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Monday, 12 September 2016 00:00

sept 2016

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September Blog This school year is off to a great start. To those parents that I have not met welcome to Saint Joseph and to those that I have, welcome back. A new year full of new challenges and learning experiences for me and your child. My responsibilities this year will be resource teacher for kindergarten, third, fourth and fifth grade. New students in the elementary grades have been benchmark. That information will be given to the classroom teachers and together we will determine which reading group your child should be in. God Bless You and Your Family, Lori Remetch If you have any questions or concerns about how or what you can do to help your child you can contact me at school 266-3433.
Monday, 28 September 2015 00:00

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October Blog - Ms. Farrell Welcome back to another wonderful school year. This month I will focus on math. Later in the school year I will provide helpful suggestion how to help your child with reading. 6th grade Math – my advice for success: • Come to class prepared—remember what you need • Do your homework!!!!! • Be honest when checking your homework! • Find out why you missed the problem. • Seek help---I am here to help you. How can you as a parent help and support your child: • Read Dojo • Check your student’s homework and test scores on Power School • A practice test will be sent home before the test • If you have any question or concern please come to me • I will tutor before school • I will send home a copy of math test if the score is 15 or less…
Monday, 28 September 2015 00:00

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October Blog - Ms. Farrell Welcome back to another wonderful school year. This month I will focus on math. Later in the school year I will provide helpful suggestion how to help your child with reading. 6th grade Math – my advice for success: • Come to class prepared—remember what you need • Do your homework!!!!! • Be honest when checking your homework! • Find out why you missed the problem. • Seek help---I am here to help you. How can you as a parent help and support your child: • Read Dojo • Check your student’s homework and test scores on Power School • A practice test will be sent home before the test • If you have any question or concern please come to me • I will tutor before school • I will send home a copy of math test if the score is 15 or less…
Monday, 28 September 2015 00:00

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October Blog - Ms. Farrell Welcome back to another wonderful school year. This month I will focus on math. Later in the school year I will provide helpful suggestion how to help your child with reading. 6th grade Math – my advice for success: • Come to class prepared—remember what you need • Do your homework!!!!! • Be honest when checking your homework! • Find out why you missed the problem. • Seek help---I am here to help you. How can you as a parent help and support your child: • Read Dojo • Check your student’s homework and test scores on Power School • A practice test will be sent home before the test • If you have any question or concern please come to me • I will tutor before school • I will send home a copy of math test if the score is 15 or less…
Monday, 13 April 2015 00:00

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For the month of April: 6th grade Math- On April 8th the student were able to estimate the probability of an event from data gathered by performing a probability experiment. They used marbles for one and two number cubes for the other. They with truly enjoyed the experience. The lessons for the month: 4/9 Lesson 91 Geometric Formulas 4/10 Lesson 92 Expanded Notation with Exponents, order of operations with exponents and power of fractions 4/13 Lesson 93 Classifying Triangles 4/14 Lesson 94 Writing Fractions and Decimals as Percents, Part 2 4/15 Lesson 95 Reducing Rates before Multiplying 4/17 Lesson 96 Functions, Graphing Functions 4/21 Lesson 97 Transversals 4/22 Lesson 98 Sum of the Angle Measures of Triangles and Quadrilaterals 4/23 Lesson 99 Fraction-Decimal-Percent Equivalents 4/24 Lesson 100 Algebraic Addition of Integers 4/29 Lesson 101 Ratio Problems Involving Totals 4/30 Lesson 102 Mass and Weight Tests are currently scheduled for Thursday,…
Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:00

jan 2015 news blog regarding homework

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Homework: Help and Hints for Parents Why is Homework Important? For Children Teachers assign homework to help children learn. It is a way for children to: Explore subjects more fully than time permits in the classroom. Review and practice what they have learned. Develop independent study skills. Get ready for the next day’s class. Develop self-discipline and responsibility. For Parents Homework provides and opportunity for parents to: Share with their child the importance of education and learning. Support what is taking place in the classroom. See what their child is learning on a day-to-day basis and monitor their progress. Encourage a love of learning by recognizing their child’s strengths and successes. Responsibilities of Students Be sure you understand and know how to do the assignment before leaving school. Have the necessary materials needed to complete the homework. Take care of and return to school the books needed at home to…
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00

december 2014

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Tips for Reading with Your Child Read aloud to your child every day, even an older child. Reading aloud provides a good model, expands vocabulary, simulates curiosity and imagination, lengths attention span, and motivates the child to want to read better books independently. Most important of all, it helps to develop a lifetime reader! Share reading with your child by alternate reading. You read a page and then your child reads a page. Be aware that reading level and listening level are very different. Read easy books with your child. Read more advanced books to your child to instill a love of books and for motivation. For an older child, read aloud the first few chapters of a book to get him/her started. This is where the characters are introduced, the plot is set up, and the setting is described. You’ll be offering a jump-start! Plan time for your family…
Friday, 31 October 2014 00:00

November 2014

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Sunday, 05 October 2014 19:00

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October 2014 –Ms. Farrell’s Blog It is beginning to look and feel like fall. With fall comes,  parent teacher conferences. . Please remember to schedule an appointment with me.  6th grade Math – We have just completed our third test. Most of the students did very well. There were a few that struggled with the test. As a class we did review the day before the test. This also reflects on the success of the students.  Attendance, completion homework and asking for help will be very important for the success in math.  6th Reading We have started with our reading series Journeys. Tuesday, September 30th the students will be taking their fourth test, over lesson 4, The ACES Phone.  They will answer vocabulary and comprehension questions over story. They will need to understand vocabulary strategies with word that have de- and trans-prefixes. The targeted comprehension skills that will assess will…
Thursday, 28 August 2014 18:13

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September 2014 –Ms. Farrell’s Blog Where did the summer go?  I have been busy assessing the new kindergarten students and the other students new to our school.  The number of new students this year is impressive.  After completing the assessments I will be sharing that information with your student’s classroom teacher. This year I have been assigned to teach sixth grade math and to support students in sixth and seven grade reading along with supporting students in the lower grades.  Each year bring new faces and a great opportunity to work with a multitude of learners, which I find very rewarding.  6th grade Math – my advice for success: Come to class prepared—remember what you need Do your homework!!!!! Be honest when checking your homework! Find out why you missed the problem. Seek help---I am here to help you. 6th and 7th Reading We are currently reading a novel in…
Friday, 28 March 2014 13:16

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April News Blog Today it looks like spring!!! 5th grade math Please check with child to see if their math homework is done. The homework should not take more than 20 minutes. Students who wish additional help and support can see me during their recess time Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. We will have are next test Tuesday April 1st, it be test 18. I will spend Monday reviewing for it. Students who struggle with concepts and vocabulary need to review them prior to the test. Support Reading for Kindergarten, First, and Second Currently I am keeping students in their classroom during their reading block. I am working with a group of students during their center time. My focus is to support the skills and vocabulary that your son or daughter’s classroom teacher is teaching.   3rd grade I am currently helping with spelling. It is important that students verbalize their…
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 08:47

february 2014

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      Newsletter/Blog Ms. Lori Farrell   February 2014   Wow what a winter!!   Cold and more cold.   Calendar Information Parent Teacher Conference –Monday, February 17th, Tuesday, February 18th and Thursday, February 20th End of the Second Trimester is February 21st   5th grade math Homework completion is becoming a problem, please check with child to see if their math homework is done. The homework should not take more than 20 minutes. Students who wish additional help and support can see me during their recess time Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The test is becoming more difficult and students who struggle with concepts and vocabulary need to review them prior to the test.   Support Reading for Kindergarten, First, Second, Third and Fourth grades PLEASE check with your child to see if they have any materials that I have given to them. These materials are to support the…
Thursday, 19 December 2013 15:55

december 2013

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  Merry Christmas, Thank you for taking time to read my blog during this busy time of the year. Children who struggle with reading will continue to struggle unless we give them the help and support that they need to be successful.   In the mail you have received your child’s current reading level. Your child’s classroom teacher has written a goal or goals for your child. She has shared ideas with you with things you can do at home. I too have sent home materials that will benefit your child’s growth but they need to come out of the backpack. One of simplest things you can do is to have your son or daughter reread this story several times, twice each night until the next packet comes home on Tuesday.  It will give them the fluency practice that they need and supports what they’re reading in the classroom. Practice will…
Thursday, 26 September 2013 13:23

November Newsletter 2013

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Hello Readers,   1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th students have just finished lesson 7.  Please have your son or daughter reread the story in their packets.  They also have a notebook that they need to practice the words that we talk about in the group.  They seem to enjoy the new reading series which makes it easy for them to connect my lessons with what is happening in their classroom.     5th and 6th grade reading Please ask your son or daughter what their behavior looks like in my class?  Have you seen their latest test results?? To improve anything one must first what something to change or to be different.   Has you child been reading 20 minutes daily outside of my classroom?  The Acceralated Reading Program is a part of their reading grade and the end of the trimester is November 15th.  Has your child reached their goal???    7th and 8th…
Thursday, 29 August 2013 16:57

September 2013

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Welcome back to a new school year and warm welcome to those of you who are new this year to Saint Joseph's Catholic School.          5th grade Math   This year your child will be using Saxon Math textbook.  Saxon books are unlike traditional texts in which students are taught and expected to learn an entire mathematical concept in one day. Saxon builds mastery through daily practice of skills and concepts taught in earlier lessons.       Saxon textbooks divide concepts into small, easily grasped pieces called increments.  A new increments is presented each day, and students work only a few problems each day involving the new material.  The remaining homework problems cover previously introduced concepts.  Every assignment and every test is a review of material covered up to that point, providing students with the time and opportunity to understand and remember necessary concepts.   This is where…