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Week of Jan 25, 2016

Religion: We are finishing up our Monstrance creations (which are so beautiful)! Students have been practicing/memorizing their Act of Faith prayer for January and we begin our next chapter (Chapter 10 - The
Eucharist) in our book.
Language Arts: We are working on Spelling Packet 18 - spelling patterns for changing 'y' to 'i' and adding our suffix. The WoW is AMBIDEXTROUS and the prompt is: What career would being ambidextrous help the most? Why? Remember, do not use words I, me and my! We continue reading  the novel, Maniac Magee.
Math: We are working on fractions and mixed numbers.
Science: We are finishing up our work on our power point presentations for our amphibians. I am asking that some of the work at this point be done at home. The children have done their research and are familiar with how to maneuver through the program, so this should not be a daunting task!
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday! 

Week of January 19

Religion: We will finish the chapter on Confirmation. This week we take a closer look at the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Language Arts: We focus on Unit 17 in Spelling, which includes spelling patterns for adding -ing and -ed on the endings of words. Our WoW is GREGARIOUS and the prompt has the children writing about if they are gregarious or solitary or a little of both.
Math: We continue are work on fractions, especially equivalent fractions.
Science: The students are hard at work gathering information for their amphibian reports. They are putting together a powerpoint presentation and a written report!

Week of Jan.11, 2016

Religion: We will finish working on the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Language Arts: Unit 16 in Spelling and WoW is PLETHORA. The prompt is: Is it good to have a plethora of homework or recesses, or is it better to have a reasonable amount of both. We are currently reading the novel, Maniac Magee.
Math: We continue to work on adding and subtracting of fractions.
Science: The students are working on finding information about their amphibians.

Week of January 4. 2016

Happy New Year! Happy St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Feast Day! Wow! Talk about coming back to celebrations. Tuesday is the DARE graduation @ 2:15 p.m. and all parents are encouraged to attend. Officer Skip will present the children with their certificates of completion as well as announcing our winners for the DARE essay contest. We started the week off with Mass to celebrate our patroness, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and our 5th graders helped with the Reading, Petitions and the Offertory gifts!
We have much ground to cover this week. Here's what's going on:
Religion: We are finishing the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Language Arts: Spelling packet 15 has us reviewing the spelling pattern of the schwa sound and our WoW for this week is EXTROVERT. The prompt: Do you think the way one acts depends on where one is? Could one be an extrovert at home, but be shy or introverted at school? What do you think? When reading over your child's rough copy, make sure they do not use the words I, me or my! 
This month's book genre is non-fiction, so each student must have a book with them to enjoy. Students' projects will be covered at school during science class! More on that at a later date!
Math: We are beginning our chapter  on fractions, while still keeping in practice of our division using two-digit divisors!
Science: We are finishing up finding volume using water displacement and moving into our study of Amphibians!

Famous People Museum Comes to SASEAS!

The 5th graders shared their famous person with our 1st graders this morning. Pictured is C.S. Lewis represented by Isaac Watson. The children did an awesome job. Look for posting of all the pictures in my photo album!

O Antiphons Begin Tomorrow!

The children of grade 5 have been working on the "O Antiphons of Advent". One of the sets is pictured above. What are the "O Antiphons of Advent" you might ask? They are the prayers that accompany the Magnificat during Evening Prayers starting on December 17th through December 23rd. Each antiphon calls out with a different title the coming of our Savior! Here are the prayers:

December 17

O Wisdom of our God Most High,
guiding creation with power and love:
come to teach us the path of knowledge!

December 18

O Leader of the House of Israel,
giver of the Law to Moses on Sinai:
come to rescue us with your mighty power!

December 19

O Root of Jesse’s stem,
sign of God’s love for all his people:
come to save us without delay!

December 20

O Key of David,
opening the gates of God’s eternal Kingdom:
come and free the prisoners of darkness!

December 21

O Radiant Dawn,
splendor of eternal light, sun of justice:
come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the
shadow of death.

December 22

O King of all nations and keystone of the Church:
come and save man, whom you formed from the dust!

December 23

O Emmanuel, our King and Giver of Law:
come to save us, Lord our God!

—From "Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers"


Week of December 14th

Religion: We are finishing our O Antiphon shadow boxes and reading about the Christmas season.
Language Arts:This week we will NOT have a WoW word nor a Spelling packet. We WILL be working to publish a creative writing piece, reading Where the Red Fern Grows, have lessons on subject pronouns and have time to make cards for Fr. Cordier's birthday and some special people on our list!
Math: My math group is preparing for a test on division.
Science: We will be finishing up our study of volume this week.
Just wanted to take this time to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas. May it be blessed with the joy that only Christ can bring! 

Week of Dec. 7, 2015

We had quite a successful button sale last Friday. We made over $776.00 from all those buttons! Thank you to all the fifth graders!
Here's what our week should look like:
Religion: We are working on the O Antiphons! The children will be constructing a shadowbox for their particular antiphon. The O Antiphons were titles for Jesus and each day from Dec.17th until Dec.23rd a different prayer is prayed featuring a title for our dear Savior. They have symbols that go with the titles. Those will be included in the shadowbox. We also talked about the Immaculate Conception feast day and why we were off school for this feast day! Please make sure your child gets to Mass.
Language Arts: We are on Unit 14 in Spelling. We are working on spelling patterns where the word must be divided between two vowels! The WoW is COLOSSAL and the prompt has the students writing about what they would do if covered by a colossal shadow!
Math: We are finishing up our chapter on Division. You will see review work for division of one digit divisors and two-digit divisors.
Science: We are working on volume using water displacement.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Most Merciful Lord, gathering for this meal of thanksgiving
we offer You, as our Creator, our thanks and praise
You who teach us to love without limit
You who teach us to forgive without counting the cost
You who teach us to give without seeking return

May we honor You through our words and actions
every day, every moment.
May we worship You through our lives with others,
lived in kindness and tender care.

May we fully realize what St. Faustina came to know:
that in our thankfulness, true earthly joy resides
that in Your love for us we find the heavenly harvest
that strengthens our souls, until we reside in You forever.

Praise and glory to You, Merciful Lord,
now and forever. Amen.


Our Field Trip to the Art Museum is Tuesday, November 24!

Please remember to pack a lunch and know that the students have to be in uniforms.
I would like to take the time to let you know how grateful I am for all of you and your children. It is a privilege to work at SASEAS and be a part of your children's lives. I keep you in my prayers, asking God to bless you and your family during this season!