Thursday, 29 October 2015 00:00

October Blog

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Spanish Kindergarten - Students recently took their test over the 8 color words we have been working so hard on and they did very well. Each unit, your student will have a booklet that they keep their work on and it will come home at the end of the unit. The booklet for our color unit is blue and it should be coming home this week with everything they have done including their test. Our next unit will be over school supply words. 1st and 2nd Grades - Students have finished their first unit which was a combination of colors and supplies vocabulary. We reviewed old words and added some new ones. Booklets with their work were sent home a couple weeks ago. We are now working on fruits and vegetables. The unit will include learning how to answer the question "Do you like_____?" in Spanish. 3rd and 4th Grades - Students continue to start each class with a partner flashcard activity for 3 minutes. It keeps going a little more smoothly each week. We tested a couple weeks ago over supplies and the verb "tener" which means "to have." We are currently working on family members and adjectives with a goal of making sentences to describe family members. 5th Grade - Students continue to do a journal entry at the beginning of each class including the date and the weather for the day. I will keep collecting these journals at the end of the month for completion points. Students have taken their test over supplies and colors words. They did very well! We have begun our next unit of study which is over clothing. The skill of noun-adjective agreement using Spanish grammar will be taught in this unit which can sometimes be challenging. We'll do lots of practice! 6th Grade - Students continue to do a journal entry at the beginning of each class including the date and the weather for the day. I will keep collecting these journals at the end of the month for completion points. Students are just now preparing for their first unit test over telling time and classes vocabulary. We have done lots of in class practice. All students should spend some time studying for the test which will be Monday, Nov 2. 7th Grade - Students continue to do a journal entry at the beginning of each class including the date and the weather for the day. I will keep collecting these journals at the end of the month for completion points. Students are just now preparing for their first unit test over greetings, introductions, and feelings. Since 7th grade has class the last period of the day, their test will be Friday, Nov 6 due to Halloween parties this Friday and a prayer service next Monday. Following the test, their next unit will be much shorter and will focus on asking answering questions about how old someone is and where they are from. 8th Grade - Students continue to do a journal entry at the beginning of each class including the date and the weather for the day. I will keep collecting these journals at the end of the month for completion points. Students just had their first unit test this past Monday, Oct 26. Grades will be posted soon. This unit focused on learning Spanish pronouns, 17 infinitive verbs, and how to conjugate those verbs. Verb conjugation is a key skill taught in high school Spanish 1. Our next unit will be shorter and will focus on telling time with a quick review of numbers through 30. Students made cards in class recently that they can use to study their numbers at home. 6th Religion - We have picked up the pace a little bit since the beginning of the year and are currently in the middle of chapter 4 of the textbook. This chapter, as well as chapters 5 and 6, will focus on the theme of the Trinity. Students will continue to have 1-2 homework assignments per chapter followed by a chapter test. Each chapter is designed to be taught in about 5 days so your student can expect a test about every 6-7 class periods including review time. National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) - Our meetings in November are on the 4th and the 18th after school until 4. We are looking into doing a popcorn sale each month as an ongoing fundraiser. Students are hoping to solicit parent help with preparing the popcorn during the school day on Fridays, but if this isn't possible I am more than happy to assist with this on Wednesdays instead. If any NJHS parent is interested in assisting with this project on either Wednesdays OR Fridays, please let me know.
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