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I hope everyone had a fun break with some amazing food and family time! I'm so excited to hear about my students' Thanksgiving holiday experiences tomorrow!
 
This week:
  • 4th grade students will be reviewing their Unit 3 vocab before taking their test on Wednesday, Nov. 30th
  • 5th grade students will continue working on their Unit 2 grammar lessons 
  • In religion, my homeroom students will begin Chapter 5, and the test will be on Friday, Dec. 9th
 
Students will begin practicing for the upcoming Christmas Concert, and if this takes away from our review for both grades' upcoming tests I will try my best to push the test to the next day if it seems like most students could use the extra time. 
Happy Thanksgiving week!! I know the kids are excited for the break, and honestly you guys probably are too!
 
This week:
  • 4th grade students will be finishing up their Unit 3 pages in their vocab workbooks
  • 5th grade students will be continuing to work on their Unit 2 lessons in their grammar workbooks
  • In religion, my homeroom students will be wrapping up our Trimester 1 Catholic Identity project!
It's officially the last week of the first trimester!
 
This week:
  • 4th grade students will be beginning Unit 3 in their vocab workbooks.  
  • 5th grade students took their Unit 3 vocab tests, and will begin Unit 2 in their grammar workbooks.           
  • Though both grade levels are beginning a new unit this week, those respective assignments will be on their Trimester 2 grades, not Trimester 1.
  • In religion, my homeroom students will be working on our Catholic Identity project in "caring for our school". This is not a take-home project, but done together in class as a team.
Just two more weeks until the first trimester will be all wrapped up!
 
This week:
  • 4th grade students will be reviewing the end of Unit 1 in their grammar workbooks (lessons 5-7) until their quiz on Wednesday, Nov. 9th.
  • 5th grade students will be reviewing Unit 3 in their vocab workbooks until their test on Monday, Nov. 14th.
  • 5th grade will have their extra credit opportunity in the form of a spelling test using the vocab words from Unit 2 on Thursday, Nov. 10th.
  • My homeroom kids will have their Chapter 4 religion test this Thursday, Nov. 10th. We will be reviewing until the test.
I hope everyone had a great Halloween with the kids!
 
We had such a fun time having our Classroom Celebration yesterday for Halloween! A big thank you to our wonderful Homeroom Moms who got everything prepared and played games with the students!
 
This week:
  • 4th grade students will be going over their Unit 2 Vocab tests they took last week. They may do corrections which will be due back by Friday, Nov. 4th.
  • 4th grade will finish their Unit 1 lessons in their Grammar workbooks this week, and they will have their grammar quiz on Wednesday, Nov. 9th on lessons 5-7.
  • 5th grade students will begin Unit 3 in their Vocab workbooks. The Unit 3 Vocab test will be on Monday, Nov. 14th.
  • 5th grade students will be given an extra credit opportunity in the form of a spelling test of our Unit 2 Vocab list. The extra credit test will be given next Thursday, Nov. 10th
Thank you so much to all my parents that came in to hear me talk your ear off about your children! I also had a great time being able to meet most of you officially and put a face to your names.
 
This week:
  • 4th grade students will take their Unit 2 Vocab Test tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 25th. And 5th grade students will take their Unit 1 Grammar Test tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 25th.

  • 4th and 5th grade will work on different concepts that we have learned in class this week through different Halloween incorporated activities.

  • My homeroom students just took their Chapter 3 religion test today in class. Due to the Scholastic Fair Book Preview and Sale this week, our religion class will take a pause.

  • This Thursday, Oct. 27th, we will be doing a mild "spring cleaning" of everyone's desks, their folders, and their backpacks. Don't worry, students will not be able to throw anything out without showing me first!
Happy Parent-Teacher Conference Week!
 
This week:
  • 4th grade students will retake their Unit 1 Grammar quizzes, and continue working in our Vocab workbooks on Unit 2. Keep in mind that the Unit 2 Vocab test will be on Tuesday, Oct. 25th.

  • 5th grade students will be continuing to work in our Grammar workbooks on Unit 1. Keep in mind that the Unit 1 Grammar test will be on Tuesday, Oct. 25th.

  • My homeroom students will be finishing up chapter 3 in our religion textbooks. Our chapter 3 test will be on Monday, Oct. 24th.
 
Parent Teacher Conferences are taking place Thursday and Friday, which will be early dismissal days at 11:30 for students. Due to the short days, 4th and 5th will NOT be doing rotations, rather each teacher will keep their homerooms the entire time and students will have work from every class to complete. Thank you to every parent that has signed up. I'm excited to brag about the different skill sets I have seen in all my students so far!
I hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend!
 
This week:
  • 4th grade students will begin Unit 2 in our Vocabulary Workshop workbooks. They will take notes on definitions of the 12 vocab words from this unit in their notebooks, write down the synonyms and antonyms for each vocab word, and bring home the Unit 2 flashcards this week. We will be taking the Unit 2 Vocab Test on Tuesday, Oct. 25th.

  • 5th grade students will be working on their Unit 1 Grammar Workshop workbooks. They will be working on identifying simple subjects and predicates within different types of sentences. We will be taking the Unit 1 Grammar Test on Tuesday, Oct. 25th.

  • My homeroom students will begin chapter 3 in our Blest Are We textbooks, which focuses on the beatitudes. We will be having the Chapter 3 Religion Test on Monday, Oct. 24th
Happy Thursday everyone! 
 
4th and 5th grade teachers have just gone live with Sign Up Genius today after school for our upcoming fall conferences. Please sign up for a time slot that works best for you on Thursday October 20th and Friday October 21st. 
 
4th and 5th grade conferences will be held in the School Hall.
I hope everyone was able to enjoy the homecoming weekend! I know it was probably chaotic and fun all rolled into one and I can't wait to hear about it from the students tomorrow! I am so proud of the initiative the class took to work together to vote on our homecoming poster idea, draw it out, color, cut out the different pieces, and put it together to showcase it during the game. Please take a minute to check out the poster picture in my photo album. The kids were all so excited and wanted to take a picture with their masterpiece as well!
 
This week:
  • 4th grade students will have their Unit 1 Grammar quiz on Thursday, October 6th, going over the four types of sentences, complete subjects and predicates, and simple subjects and predicates. We have been reviewing subjects and predicates last week, and will continue to practice this week until the quiz. 
 
  • 5th grade students will be taking their Unit 2 Vocab test this Thursday, October 6th. We will be reviewing the 12 vocabulary words, their definitions and their synonyms and antonyms this week.
 
  • My homeroom students will have their Chapter 2 religion test this Friday, October 7th or next Monday, October 10th depending on how we progress with taking notes and reviewing for the test.
 
My student volunteers will be doing the Morning Prayers this week. We practiced together in class before the week ended and they did such a great job! I'm looking forward to hearing them lead our school in prayer each day!
I hope everyone is enjoying their three day weekend!
 
4th grade students took their Unit 1 Vocab test on Thursday. They will get their corrected tests back on Monday and we will go over the entire test as a class and discuss the correct answers. Students have the opportunity to do test corrections and receive back half a point for each wrong answer they fix. They will be required to turn their corrected tests by Friday, Sept. 30th. Because I want them to focus on making their corrections and turning their tests back in, there will be no homework this week.
 
This week:
  • 4th grade will focus on simple subjects and simple predicates in their Grammar Workbooks
  • 5th grade will be focusing on context clues and adages in their Vocabulary Workbooks
  • Homeroom students will discuss each of the Seven Sacraments and we will take notes on chapter 2 as a class from our religion textbooks
 
My homeroom will be doing the Morning Prayers and the Pledge of Allegiance for the first week of October. My student volunteers have a copy of the prayers for their respective day and they brought home a copy of the paper to practice with parents. Please practice their highlighted part with them as needed. We will practice together in class sometime this week as well. Thank you!
This past week my homeroom students took their Chapter 1 Religion test on Thursday and all of 5th grade took their Unit 1 Vocab test on Friday. The students did very well for their first test of the year!
 
4th grade students will take their Unit 1 Vocab Test this Thursday, Sept. 22nd. They will receive a printed out set of flashcards for Unit 1 just like 5th grade did in order to prepare for their upcoming test. 
 
A HUGE thank you to parents who donated snacks for the students! They love that they get a snack to keep them going during the mornings and students seem more engaged while working on their class activities!
 
This week:
  • 4th grade will review their Unit 1 vocab words before their test on Thursday
  • 5th grade will begin Unit 2 in their Vocab Workshop workbooks
  • Homeroom students will begin chapter 2 in our "Blest Are We" textbooks focusing on the seven Sacraments
My homeroom students are about to start their in-classroom jobs soon! We went over what kind of responsibility each job would entail. They then completed their job applications after choosing which jobs they believe they would be good at or would like to try out. It's been fun reading through the applications!
 
Last week in class, we began working in our Vocabulary Workshop workbooks. This week we will start working in our Grammar Workshop workbooks.
 
This week 4th and 5th grade will:
  • learn about punctuation and capitalization of sentences
  • learn more about synonyms and antonyms 
  • review their respective vocabulary list from this past week
Hope everyone enjoys their Labor Day Weekend!
 
Students have turned in their first writing assignment of the year on Friday and this upcoming week we will be beginning our vocabulary and grammar workbooks. The homework packets coming home will begin looking a little different for fourth and fifth grade, but the reading log will remain the same. 
 
Thank you to all the parents who have taken the time to write about your child in the "Getting to Know Your Child" Questionnaire I sent home the first week of school. I have loved reading through them to be able to get to know the kids from your point of view! 
 
This week:
  • 4th grade will be learning about 4 types of sentences and homophones 
  • 5th grade will be learning about 4 types of sentences and similes
We are officially underway! The students are all working on their first writing assignment of the year. They are choosing three people to invite to a dinner at their home. The focus of this assignment is on writing 2-3 paragraphs (5-6 sentences in each paragraph) and explaining the three people they chose and why they chose those specific people. This is not homework...however some students have asked if they could work on it at home if they wanted to, which is completely fine! 
 
We will be working on this writing assignment through the rest of this week. The work they will turn in will not only show me the writing skills they are starting with, but also will allow me to get to know them and their interests. 
School is officially back in session!
 
Hi families of St. Juliana! My name is Ms. Sabu and I just joined the fourth and fifth grade team this year. I will be teaching English and homeroom Religion. English will be focusing on writing, vocabulary and grammar. Students will also work towards SSR (sustained silent reading) to build up their reading skills.
 
All students have an assignment notebook to write down what their homework is for each class (as needed) so parents do not have to spend time trying to look up what the assignments are every day. We will begin this routine in the upcoming week so every student begins getting into the habit of writing down what they need to get done for homework daily. 
 
It has been so much fun to meet your children this past week, and I am so excited to continue to get to know them as the year continues on. I look forward to when I can meet all the parents as well!
 
If there are is anything I can help you with, please do not hesitate to email me at [email protected]