Learning goals for September 10 – 21, 2012
September’s SLE: A St. Louise Student is a well-balanced individual
who recognizes, shares, and honors the gifts of others and oneself.
Religion: After reviewing the values and culture, stressing our duties
structure of the Bible and sharing some and rights as citizens. We will memorize
of our favorite stories and quotes, we the preamble to the US Constitution, the
will begin Unit One in our religion book, law of the land.
The Sacraments: God’s Gifts of Life.
We will look at places in nature where Reading: We will read the story,
we meet God in creation and will Earthquake Terror, set on the San
overview the seven sacraments which Andreas fault in California in our first
fill us with divine life and love. theme, Nature’s Fury.
Math: Using our brand new book and Spelling: Reviewing short vowel
its online components (which are based spelling. Please quiz your children on
on the new Common Core standards) we their basic and challenge words for our
will cover Topic One in the next two tests on Fridays. Words are in the
weeks: place value from billions to practice books and there are weekly
thousandths. We will compare, order, assignments.
read aloud and write all numbers in
standard form, expanded form and word Science: Learning the basics of the
form. Spelling, decimal points and scientific method and gearing up for the
commas “count!” You will learn more first unit on chemistry. Look for some
about our 5th grade math program at fun and curious substances to be coming
curriculum night. We think it rocks! home soon!
English: Great job on the drafts of the Notes and Dates:
three-paragraph essay about the All Month: Collect pledges and
students’ passions, goals and feelings donations for the walkathon! See
about 5th grade. We worked on packet in your child’s backpack.
introductions and conclusions today and Monday, Sept, 10: Milk
polished the drafts. They are due with begins!
revisions on Monday. During the next Thursday, September 13th:
weeks we will begin our grammar work Beginning Band Assembly for 5th
with writing and identifying types of Graders. You received a previous
sentences, and the subject/predicate email about band. It is a great
parts. learning and performance
Social Studies: We begin our switch Curriculum Night: Can’t wait to
for Science with Mr. Fuerte and Social meet with all of you parents in
Studies with Mrs. Talevich on Monday. our lovely new room which
We begin our study of the early history many of you saw on Passport
of the US with a look at our country’s Day . I will have a little
presentation and you can bring
all of your questions about 5th
grade! Please, please, come! But
if you cannot, drop by the room
to pick up your curriculum night
packet after Thursday.
Friday, September 14: No
school for students; school for
Thursday, September 20: Meet
with buddies to create Venn
Diagrams of Buddy-hood.
NPH: Reserve the evening of
October 23rd as a night that your
child has an opportunity to serve
the SL community by helping out
at a fundraiser for the Nuestros
Pequenos Hermanos orphanages.
I will have more information on
curriculum night and in the early
weeks of October.
God bless your families. Life is busy and
full! The students have been great souls
in the heat, doing their best to stay
focused learn routines, getting back into
the swing of school.
I am proud of the 5A community that we
are building. Your children are truly
recognizing, sharing and honoring the
gifts of others and themselves. (SLE 3.6)
Mrs. Mary T.
Name: #: Date:
Please answer in complete sentences and be very specific with examples!
How was the first week of school for you?
My favorite assignment or something that I am most proud of so far:
What is your plan this year to ALWAYS come to school on time and prepared for the day
with homework complete, lunch in your backpack, and everything else you need:
Tell me about a place where you really feel close to God:
Anything else you want to tell me?
I have had my planner signed, packed up and had this signed. OH YES
I have talked to my family about the creative work we’ve done in this short week. (Don’t
worry, the pace and the academics will pick up! We need to build a community and learn
Student signature: _______________
Return by Tuesday