After all of the excitement of Catholic Schools Week, we return to a fairly normal schedule this week. We will be doing our third round of STAR testing on Wednesday and Thursday morning this week. Friday is a full day.  Next Wednesday the season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. I would like to do the “burned matches/cross” project early in Lent, so please send in the box of matches with your child if you have not done so already.


HOMEWORK (due next Monday): Students will be working on the following ixL skills: Math A 11 and D 24 and Language D 22. We are doing fluency #21, and students should be reading non-fiction selections for 20-30 minutes per night. Students should complete the Math Boxes on pages 110 and 111 by Friday.


Religion: We have discussed the first three commandments, all of which are focused upon our relationship with God. This week we begin our study of the next seven commandments, which focus upon our relationships with others.

Math: We have begun work on Unit 5, with multiplication being the main focus. We are taking timed multiplication tests in class, and I have encouraged students to practice their basic facts at home. They have a multiplication chart in their homework folders.

Reading Workshop: This week students will be preparing posters and reports on a variety of “extreme weather” topics. We continue our focus on non-fiction reading. Please initial the reading log for all reading done at home.

Writing Workshop: We continue our unit on opinion writing, adding details to our topic selections in preparation for writing.

Spelling: We are working on Unit 20; the test will be on Friday.

Vocabulary: We begin unit 10 today; the test will be next Friday.

Grammar: This week we begin Unit 4, learning all about adjectives.

Science: We will have a test on rocks and minerals (chapter 5) on Wednesday. Then on to earthquakes and volcanoes! Click here for a copy of the study sheet. SCIENCE CHAPTER 5 STUDY SHEET

Social Studies: We have finished magazine 12, so this week we will be reading about presidios and pueblos, which were built at the same time as the missions.

Thanking you for your continuing support,

Mrs. Mary Dwyer