Week of Nov 29: Lesson Plans

HIGHLIGHTS


HERE COMES SANTA

  • Santa was sent home last week to be given a new look.  All Santas are due Wednesday, December 1.

BOOK REPORT DAY – Tuesday

TESTS

  • THURSDAY: Spelling

MONDAY 11/29/21

  • MATH
    • I can understand the meaning of division.   p. 245-248  Assignment p. 249-250
  • SCIENCE
    • I can continue to work on the spider project to finalize all sentences, type them up, cut them out and get them ready to go into the spider booklet.
  • RELIGION
    • I can understand that my name is special to me.  Teacher directed with project.
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Read stories “How Fire Got to the People”
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Idiom of the Week: on the fence
    • Word of the Day: united
    • Pronouns: I can identify pronouns in a sentence.
    • HOMEWORK: Complete Chapters 16 and 17 of Charlotte’s Web packet
    • Charlotte’s Web: I can use  a $5.00 budget to purchase items at the county fair.
    • Spelling Words (ch, tch): 5 times each along with a sentence
      1. fetch
      2. stretch
      3. roach
      4. each
      5. peach
      6. screech
      7. snatch
      8. hatch
      9. branch
      10. clutch
      11. trench
      12. cinch
      13. ouch
      14. couch
      15. stretcher
      16. switching
      17. launch
      18. slouch

TUESDAY 11/30/21

  • MATH
    • I can understand division as equal sharing.  p. 251-254  Assignment p. 255-260
  • SCIENCE
    • I can continue to work on the spider project to finalize all sentences, type them up, cut them out and get them ready to go into the spider booklet.
  • RELIGION
    • I can tell ways to live my faith by following Jesus’ example.  p. 34-35 Discussion
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Pass out booklets for new unit on Native Americans
      • Read first section
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: vast
    • BOOK REPORT DAY: Bring your book to school

WEDNESDAY 12/1/21

  • MATH
    • I can relate division to subtraction.  p. 257-260  Assignment p. 261-262
  • SCIENCE
    • I can continue to work on the spider project to finalize all sentences, type them up, cut them out and get them ready to go into the spider booklet.
  • RELIGION
    • The Gospel with Sr. Theresa or Mrs. Buchanan
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive practice and prepare for spelling tests
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day:  determined
    • Library Day for 3A
    • Charlotte’s Web: Write a story.

THURSDAY 12/2/21

  • MATH
    • I can relate division and multiplication by applying math vocabulary.  Mr. Clarke to teach the lesson.  p. 265-268  Assignment 269-270
  • SCIENCE
    • I can finalize my spider project with sentences and pictures all glued into the Spider Booklet.
  • RELIGION
    • I can look at the 2021-2022 Liturgical Calendar and understand the way it is sectioned off with the various colors and what each color means.
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: accomplishments
    • Spelling test
    • Charlotte’s Web: I can write a letter properly.

FRIDAY 12/3/21

  • MATH
    • I can think of division as an inverse operation to multiplication.  p. 271-274  No Assignment.
  • RELIGION
    • I can read the next block of the Pyramid of Success in Inch and Miles: Loyalty p. 25.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Library
    • Spanish
    • Catch up on Charlotte’s Web

The Christmas Adopt-a-Family Drive runs through December 6th

ADOPT-A-FAMILY CHRISTMAS DRIVE 2021
You can make Christmas special for a family or individual in need! Join the SPA community in supporting the Saint Joseph Center “Share the Season” event by sponsoring a family this Christmas.
There are families of all sizes to sponsor; consider co-sponsoring a large family with a friend.
All details and sign up opportunities provided via button click below.
All gift cards must be turned into the church or school office by Monday December 6th!
Thank you for your support of this important program 

Week of Nov 22: Lesson Plans

HIGHLIGHTS


MASS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

  • Thank you for coming to the conferences with your student(s).  If there is anything we can do to help you in any way, please don’t hesitate to ask.  We are here to make your child a success in every waY.

NEW CHRISTMAS PROJECT COMING HOME FOR THE THIRD GRADE FAMILIES THIS WEEK.  ENJOY!  

HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.  

DON’T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR DRESSED TURKEY HOME ON YOUR LAST DAY.


MONDAY 11/23/21

  • MATH
    • I can apply base-ten methods to do addition and subtraction.  Coach Josh to do this session.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can continue to work on the spider project to finalize all sentences, type them up, cut them out and get them ready to go into the spider booklet.
  • RELIGION
    • I can make a THANKSGIVING CARD for our Thanksgiving table.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Idiom of the Week:  up to your ears
    • Word of the Day: pledge
    • No spelling words this week
    • Vocabulary practice
    • Charlotte’s Web “Chapter 17”
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Introduce new unit on Native Americans

TUESDAY 11/23/21

  • MATH
    • I can understand the meaning of division.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can continue to work on the spider project to finalize all sentences, type them up, cut them out and get them ready to go into the spider booklet.
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to a story about the Angel bringing a message to Joseph.  Crossword puzzle to be done in class.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: absurd
    • Read Thanksgiving stories
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive

WEDNESDAY 11/24/21 – NO SCHOOL

THURSDAY 11/25/21 – NO SCHOOL

FRIDAY 11/26/21 – NO SCHOOL

Week of Nov 15: Lesson Plans

HIGHLIGHTS


ALL STUDENTS must accompany their parents to conferences.

RETESTS FOR MATH AND RELIGION

  • On Monday, students will take a retest on the subtraction test.  The last retest was sent home on Friday.  This is the last opportunity for this math test.  On Tuesday, students will take the retest in religion if they need to do this test.

TURKEY DECORATING  

  • Students are bringing home a turkey picture to decorate.  This is due Tuesday, November 16.  They can be taken home the day before our holiday begins.

LEAF PROJECTS will be on display next week in the third grade hallway.

WHITE GLUE STICKS ONLY PLEASE.  NO PURPLE.

NOVEMBER BOOK REPORT

  • Theme: travel, Thanksgiving, Pilgrims, Immigration, people traveling to a new country

TESTS

  • MONDAY: Math restest
  • TUESDAY: Religion retest
  • THURSDAY: Spelling

MONDAY 11/15/21

  • MATH
    • I can draw math diagrams to solve math stories in my half book.  (Subtraction)
  • SCIENCE
    • Students will be finalizing their spider project by typing sentences and finding pictures for their booklet.  Classes will alternate with religion this week.
  • RELIGION
    • No religion class today.  Classes will alternate with science this week.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Idiom of the Week:  catch on
    • Word of the Day: refuse
    • Moodmeter
    • Verb and Noun review
    • Spelling Words (silent letters): 5 times each

1.  wreck

2. knee

3, wrap

4.  knot

5.  knife

6.  write

7.  wring

8.  knew

9.  knock

10.  knight

11.  wrong

12.  wrench

13.  wrist

14.  wrote

15.  kneel

16.  knitting

17.  wreath

18.  unwrapped


TUESDAY 11/16/21

  • MATH
    • I can identify, draw, and graph arrays to solve a multiplication problem and connect it to repeated addition. p. 205-207
    • Assignment p. 209-210.
  • RELIGION
    • I can work on a special travel project for my family.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: drowsy
    • Charlotte’s Web
    • Thanksgiving stories: Do rough copy in the LA. spotted

WEDNESDAY 11/17/21

  • MATH
    • I can identify, draw and graph arrays to solve a multiplication problem.  p. 211-213
    • Assignment p. 215-216
  • SCIENCE
    • Students will be finalizing their spider project by typing sentences and finding pictures for their booklet.
  • RELIGION
    • No religion class today.  Classes will alternate with science this week.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day:  slang
    • Silent reading for 15 minutes
    • Work on Thanksgiving stories
    • Charlotte’s Web
    • Library
    • Practice for spelling test

THURSDAY 11/18/21

  • MATH
    • I can understand multiplication vocabulary. p. 217-231.
  • RELIGION
    • I can retell the parable of the Loaves and Fishes and realize Jesus’ divinity.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: zilch
    • Spelling test
    • Work on Thanksgiving stories

FRIDAY 11/19/21

  • MATH
    • I can cut out the vocabulary cards and do math work on the Ipad. p. 187
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to the Gospel with Mrs. Buchanan
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: hilarious
    • Library
    • Spanish
    • moodmeter

Jersey Mikes for Second Trimester

Jersey Mike’s order link for the 2nd trimester is now open! 
 
All sandwich meals are pre-ordered for the entire 2nd trimester. These are the Jersey Mike’s lunch dates (every other Tuesday) in the 2nd trimester: 
Dec 7, Jan 11, Jan 25, Feb 8 and Feb 22. 
Sandwiches are available in regular size ($6.45 each) or large ($8.30 each). The choices are ham, turkey, Italian and veggie and each sandwich comes with apple slices and a cookie.
 
Please click on the link below to pre-order sandwich meals for the 2nd trimester. The deadline to order is Tuesday, November 30th. Late orders will NOT be accepted. 
 
 
PLEASE NOTE: You must pre-order the same sandwich size and type for each date. Once you pre-order, there are NO REFUNDS or CHANGES for any reason, including illness, quarantine and school events (e.g., field trips). There are no scheduled field trips on these dates but this is subject to change. Please consider this strict policy before ordering. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Liz Lee (Hot Lunch Coordinator) at lizkwon@gmail.com.

Week of Nov 8: Lesson Plans

HIGHLIGHTS


LEAF PROJECT [Due Tuesday, Nov 9]: We have shared leaves with students, if they have asked for them.  I have furry leaves and compound leaves if your student wants one.  They must ask.

TESTS

  • SPELLING TEST WEDNESDAY
  • MATH TEST WEDNESDAY
    • CHAPTER 3 SUBTRACTION
    • This is the hardest test that students will take all year.  If a student got more that 3 problems wrong, they will have to retake the test.  In fact, I will give everyone the opportunity to do the test again since the majority of students do have to retake it. Students will come home Monday with that test for parents to look at.  The test on Wednesday will be shorter but still cover all the items on the original test.

MONDAY 11/8/21

  • MATH
    • I can solve subtraction problems by using bar diagrams in the half book.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can finish writing my spider report sentences, get them approved, and start to type them.
  • RELIGION
    • I can explore the differences in families and tell about my family [teacher-directed].
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Idiom of the Week:  sing your praises
    • Word of the Day: bold
    • Begin studying VERBS, action and the verb BEING
    • Spelling Words: 3 times each

      1.  ledge

      2. smudge

      3, nudge

      4.  budge

      5.  ridge

      6.  wedge

      7.  quiet

      8.  circus

      9.  second

      10.  quart

      11.  quick

      12.  comma

      13.  stage

      14.  huge

  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive practice

TUESDAY 11/9/21

  • MATH
    • I can use repeated addition to solve a multiplication problem.  p. 199-201  Assignment p. 203-204
  • SCIENCE
    • I can finish writing my spider report sentences, get them approved and start to type them.
  • RELIGION
    • I can discover attitudes that help family life and celebrate being a family.  Two day Lesson
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: unruly
    • Charlotte’s Web: Chapter 13, “Good Progress”
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Practice for spelling test

WEDNESDAY 11/10/21

  • MATH
    • RETEST for Chapter 3 Subtraction
  • SCIENCE
    • Students will present their Leaf Project to the class.
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to the Gospel with Sr. Theresa or Mrs. Buchanan
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day:  vank
    • Library
    • SPELLING TEST
    • Charlotte’s Web: Chapter 14 (if time)
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive

THURSDAY 11/11/21

NO SCHOOL


FRIDAY 11/12/21

  • MATH
    • I can identify, draw and graph arrays to solve a multiplication problem. p. 211-213
  • RELIGION
    • I can discover attitudes that help family life and celebrate being a family [two-day lesson].
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: texture
    • Library
    • Spanish
    • Catch-up day for Charlotte’s Web
    • Review vocabulary

5th Grade Updates

WEEKLY REMINDERS FROM THE TEACHERS:

  • Please provide a well-fitting mask to your student(s) that covers their mouth and nose at all times when inside!
  • Bring your fully-charged Chromebook to school everyday. 
  • Reminder to submit Patient Consent Form for COVID testing at the beginning of the week. If a student is absent the day of COVID testing, they will not be able to return to campus until they are tested outside of school AND receive a “NEGATIVE” result.
  • Please remember to check Schoology daily, especially the Homeroom pages. If you are having difficulty accessing Schoology feel free to contact Mr. Lopez (elopez@sp-apostle.org) so that he can support you in getting that access.

PATIENT CONSENT FORM

 


SPA FACULTY & STAFF CHRISTMAS FUND
SPA families have a long tradition of generosity toward our amazing faculty and staff at Christmas time. In lieu of giving individual gifts to the teachers and staff, please contribute to the SPA Faculty and Staff Christmas Fund and make gift-giving easy.
All parents are invited to contribute between now and Wednesday, December 8th. The SPA Faculty and Staff Christmas Fund will be distributed as Christmas bonuses and your family name will appear in a Christmas letter to be distributed before the holiday break. Participation is optional.
We hope to show our appreciation and gratitude to those who do so much for our children each and every day. Thank you for your continued generosity and support!

 


ADOPT-A-FAMILY CHRISTMAS DRIVE 2021

 

You can make Christmas special for a family or individual in need! Join the SPA community in supporting the Saint Joseph Center “Share the Season” event by sponsoring a family this Christmas. There are families of all sizes to sponsor; consider co-sponsoring a large family with a friend.
More details and sign up opportunities provided via button click below.

 


Night of Lights – December 4, 2021, from 6-9 pm

Night of Lights – An Advent Celebration of Peace and Love, will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 6-9 pm. The Advent Celebration will take place at the church and Parish Center, and will include a prayerful walk, live music, followed by refreshments. You must sign up for a timed slot to attend. Please click on the button below to sign-up and for the event tickets.


5th GRADE TRAFFIC DUTY – DECEMBER 1, WEDNESDAY – FIRST DAY It’s 5th Grade’s turn to sign up for Traffic Duty for December! Here is the Sign Up Link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084bacab2eabf85-november4 Traffic Duty Guidelines:

  • ALL volunteers, including those for traffic duty, need to submit either: (a) proof of vaccination, or (b) proof of a negative Covid test result within 72 hours prior to each volunteering opportunity. If you have not already done so, please email your required documents to Nurse A at nursesoffice@sp-apostle.org as soon as possible.
  • Mask required and social distancing enforced
  • Morning start time is 7:15 AM
  • Afternoon traffic at the Selby driveway is from 2:40 – 3:30 PM (12:15 PM – 1:00 PM on Fridays)
  • Keep hands free from cell phones and coffee mugs
  • If you are unable to make a shift, it is your responsibility to find a replacement.

 


JERSEY MIKE’S SUB| Deadline November 30th!

All sandwich meals are pre-ordered for the entire 2nd trimester. These are the Jersey Mike’s lunch dates (every other Tuesday) in the 2nd trimester: 
Dec 7, Jan 11, Jan 25, Feb 8 and Feb 22. 
Please click on the link below to pre-order sandwich meals for the 2nd trimester.

HOT LUNCH UPDATE
We have been hearing that the daily lunch lists for Freshlunches are not always accurate. Please double check your orders each week and let you your child know if he or she can expect to receive a hot lunch that day.

If your child is mistakenly excluded from the lunch list, instruct your child to speak to the server and ask for one of the extra lunches that are available. 


PICK UP PROCEDURE DURING SCHOOL HOURS
If you are picking up your student during the school day for appointments or other reasons, please follow this procedure.
1. Email your homeroom teacher and Nurse A ahead of time. For upper grades, you may also email your teacher for the class(es) your student is missing if you know the schedule.
2. Remind your student to go to Nurse A’s office before the time of pickup.
3. About 10 minutes before arriving, call Mitchell at the front office so he can inform Nurse A.
4. When you arrive at school, please drive up to the playground gate.
5. Let the guard know you are picking up your student from Nurse A and give your student’s name.
5. Wait for your student near the playground gate.

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOKS

It’s time to order your 2021-2022 St. Paul the Apostle School yearbook! Don’t miss out! It is a wonderful way to remember the school year! You can just click HERE to order.

  • $25- if ordered before November 15th
  • $35- if ordered between November 16th – December 17th
  • $45- if ordered between December 18th – January 18th
  • $55- if paid for in June during yearbook distribution, but there is no guarantee there will be any yearbooks left.

No School Days

November 24 – 26 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 20 – January 2 Winter Vacation
January 17  Martin Luther King’s Day
February 21 President’s Day
March 11   Ski Weekend
March 18 Religious Education Congress
April 15 – April 22    Easter Vacation
May 20 Campout Weekend
May 30 Memorial Day
It should be noted that since “Ski Weekend” and “Campout Weekend” are not school-sponsored events, the administration has no control regarding the dates selected or anything that may occur resulting in a last-minute change of date. This has occurred in previous years, and we do apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause our SPA families.

Week of Nov 1: Lesson Plans

HIGHLIGHTS


IS YOUR STUDENT MAKING HIS/HER BED BEFORE SHE LEAVES HOME? Please remind them.

LEAF PROJECT: How is it going?  Are you finding leaves and pressing them into a thick book to dry them.  Let me know if you need a leaf because we can ask other to share their leaves.

RUNNER’S CLUB: It is a success and the students ask for it if you are late in starting!

SPIDER PROJECT: It will be done in school during science class. Do not bring pictures in yet. Thank you.

TESTS

  • NOUNS TEST WEDNESDAY
  • REGIONS OF CALIFORNIA TEST WEDNESDAY
  • RELIGION TEST FRIDAY
    • 4 KINDS OF PRAYERS
  • MATH TEST FRIDAY
    • CHAPTER 3 SUBTRACTION

MONDAY 11/1/21

MASS MONDAY MORNING AT 8:15. Fifth grade is doing the mass.

  • MATH
    • I can solve addition math stories by drawing a bar diagram to show a visual picture of what the story is about.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can work on my Spider Report by researching on the internet information about my spider.
  • RELIGION
    • No religion classes due to mass.  We will adjust or schedule for other activities.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Read scary stories (if time permits)
    • Review for NOUN TEST ON WEDNESDAY
      • singular/plural, common/proper, possessive nouns
    • Idiom of the week:  hold your horses
    • Word of the day: participate
    • First dDay of Poetry presentations
      • Students will be able to: speak loud and clear, use expression, know their material, speak slowly
    • Charlotte’s Web. chapter 10 (if time)
      • Students will answer questions about chapter 10. They will be able to tell who, what, where, when and how the events are happening. The upper group will be expected to answer all questions in a full and complete sentences.  Smaller groups goes out with my aide for more one-on-one help.
    • Spelling words: 3 times each, 3 letter blends

      1.  already

      2. pair-use in a sentence

      3, pare-use in a sentence

      4.  pear -use in a sentence

      5.  knew -use in a sentence

      6.  splash

      7.  strange

      8.  scratch

      9.  squeeze

      10.  squeal

      11.  screen

      12.  split

      13.  splat

      14.  sprain

      15.  sprint

      16.  strip

      17.  strap

      18.  scrap

      19.  straddle

      20.  splurge

      21. scrawl

      22. squirrel

  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Work on Regions of California project (flip book) in preparation for a test on WEDNESDAY

TUESDAY 11/2/21

  • MATH
    • I can discuss what I know about multiplication, define it, and tell 4 important facts about it.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can work on my Spider Report by researching on the internet information about my spider.
  • RELIGION
    • I can review the 4 kinds of prayers and which prayers are the most important to prepare for the religion test on Friday.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: crackle
    • 10 minutes of silent reading
    • Poetry presentations -4 students
    • Chapter 11 in Charlotte’s Web
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Work on Flip Book and vocabulary
    • Words to prepare for test
      • San Andreas Fault
      • Mountain Region
      • Desert Region
      • Central Valley
      • Coastal Region
      • region
      • compass rose
      • equator
      • Lewis and Clark
      • Christopher Columbus
      • globe
      • continent

WEDNESDAY 11/3/21

  • MATH
    • I can play the math game Circle and Stars to help me understand, solve and write multiplication problems.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can work on my Spider Report by researching on the internet information about my spider.
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to the Gospel with Sr. Theresa or Mrs. Buchanan
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the day:  hazard
    • Library
    • Poetry presentation
    • NOUN TEST
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • REGIONS OF CALIFORNIA TEST

THURSDAY 11/4/21

  • MATH
    • I can solve a multiplication problem by drawing, looking at pictures and using repeated addition.  p. 193-196.
    • Assignment p. 197-198
  • SCIENCE
    • I can work on my Spider Report by researching on the internet information about my spider.
  • RELIGION
    • I can show forgiveness and learn what words to use to reflect forgiveness. p. 26-27
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: novel
    • SPELLING TEST
    • Charlotte’s Web
    • Poetry presentations
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive practice

FRIDAY 11/5/21

  • MATH
    • TEST: Chapter 3, Subtraction
  • RELIGION
    • TEST: 4 Kinds of Prayer
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the day: sly
    • Library
    • Spanish
    • Charlotte’s Web