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I’m Mrs. Sharon Shute and this is my 15th year here at St. Joseph School! I am thrilled to be your child’s teacher this year and so excited to be leading them on their journey of wonder and wisdom. A bit of background about myself- I have been an early childhood educator for 32 years beginning as a preschool teacher in Chicago. My love of children grew and so did my education! I began teaching Montessori preschool and then went to school and earned an Early Childhood Degree from Kendall College (then in Evanston)with a minor in Psychology. I have been very fortunate to teach in two Catholic schools in Chicago before coming to St. Joe's. I have brought the spirit of my Chicago experiences to this vibrant, thriving, and flourishing school and I am eternally grateful for the opportunity of working at such a wonderful school. I have been nominated for The Golden Apple Award from my work here at St. Joe's and at St. Stanislaus in Chicago.
 
After teaching 1st Grade for 20 years, I have decided to try a new grade... and I am over the moon thrilled! Lots of new things this year: Chromebooks, Media class with Mrs. Hoglund and Spanish class with Mrs. Guitierrez, and team building activities every Friday. So excited to journey into Third Grade with such caring and kind parents and students. Thank you for letting your child be a part of our school family.
 
Please feel free to email me through the website or at [email protected]. Also, feel free to contact me regarding any questions or concerns that arise throughout the school year. 
 
This school year, our class will consist of: Reading, Math, Language Arts, Religion, Social Studies, and Science. I will be teaching Social Studies to both 3rd grade classes. Miss Kaitson will be teaching Science to both classes. We switch three times a week. 
 
I feel so blessed to be piloting have flex seating in my third grade class this year. Thanks to a wonderful parent for donating all our flex furniture and making this new venture possible. 
 
I feel so honored and blessed to be a part of your child's journey this year! 
Most Sincerely,
Mrs. Sharon Shute
 
November 17, 2022
As the weather begins to get colder, please make sure your child as all the essentials for winter recess; hat, gloves/ mittens, scarf (if necessary) and a snowsuit if applicable.
Thanks for your cooperation!
With Gratitude,
Mrs. Shute
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are going peanut free in the classroom. Please read for snack: Thanks!

Our aim is to provide a safe learning environment for all people in our school Community. To support this, SJCS is designating your child’s classroom as “nut-free”. This policy aims to increase our community awareness in order to minimize the risk for children with documented allergies to nut products. Our school has developed and will maintain a whole-school action and implementation plan when dealing with students who have critically life-threatening allergies.  


WHY? Anaphylaxis is a severe form of allergic reaction which is potentially life-threatening. It can be fatal within minutes; either through swelling that shuts off airways or through a dramatic drop in blood pressure. There are many causative agents for anaphylaxis with nuts often being the precipitative factor.  Anaphylaxis is preventable.  Avoidance of specific triggers is by far the best option. Management is via immediate injection of epinephrine and emergency transport to the hospital. 


Allergy to peanuts appears to be on the rise in children. According to a FARE-funded study, the number of children in the U.S. with peanut allergy more than tripled between 1997 and 2008. Studies in the United Kingdom and Canada also showed a high prevalence of peanut allergy in school children.  

Based on recent studies, an estimated 25-40 percent of people who have peanut allergy are also allergic to tree nuts. In addition, peanuts and tree nuts often come into contact with one another during manufacturing and serving processes. For these reasons, allergists usually tell their patients with peanut allergy to avoid tree nuts as well.  


Trace amounts of peanut can cause an allergic reaction. Casual contact with peanuts, such as touching peanuts or peanut butter residue, is less likely to trigger a severe reaction. Casual contact becomes a concern if the area that comes into contact with peanuts then comes into contact with the eyes, nose or mouth (for example, a child with peanut allergy gets peanut butter on her fingers, and then rubs her eyes).  


What does this mean for me?  

  • Your child’s classroom will remain a “peanut/nut-free zone.”  Please do not send in any food items to be consumed in the classroom that contains peanuts, nuts, peanut butter, nut butters, or peanut products. 
    • This includes almonds, filberts, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nut, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts.
    • Read labels carefully to make sure the products are nut free.  
    • This includes labels that read “May contain traces of peanuts/nuts” or “processed in a facility that processes products that contain peanuts/nuts.”  Food labels and ingredients change over time, so always read the label each time before purchasing snacks. 
    • NO HOMEMADE TREATS MAY BE BROUGHT INTO THE CLASSROOM. All treats/snacks brought to the classroom must have an ingredient label.

  • A peanut free table will be designated in the lunch room for all students with peanut/nut allergies.  
  • Peanut butter and peanut/nut products may be packed in your child’s lunch, but CANNOT be eaten in the classroom, or at the peanut/nut free lunch table.  

Thank you for your continued support with keeping our students safe.

Mrs. Wegener        

 

Week at a Glance: August 29-September 2, 2022

Third Grade highlights of the week:

  • Reading- Begin our reading unit with a traditional tale
  • Spelling- Check out the spelling words below to prepare for Friday’s test.
  • Begin all special this week!
  • Chromebooks distributed on Monday-
  • Science- We will switch classes for Science this week w/ Ms. Kaitson! 
  • Social Studies- Preview the Social Studies book
  • Religion- Mass on Tuesday at 8:30

Spelling Words for the week:

Basket,subject, lesson, traffic, mustard, compact, absent, cosmic, disgust, fantastic

Developmental Vocabulary: fierce, baring, flexing, crouching, swipe

Unit Academic Vocabulary: competition, solve, custom, occasion, organization

HIgh-Frequency Words: table, north-


Reading: Question of the Unit- How does our environment affect us?

Weekly Question: How do people travel in different environments?

Learning Goals for the Week:

  1. I can learn more about traditional tales and analyze plot and setting in a traditional tale.
  2. I can develop knowledge about language to make connections between reading and writing.
  3. I can use elements of text to write a personal narrative.
  4. Describe how the author’s use of imagery, literal, and figurative language such as simile, and sound devices such as onomatopoeia, achieves specific purposes.
  5. Use text evidence to support appropriate responses.
  6. Analyze plot elements, including sequence of events, the conflict, and the resolution.

Word Study:

  1. Demonstrate and apply phonetic knowledge by decoding words using knowledge of syllable division patterns such as VCCV, VCV, VCCCV with accent shifts.
  2. Words Their Way Phonics test will be administered this week- after testing, students will be put into small groups and work on word sorts to build up phonological awareness.

Daily Writing with creative journals and writing workshop with reading book-


Math: Chapter 1 Place Value

Developmental Language: digit, standard form, expanded form, place value, word form, is equal to, is greater than, is less than, 

Monday- Lesson 1- Place Value through the thousands- Students will read, write, and identify the place value of whole numbers through thousands.

Tuesday- Lesson 2- Compare Numbers-Students will use place value to compare numbers

Wednesday- Lesson 3- Order Numbers- Students will use a number line and place value to order numbers through thousands.

Thursday- Lesson 4- Check My Progress thus far in Chapter 1; Round to the nearest ten- Students will round to the nearest ten.

Homework for math will be done in class unless time doesn’t allow- 

Friday will be math centers with activities to review and reinforce skills learned this week.


Social Studies: Look through Social Studies book- Preview what we’ll be learning about this year. Our first Chapter matches our reading books’s first chapter- The Environment

Learning Objectives:

  1. Use prior knowledge to gain understanding.
  2. Make meaning to personal experiences.
  3. Establish meaning.

Big question: How do we interact with our planet? Quest 1 Explore a National Park with a small group research project.

Next week- we will switch twice a week for science and social studies. This week we will switch once so students can feel comfortable switching classrooms.


Religion: Here is the link for this week’s video

Unit 1 Focuses on God as our Creator and Father

Saint: Saint Ignatious of Loyola

Session 1- Created to Be Happy- God wants us to know him.

---God is reflected in all of creation. God created the world as the beginning of the story of his pure and holy love. Everything has come from and returns to God. We learn about the true nature of God by reading the Bible. We love God above all things.

Daily prayers, devotions, intentions, and songs.

-Mass on Tuesday at 8:30-




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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Week at a Glance: November 21-22, 2022

Week at a Glance: November 21-22, 2022

Highlights of the Week:

  • Monday- Art in the Box at in the morning-
  • Tuesday- All School Mass at 8:30
  • Monday and Tuesday- Complete presentations of cereal box book reports

Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies;

These two days will be filled with information on The First Thanksgiving. Students will learn about the first Thanksgiving- fact vs. fiction- Including stories about:

  • When was the First Thanksgiving?
  • Who was at the First Thanksgiving?
  • What did they eat at the celebration?
  • What is the Mayflower?
  • Why did the Pilgrims leave England?
  • Who is Squanto?

Students will also compare and contrast the Pilgrims and the Natives:

  • Clothes, housing, food, school, chores

Students will also read short stories about Thanksgiving and sort main idea and details-

Students will work in groups to research and use textual evidence to support their work.

Grammar:

Students will sort Thanksgiving themed words for nouns, verbs, adjectives-

Writing: Students will write about what they are thankful for-

Turkey Persuasive Writing activity-Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving--

Don't Eat Me Farmer Mac Nugget! We’ll read Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving- 

Students will write a letter to the farmer, trying to convince him to eat something else for Thanksgiving. 

Math:

  • Crack the code adding multi-digit math game with small groups-
  • East multiplication-Kahoot
  • Multi-digit addition with turkey addition problems

Religion:

Religion: Begin Unit 2 Session 6- Jesus’ Good News- Jesus the Son teaches us about the Kingdom of God the Father through parables.

Jesus tells parables through which he reveals the Kingdom of God to us. In the parables of the mustard seed and the yeast, Jesus the Son compares the kingdom to tiny things that become large manifestations of God the Father’s love. He teaches us to serve the kingdom by showing our love of God, our neighbors, and ourselves through acts of kindness.

Here is the link for 

Here is the link for Session interactive questions/ Daily prayers, songs, and devotions


Also, our class has filled the noodle jar and we’ll try to squeeze in a movie from Disney Plus to celebrate!


There will be no h/w this week- I am so thankful for all the hard work the kids do all week and all the wonderful discussions we have so I am hopeful our third graders will have time to enjoy this Thanksgiving week!




Homework for today- 11/17/22

Homework for 11/17/22
No Math- Spelling w/ colors- Please have your child choose spelling words to write by the colors and numbers. Roll a die and write the word and use the designated color the crayon.
--- SeeSaw h/w- 2 activities The first activity is about contractions. The 2nd activity is typing ways of being kind on the kindness donut.
 
Tomorrow is our field trip! Please have your child wear their uniform for the trip. They are predicting very cold temps so please ensure your child wears a warm coat. Thanks for your help with this. Students will eat lunch in the classroom upon return, and we'll present the cereal box reports (which look great) afterwards. 
 
Monday is 3rd and 4th dress down for awesome participation in the food drive today. Much thanks for your contributions!
 
With Much Gratitude,
Mrs. Sharon Shute

Homework for Wednesday, 11/16/22

Homework for Wednesday, 11/16/22
Some kids have Math h/w- Lesson 1 Chapter 5 Division- The class were in 2 groups- one group finished and one group will finish at home.
 
Spelling- Write spelling words in circles to help practice for Friday's test.
2 SeeSaws- Most students finished in class- if not please complete for h/w.
I deleted older SeeSaw activities so we can start fresh for the 2nd Trimester.
 
We had a Risk Watch presentation on safety in the home-  examples- choking, food poisoning, how to be safe at home. Also, Ms. Han visited us today and chatted about friendship.
 
Thanks for everything!
Have a lovely evening,
Mrs. Shute

Homework for Tuesday, 11/15/22

Homework for Tuesday, 11/15/22
No Math h/w tonight-
Spelling sentences tonight to practice for Friday's spelling test-
SeeSaws- beginning this trimester, each student needs to complete the 2 assigned SeeSaws for homework-
 
Thanks for the cereal box reports- more are coming in- 
Have a wonderful snowy evening!
With Gratitude,
Mrs. Shute

Homework for Monday, 11/14/22

Homework for 11/14/22
Math practice test- tomorrow is the chapter assessment and IReady practice time-
Spelling- Write spelling contractions three times-
 
Also, Mrs. Hoglund would like everyone to bring back their library books- Classic Starts books- for Thursday's assignment. Feel free to send them in sooner. Thanks!
 
Just a few friendly reminders:
--- Cereal boxe book reports due no later than Thursday- thanks for all of you who sent them back earlier- they look fabulous!
--- If interested- Scholastic book orders due Wednesday.
---Thursday is food pantry collection day- thanks for any donations!
 
Have a lovely day!
With Gratitude,
Mrs. Shute

Week at a Glance: November 14-18, 2022

Week at a Glance: November 14-18, 2022

Highlights of the Week:

    • Monday- Spanish, Music, and Media- please bring charged Chromebooks-thanks!
    • Tuesday- Math test on multiplication- 8:30 Mass
    • Wednesday- Risk Watch Presentation- Food Poisoning
      • Ms. Han visits the class for her monthly class chat.
      • Scholastic Book Orders due- their will be another order for December if you are thinking of books for Christmas-
    • Thursday- Food Pantry collection- our grade is asked to bring in canned tuna
  • Last day to turn in cereal box book report- thanks!
  • Friday- Field Trip to the Marriott Lincolnshire- Students will present their cereal box book reports after the trip.

Spelling Words:

I’ve, let’s, can’t, aren’t, didn’t, won’t, couldn’t, wouldn’t, you’ve, doesn’t

Bonus words: would’ve, should’ve, o’clock

Vocabulary Words: interdependence, camouflage, adaptations, food chain, biodiversity-

High Frequency Words: contain, front,

Unit Vocabulary Words: prefer, features, investigate, associate, avoid

Spelling City link to practice spelling words here


Reading: Unit 2- Week 5- Why is it important for animals and plants to depend on each other? Here is the main selection we'll read on Tuesday.

Learning Goals:

  • I can explain more about informational texts and explain the author’s purpose in an informational text.
  • I can develop knowledge about language to make connections between reading and writing.
  • I can use elements of an informational text to write a how-to-article.

Objectives:

  • Make connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts and society.
  • Interact with sources in meaningful ways such as: note taking, annotating, freewriting, or illustrating.
  • Observe and describe the physical characteristics of environments and how they support populations and communities within an ecosystem.
  • Identify informational text, develop vocabulary, explain author’s purpose, visualizing, word study and compare texts.
  • Generate questions about text before, during, and after reading to deepen understanding, and gain information.
  • Make inferences and use evidence to support understanding.
  • Use text evidence to support appropriate responses.
  • Use glossaries (online version here)  to clarify the precise meaning of words.
  • Decode abbreviations, compound words, and contractions.
  • Describe how the author’s use of imagery, literal, and figurative language such as simile, and sound devices such as onomatopoeia, achieves specific purposes.

Writing: 

  • Daily entries in November creative journal
  • Daily entries in notebooks from November prompts
  • Spelling menu activities for November

Students will:

  • Practice writing legibly in cursive,
  • Edit complete sentences for subject-verb agreement
  • Write a how-to-article in response to a writing prompt.

Math: Complete multiplication chapter and begin division-

Monday: Practice math assessment of Chapter 4- Multiplication

Tuesday- Chapter 5 assessment

Wednesday- Chapter 6- Begin Division chapter: 

Vocabulary words for Chapter 6: divide, dividend, fact family, division sentence, partition, inverse operations, quotient, 

Mathematical practices:

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving problems
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning.
  • Model with mathematics
  • Attend to precision

Wednesday- Lesson 1- Hands on- Model Division/ Students will explore two meanings of division.

Thursday- Lesson 2- Division as equal sharing/ Students will model division as equal sharing.

Daily mental math and math independent work and when possible, math groups-. 


Religion: Begin Unit 2 Session 6- Jesus’ Good News- Jesus the Son teaches us about the Kingdom of God the Father through parables.

Jesus tells parables through which he reveals the Kingdom of God to us. In the parables of the mustard seed and the yeast, Jesus the Son compares the kingdom to tiny things that become large manifestations of God the Father’s love. He teaches us to serve the kingdom by showing our love of God, our neighbors, and ourselves through acts of kindness.

Here is the link for 

Here is the link for Session interactive questions/ Daily prayers, songs, and devotions


Social Studies:

Room 14- Room 14 is working on persuasive writing and producing a commercial, based on an advertisement, to show persuasion as it relates to social studies- facts vs. fiction on stories read.

Room 13- Students will complete brochures for National Park within their groups, create their poster and present to the other class. 

Both classes will begin to learn about the First Thanksgiving

Homework for Thursday,11/10/22

Homework for Thursday, 11/11/22
 
Math sheet (front and back) to prepare for next Tuesday's test on Multiplication.
Spelling Words- ABC order sheet to practice for tomorrow's spelling test.
 
Also, tomorrow we celebrate our heroes for Veteran's Day with a special service in the Church at 12:30
 
Have a wonderful day, 
With Much Gratitude,
Mrs. Shute

Homework for Wednesday, 11/ 10/22

Homework for Wednesday, 11/10/22
 
Spelling words practice day- Follow the directions on the pencil/ paperclip worksheet and use the spelling words to pratice.
 
Today was another great day! We viewed the commercials our school family created yesterday- lots of fun learing about persuasive writing.
Anthony asked if we could do this again on Friday and the whole class said YES! Love it
Have a lovely afternoon,
With Much Gratitude,
Mrs. Shute
 
 

Monday's Homework- 11/7/22

Hello Everyone!
Great job Jack with the morning prayer today! Since we have many students absent- I will choose a student who is here at school and practice the prayer in the morning.
 
Today's HW:
Spelling words- practice writing spelling words three times. Please keep the list  handy for daily practice.
SEESAW- One math activity with arrays for multiplication and one for language arts involving prepositions.
Also: some kids have concerns about the Cereal Box book report due 11/16- Please contact me w/ any questions you might have. If you need an additonal explanatory sheet, let me know.
 
Thanks so much and enjoy the day!
With Gratitude,
Mrs. Shute

Week at a Glance: November 7-11, 2022

Week at a Glance: November 7-11, 2022

Highlights of the Week:

  • Monday- No bus service- Spanish, Music, and Media day- Come with a charged laptop
  • Tuesday- No Mass today- Gym day
  • Wednesday- Art day
  • Thursday- Library Day
  • Friday- Veteran’s Day Service- 12:30 at Church

**Coming Up- Cereal box book report project due Wednesday, Nov. 16 and Field trip 11/18

Spelling Words:

Dispute, expose, mistake, compete, translate, include, explode, despite, subscribe, reptile-

Vocabulary Words to know this week:

Habitat, solitary, multiplied, eliminated, reintroduced-

Unit Vocabulary Words:

Prefer, investigate, associate, avoid-


Language Arts: Unit 2 Week 4; Weekly Question- How does reintroduction of a species affect plants and animals in a habitat?

Learning Goals-

  • I can learn more about themes concerning interactions by analyzing the text structure of persuasive texts.
  • I can develop knowledge about language to make connections between reading and writing.
  • I can use elements of an informational text to write a how-to-article.

Objectives:

  • Interact with sources in meaningful ways such as note taking, annotating, freewriting, or illustrations.
  • The student knows and can describe patterns, cycles, systems, and relationships within the environments.
  • Teach syllable patterns- demonstrate and apply phonetic knowledge by decoding multisyllabic words with closed syllables; open syllables; VCe syllables; vowel teams, including digraphs and diphthongs; r-controlled; and final stable syllables.
  • Discuss how the author's use of language contributes to voice.
  • Revisit compound words
  • Write a response to a literary or informational text that demonstrates an understanding of a text.
  • Use text evidence to support an appropriate response.

Math:  Continuation of Multiplication-

Vocabulary Math Words: array, Commutative Property of Multiplication, equal groups, factors, multiplication, multiplication sentence, multiply, product, repeated addition, combination, tree diagram, 

Mathematical Practices:

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  • Model with mathematics.
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
  • Look for and make use of structure.
  • Attend to precision.
  • Use appropriate tools strategically.

Monday- Lesson 4- Arrays and Multiplication- Students will use arrays to multiply-

Tuesday- Check My Progress- practice vocabulary math words-Lesson 5- Students will use a make a table strategy to solve problems.- Problem solving investigation-

Wednesday- Lesson 6- Students will use multiplication to find the total number of combinations that can be made when given two groups of objects.- Use multiplication to find combinations.

Thursday- Lesson 7- Chapter 4 Review and Reflect

Also: Daily mental math questions, Kahoot/ Blooket activities throughout the week- where time allows.


Religion: From last week as we didn’t get to this session due to the shortened week and student absences.

Ordinary Time is a time to grow and be grateful that we belong to our Church community-

We celebrate Ordinary Time on the Sundays between the Christmas season and Lent and from Pentecost to the First Sunday of Advent. There may be 33 or 34 Sundays in Ordinary Time. There are the Sundays in which the Church reflects on Jesus’ life. During this time, we celebrate Jesus’ presence in our lives, receiving him in the Eucharist. We live our commitment to Christ through the community of the Church as a sign of Christ’s presence in the world. During other seasons, we anticipate and celebrate the central aspects of the Paschal Mystery- the birth, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ. During Ordinary Time, we celebrate Jesus’ life and our life in the Church. The Mass is the center and the source of that life.

*** Tuesday- All School Mass at 8:30 to celebrate All Saints Day-

Session 5 Outcomes:

  • Discuss how we grow in God’s love in Ordinary Time.
  • Explain that in Ordinary Time, we are grateful to belong to our Church Community.
  • Discuss how we grow in community by being Chirst to the world.
  • Define community and missal

Daily songs, prayers, and devotion- 

Also- we will begin discussing gratitude and organize activities involving reflection on gratitude.


Social Studies:

Good news- Room 14 presented their National Parks posters to my class last Thursday.

They did a terrific job! So proud of them! They represented their National Parks very well- they knew interesting facts about their park and did a fabulous job teaching my class new things about their park. This week, we will discuss how the presentations went and begin discussing Thanksgiving- fact and fiction. 

Room 13- Last Friday we worked on researching our National Parks in small groups. We will continue researching and filling out the brochure and creating posters for their National Parks.

Homework for Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Homework for 11/2/22
Spelling sentences homework- and SeeSaw- please encourage your child to do their SeeSaw assignments for extra help with arrays for multiplication.
 
Cereal box information in your child's folder- they are very excited!
 
Tomorrow is reading and spelling test. We'll do a practice run for the spelling test ahead of time.
 
Have a wonderful day!
With Gratitude,
Mrs. Shute

Homework for November 1, 2022

Homework for Tuesday, 11/1/22
Spelling practice tonight- no math h/w- 
Most students are completed w/ the math portion of the IReady growth monitoring. We'll finish up reading tomorrow.
 
In math, multiplication is going swimmingly well so that is awesome!
November 3 is the last day to turn in Field trip form and money. Thanks to all that turned the form in!
 
Lastly, THANKS SO MUCH to Mrs. Blake, Mrs. Schiff- our wonderful room moms for planning such a fun (an eventful) Halloween party! We all had a swell time. Thanks for all the donations and big thanks to our party volunteers- Mrs. Forlenza, Mrs. Riley, and Mrs. Blake!
 
Have a lovely evening!
With Gratitude,
Mrs. Shute

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone!
No homework today! Enjoy trick or treating tonight!
We will continue the Halloween theme tomorrow with some creative writing projects we did't get to today.
All Saint's Mass tomorrow at 8:30- 
We will NOT switch for Science tomorrow due to the shortened week and lots of math and reading. Excited to begin multiplication!
 
Have a wonderful evening,
With Gratitude,
Mrs. Sharon Shute

Week at a Glance: October 31- November 4, 2022

Week at a Glance: October 31-Nov 3, 2022

Highlights of the Week:

Monday- Halloween party from 9-10:00

Tuesday- All Saints Day Mass 8:30

Wednesday- First book report information goes home today! Cereal box book report for November-

Thursday- Library Day- Please send library books back to school.

Friday- No School for students- Teacher Inservice-


Spelling Words- popcorn, football, moonlight, eyesight, airport, haircut, fireworks, outside, playground, rattlesnake; Bonus words: courthouse, thumbtack, teammate-

Vocabulary words for the week: depended, well-being, population, available, balance

Unit vocabulary words: investigate, prefer, associate, avoid, features-

  • Daily work on spelling words on dry erase boards
  • Work with spelling and vocabulary words in daily reading book
  • M-Thursday (Wednesday this week) homework w/ spelling words

Language Arts: Unit 2 Week 3- Realistic Fiction (genre focus) Weekly Question- How can a chain affect plants and animals?

Objectives/goals:

  • I can learn more about themes concerning interactions by analyzing illustrations in realistic fiction.
  • I can develop knowledge about language to make connections between reading and writing.
  • I can use elements of an informational text to write a how-to-article.
  • Interact with sources in meaningful ways, such as: note taking, annotating, freewriting, and illustrating.
  • Identify and describe the flow of energy in a food chain and predict how changes in a food chain affect the ecosystem such as removal of frogs from ponds or bees from a field.
  • Read a story about consumers and producers.
  • Use print or digital resources to determine meaning, syllabication, and pronunciation.
  • Use context within and beyond a sentence to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and multiple meaning words.
  • Decode compound words, contractions, and abbreviations.
  • Generate questions about text before, during, and after reading to deepen understanding and gain information.
  • Make correct, or confirm predictions using text features, characteristics of genre, and structure.
  • Make connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts, and society.

Math: Begin Chapter 4 Multiplication

Objectives:

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  • Model with mathematics.
  • Use appropriate tools strategically.

New Vocabulary: equal groups, multiplication, multiplication sentence, multiply, factors, product, Commutative Property of Multiplication, 

Monday- Lesson 1- What does multiplication mean? Students use models to explore the meaning of multiplication- 

Tuesday-Lesson 2-  Multiplication as repeated addition- Students will relate multiplication and addition.

Wednesday- Lesson 3- Students will use arrays to explore and model multiplication.- Multiplication with arrays-

Thursday- Reflect on learned lessons with multiplication and extra practice with SeeSaw activities and Kahoot.

No school Friday-


Religion: Session 5- Ordinary Time:

Ordinary Time is a time to grow and be grateful that we belong to our Church community-

We celebrate Ordinary Time on the Sundays between the Christmas season and Lent and from Pentecost to the First Sunday of Advent. There may be 33 or 34 Sundays in Ordinary Time. There are the Sundays in which the Church reflects on Jesus’ life. During this time, we celebrate Jesus’ presence in our lives, receiving him in the Eucharist. We live our commitment to Christ through the community of the Church as a sign of Christ’s presence in the world. During other seasons, we anticipate and celebrate the central aspects of the Paschal Mystery- the birth, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ. During Ordinary Time, we celebrate Jesus’ life and our life in the Church. The Mass is the center and the source of that life.

*** Tuesday- All School Mass at 8:30 to celebrate All Saints Day-

Session 5 Outcomes:

  • Discuss how we grow in God’s love in Ordinary Time.
  • Explain that in Ordinary Time, we are grateful to belong to our Church Community.
  • Discuss how we grow in community by being Chirst to the world.
  • Define community and missal

Daily songs, prayers, and devotion- 


Social Studies: National Parks-

We only met once next week due to my absence recently and Miss Kaitson’s absence last week, we fell behind on our project. Hopefully, this week we get back on the National Park track. 

Room 14- Finish brochures and complete National Park’s poster in invite class for our tourism center.

Room 13- Our class will finish brochures and next week complete posters on their group’s National Park.