It was wonderful having so many parents join us for Parents’ Day. It was a great start to Catholic Schools Week, which continues with Teacher Appreciation Day tomorrow, and then Student Appreciation Day on Wednesday. On that day students may wear free dress, will be treated to lunch, and will not have any homework! Thursday is Parish Appreciation Day; we have chosen to have another food drive in support of the Sacred Heart Church Food Pantry. Students will be bringing home brown bags, and we ask that you be generous in your donations. Students may place small toys and books in the bags as well. As a closing activity, the eighth graders are planning something special for Friday afternoon.


HOMEWORK (due next Monday): Students will be working on the following ixL skills: Math T 10 and T 11 and Language D 14. We are doing fluency #20 (we worked on the summary today!), and students should be reading non-fiction selections for 20-30 minutes per night.


Religion: We continue our study of the 10 Commandments.

Math: We are wrapping up work on Unit 4, and will have the test tomorrow. Math Boxes on pages 104 and 105 are to be finished by Friday.

Reading Workshop: We continue our unit on non-fiction reading.  Students will begin working on reports and posters for their assigned weather topics. Please initial the reading log for all reading done at home.

Writing Workshop: We continue our unit on opinion writing, fine-tuning our essay topic selections.

Spelling: We are working on Unit 19; the test will be on Friday.

Vocabulary: This week we finish work on Unit 9. The test will be on Thursday or Friday. Students may decide on which day they want to take the test. We will not do a practice test this week.

Grammar: We will have the Unit 3 test on verbs on Thursday. Students should access to practice for the test (lots of games on there).

Science: This week we will be discussing the three kinds of rocks and the rock cycle.

Social Studies: We continue learning about life in the missions (magazine #12). Students should be researching their chosen mission at home, gathering information and printing illustrations to put on their posters. We will not have time in the computer lab for the next two weeks, so research should be done at home.

Thanking you for your continuing support,

Mrs. Mary Dwyer