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DARE graduation this Thursday!!!:)

JANUARY 27 to 31, 2020

January is nearly over already! Wow! Our Open House is Sunday 11-12:30 (mass at 10:00 a.m.) and Tuesday 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and stayed warm and dry. Again, every week I will list what we are doing that week and the homework assignments. I will also post any important news or reminders for the week. Please make sure you check the webpage for updates. Homework should ALWAYS be written in their agendas, should we have the need to adjust an assignment they are supposed to update it on the agenda.

Middle school parent/teacher conferences. Conferences are scheduled on an as-needed basis between the parent/guardian and the teacher. Please reach out should you want a meeting and the teachers will do the same.

Science: We began our study of the Ecosystem by investigating our own (playground), most under snow, but we will repeat again in Spring and compare and contrast. This week we will continue to investigate what an ecosystem is and what types of things you find there. How do different organisms interact with one another?

Reading: We will begin next book. Our Unit this wee looks at how people adapt to difficult situations. How do we draw conclusions and asking the best questions, subject and object pronouns, and imagery and detail.

Language Arts: We will continue our study of parts of speech. We will study singular and plural possessive nouns and add subject and object pronouns. We have begun reading and researching the actual history behind NUMBER THE STARS. The students received their book report packets last week and we have begun reading and discussing the book.

Religion: We will learn how the sacrament of anointing the sick. How does Jesus heal us? Our virtue for this month is LOYALTY.

Vocabulary and Spelling: I have input the spelling and vocabulary words into Quizlet. You may do any of the activities to help with studying on Quizlet and we will do some Quizlet Live

activities in school.

Vocabulary:

blunders: silly mistakes

civilization: the ways of living of a people or nation

complex: hard to understand or complicated

envy: a feeling of discontent, dislike, or desire because another person has what you want

fleeing: getting away by running, or running away

inspired: influenced or filled with a thought or feeling

rustling: making or causing to make a light, soft sound of things rubbing together

strategy: the skillful planning and management of anything

Spelling: Words from many cultures: khaki, hula, banana, ballet, waltz, tomato, vanilla, canyon, yogurt, banquet macaroni, polka, cobra, koala, barbeque, safari, buffet, stampede, karate, kiosk,

Challenge: papaya, artichoke, sauerkraut, succotash, tsunami

Click on the subject to the left to see homework assignments.

MORNING WORK:

Mon. Writing Our Faith page 28

Tues. Journal: What did DARE teach me? How is it related to my religious beliefs?

Wed. espark Reading

Thurs.IXL

Fri. Finish all missing work.

REMINDERS!!!!!!

Tuesday: Spelling pre-test; Peter Pan rehearsal 2:15 to 4:15, Open House 6-7:30

Wednesday: Extra help 2:15 to 3:00

Thursday: Religion test

Friday: Reading test, Spelling test Peter Pan rehearsal 2:15 to 3:30

DARE GRADUATION Thursday January 30, 2020 8:30 a.m.

**Please continue to read nightly.

Thank you.

As always, the agenda is the first place to check for homework assignments and then the portal. If you have any questions, both parent, and student, please do not hesitate to email me.

Best and God Bless,

Mrs. Mulligan

Thank you!

Our class for The Scholastic Book Club is CLASS CODE QMRBJ

8This website is a helpful tool but the unexpected happens, discussions run long, assemblies crop up, snow days happen, something unexpected happens in my life and I am unable to post daily lessons and homework, so please have students rely on her/his agenda book as the definitive on homework.