using negative exponents. There will also be work with scientific notation and where it is used in the 'real world'.
6X - Math - We will be introducing integers on Thursday!
Religion - On Thursday, October 13, (which just happens to be the feast of the Miracle at Fatima) we will be making rosaries! If any parent would like to come in and offer assistance, you are more than welcome. Please be here by 11:00. I will have a refresher course on how to tie those knots!