Week of March 7: Lesson Plans

HIGHLIGHTS


LENTEN PROJECT FOR TUESDAY  

Students are asked to bring an empty, Pringles container or something similar. Ralph’s, CVS, Walgreens, sells them and students can bring in a small, medium or large container.  I will supply the other item that we will need to do this project.  Thank you.  I mentioned this container to the students on Friday.

SPANISH PROJECT – Due This Week

Flipgrid Link

Log in with your child’s school gmail account. Please record yourself answering las 4 preguntas from your scripts we have been working on. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET CREATIVE! Here is my familia video project: https://youtu.be/cJ1j91_rkHM

As long as you answer the 4 questions en Español:

1. Cuantas personas hay en tu familia?

Example: “Hay cuatro personas en mi familia”

2. Cuales son los miembros de tu familia?

Example: “Yo tengo una mama, un papa, una hermana, dos abuelas, y dos abuelos.”

3. Como se llaman los miembros de tu familia?

Example: “Mi mama se llama Silvia. Mi papá se llama Adrian, y mi hermana se llama Vrinda.

4. Describe algo de todas las personas de tu familia. (at least 1 thing about EACH member using: colors, body parts, and age)

For example: “Mi mama tiene pelo negro”

“Mi papa tiene ojos azules”

“Mi hermana tiene 4 años”

LIFE CYCLE PROJECT  

Students will start their Life Cycle Report in class this week.  Keep in mind that all projects will be done in class.  No part of the project will be done at home.

TESTS

Make up tests will be given on the day the student returns to class.

  • THURSDAY: Spelling

MONDAY 3/7/22

  • MATH
    • I can make an envelope for the IBE 3×5 cards.  Review day/Catch up day  No Assignment.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can see first hand how a seed turns into a plant by using seeds to grow in a plastic bag.  Project; Items provided by the teacher.  2-day project.
  • RELIGION
    • I can take part in a Children’s Ash Wednesday Prayer Service to better understand what Lent Means.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS 
    • Word of the Day: disaster
    • Idiom of the Week: give it your best shot
    • Review all commas
    • Spelling Words: (from social studies and literature) Write each word 5 times each and put in a sentence.
    1. survival
    2. behaviors
    3. senses
    4. offspring
    5. transformation
    6. hatch
    7. span
    8. boycott
    9. disabled
    10. citizenship
    11. homeless
    12. strike
    13. community
    14. volunteer
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Ruby Bridges Helps African Americans
    • Doniece Sandoval Helps the Homeless

TUESDAY 3/8/22

  • MATH
    • I can understand and recognize square facts by graphing them.  Teacher directed lesson.  No Assignment
  • SCIENCE
    • I can see first hand how a seed turns into a plant by using seeds to grow in a plastic bag.  Project; Items provided by the teacher.  2-day project.
  • RELIGION
    • I can make a Lenten Container to help me give to Charity.  Class Project
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: daydream
    • Literature: “The Nose Awards”
      • Vocabulary:  keener, nostrils, trumpet
    • Practice sheet for facts on our Woman’s History report
    • MARCH BOOK REPORT – Women’s History Month
      • Book for this month will be on a woman who has done something important in this world, past or present.  Students need to sign up for their person ASAP. We shall then make a paper quilt of squares.
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Judy Heumann Helps Disabled Persons

WEDNESDAY 3/9/22

  • Covid Test Day
  • MATH
    • I can decompose numbers to multiply more difficult numbers. p. 501-504.  My HW p. 505-506
  • SCIENCE
    • I can make the booklet that will be the Life Cycle for the animal or plant I do.  Materials will be supplied by the teacher.
  • RELIGION
    • Test on Session 9: Jesus Dies and Rises.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: curious
    • Continue: “The Nose Awards”
    • Work on pages 56 and 567
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Practice for spelling test

THURSDAY 3/10/22

  • MATH
    • I can identify, understand, and apply Distributive Property.  p. 507-510. No Homework due to long weekend.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can learn the topic for the Life Cycle that I will do in class.
  • RELIGION
    • I can read and do the next block of the Pyramid of Success in Inch and Miles: Alertness
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the day: unanimous
    • (Maybe) “Octopus Escapes”
    • Spelling homework due
    • Spelling test
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • “How Berkeley changed”
    • Begin making a special flip book of people who help change the world

FRIDAY 3/11/22

  • NO SCHOOL

Week of Feb 14: Lesson Plans

HIGHLIGHTS


DETENTION

The teachers take detention seriously and we don’t give it out unless the student warrants it.  If your child receives detention they have earned it.  Detention is usually a series of 3 days after school from 3:00-3:30.  Right now we are only giving out one-day detentions.  This may change in the future.

VALENTINE’S DAY BOX LUNCH  

Remember to bring your box in a paper or plastic bag so no one sees it Monday morning before school.  Read the letter again.  You bring your own lunch or get your hot lunch as usual.  Thank you.

TESTS

  • THURSDAY: Spelling, Science (Magnets)
  • FRIDAY: Math (5x tables ÷ 5, and 9x tables and ÷ 9)

MONDAY 2/14/22

  • MATH
    • I can look for patterns in the 6x tables and learn how to decompose numbers. Teacher directed lesson.  No Homework
  • SCIENCE
    • I can do an experiment on magnetic fields.
    • Short class due to Valentine’s Day.
  • RELIGION
    • I can define the qualities of a good friend.  p. 63
  • LANGUAGE ARTS 
    • Word of the Day: pounce
    • Idiom of the Week: on pins and needles
    • FIRST DAY OF ORAL PRESENTATIONS FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH BOOK REPORTS!!!
    • BOOK REPORT
      • ORAL BOOK REPORT FOR FEBRUARY (information may be found online or WorldBook)
      • Students are doing research on the person they chose for Black History Month. They must speak in CHARACTER in the front of the class. They may have notes at their side to help them if they get lost or nervous.  We have begun the note taking in the LA spotted and are using note cards as well.  They should be able to talk about their person, confidently, for 1-2 minutes. They can use a hat or scarf to help them “get into character.”
      • Sign up paper is posted for when to present. Please ask them who they chose and help them with the note cards. They should practice at home with your help.
      • LOOKING FOR: Eye contact, speaking in a loud, confident voice, knowledge of the material and use expression.
    • Spelling Words: (from math and social studies) 5x each plus a sentence that helps you understand the words
    1. product
    2. quotient
    3. factor
    4. variable
    5. mission
    6. Valentine
    7. settlers
    8. immigrant
    9. Angel Island
    10. Ellis Island
    11. discriminate
    12. citizen
    13. explorers
    • Literature: “Running Rivals”
      • Vocabulary:  meets, upset, concentrated, disappointed, personal
      • Realistic Fiction
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Continue with lesson 5 in the book

TUESDAY 2/15/22

  • MATH
    • I can multiply by 6.  p. 429-432. My HW p. 433-434
  • SCIENCE
    • I can do a review and project on what I know about magnets.
  • RELIGION
    • I can understand why Jesus called Peter as an apostle. p. 64-65
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: cherish
    • Oral Presentations: Remember you must KNOW your person, speak in first person, with expression, volume, and knowledge. Have you note cards ready.
    • Continue with “Running Rivals”
    • Work on the writing project we stated last week.
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Lesson 5

WEDNESDAY 2/16/22

  • Covid Test Day
  • MATH
    • I can find patterns in the 7x tables and decompose numbers.  Teacher directed lesson.  No Homework
  • SCIENCE
    • I can review for the Magnet Test tomorrow.
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to the Gospel with Sr. Theresa or Mrs. Buchanan
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: numerous
    • Oral Presentations
    • Writing day
    • Poetry presentations
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive
    • Practice for spelling test

THURSDAY 2/17/22

  • MATH
    • I can multiply by 7.  p. 435-438.  My HW p. 439-440
  • SCIENCE
    • Magnet Test
  • RELIGION
    • I can discuss what it means to proclaim the Kingdom of God. p. 66-68
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the day: wary
    • Spelling test
    • Homework due
    • Oral Presentations
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive

FRIDAY 2/18/22

  • MATH
    • Test on 5x tables ÷ 5, and 9x tables and ÷ 9.
  • RELIGION
    • I can work on the next building block of the Pyramid: Self-Control. p.19
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: genius
  • LIBRARY
  • SPANISH
  • P.E.

Week of Feb 7: Lesson Plans

HIGHLIGHTS


REPORT CARD REDO  

Due to an error in our new grading program, Mrs. Buchanan’s grades are being redone.  Hopefully, New Report Cards will come home on Wednesday with the corrections.

TESTS

  • TUESDAY: Adjectives Quiz
  • THURSDAY: Spelling, Religion

MONDAY 2/7/22

  • MATH
    • I can multiply by 9 using strategies.  p.455-457  My HW p. 459-460
  • SCIENCE
    • I can make a compass and understand that the North Pole and the South Pole act like magnets.  Experiment.
  • RELIGION
    • I can understand why I make good choices and bad choices.
    • Homework: Discuss this lesson with parents at home.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS 
    • Word of the Day: legible
    • Word on adjectives in preparing for quiz tomorrow. Use grammar book for information. p 91-100
    • BOOK REPORT
      • ORAL BOOK REPORT FOR FEBRUARY (information may be found online or WorldBook)
      • Students are doing research on the person they chose for Black History Month. They must speak in CHARACTER in the front of the class. They may have notes at their side to help them if they get lost or nervous.  We have begun the note taking in the LA spotted and are using note cards as well.  They should be able to talk about their person, confidently, for 1-2 minutes. They can use a hat or scarf to help them “get into character.”
      • Sign up paper is posted for when to present. Please ask them who they chose and help them with the note cards. They should practice at home with your help.
      • LOOKING FOR: Eye contact, speaking in a loud, confident voice, knowledge of the material and use expression.
    • Spelling Words: (vowel + r) Write each word 5x each and write each word in a sentence.
    1. air
    2. wear
    3. chair
    4. fear
    5. bare
    6. bear
    7. hair
    8. care
    9. pear
    10. pair
    11. share
    12. near
    13. tear
    14. beard
    15. shearing
    16. stairway
    17. bleary
    18. careless
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Video on Dr. M.L King and Congressman John Lewis (Did not get to the social studies book today)
    • Settlers from Around the World.   Chapter 5
    • Work on pages 45, 46 in the Interactive Notebook. (This must be covered in Contact sticky paper by now)

TUESDAY 2/8/22

  • MATH
    • I can explore the best way to multiply by 9.  Teacher directed.  No textbook needed.  Handout given.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can find the North Side of a magnet without seeing the Poles.  Experiment.
  • RELIGION
    • I can review for the test on Thursday.  I can make Valentine Cards for Nazareth House residents.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: sprint
    • Listen to a Humorous Video which tells an entertaining story in visual and audio form “Bend It Like Bianca”
      • Vocabulary : captain, force, finals
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Listen to stories of two immigrants who came to USA

WEDNESDAY 2/9/22

  • Covid Test Day
  • MATH
    • I can find patterns in the 3x tables and I can learn a song to remember them.  Teacher directed.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can make an  electro magnet.  Experiment.
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to the Gospel with Sr. Theresa or Mrs. Buchanan
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: capable
    • Library for 3B
    • Read “Running Rivals”
    • Vocabulary: meets, upset, concentrated, disappointed, personal
      • Look up the definitions and write words in LA Spotted
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive and spelling practice

THURSDAY 2/10/22

  • MATH
    • I can multiply by 3.  p. 365-367.
    • My HW p. 369-370
  • SCIENCE
    • I can draw pictures of the experiments done this week to help me remember the outcome.
  • RELIGION
    • Religion Test on Session 7.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the day: logical
    • Spelling test
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive

FRIDAY 2/11/22

  • MATH
    • I can divide by 3.  p. 375-376.  No Homework.
  • RELIGION
    • Inch and Miles:   Cooperation p. 16 in the text.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: genius
  • LIBRARY
  • SPANISH
  • P.E.

ADJECTIVES HANDOUT

9S TABLES 2

COMPASS NEEDLE

5th Grade Updates – February 2022

WEEKLY REMINDER FROM OUR TEACHERS

-Students should all have a well-fitting mask that covers their mouth and nose at all times when inside! It is encouraged that these masks be either N95/KN95 or surgical masks rather than cloth masks. Also, please have your student keep an extra mask in their backpack at all times in the event that their other mask becomes lost, wet, or dirty.

-Please submit a Patient Consent Form for COVID testing on Monday and Tuesday morning. Make sure they are turned in with a signature and that the email provided is legible. 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” PCR 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.

Best,

Ms. Drake and Mr. Sánchez

VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION
Principal Pinkofsky let us know that cards and individually wrapped, store-bought treats/candy will be permitted at school for Valentine’s Day. 
Our 5th-grade teachers have requested the following:
  • Valentine’s Day celebration at the end of the day on February 14th.
  • Teachers will supply students with Valentine’s day bags that they can collect any goodies that they would like from their classmates.
  • Students are welcome to bring in any store-bought treats/cards/etc. that they would like (optional), but they must supply one for each classmate if they choose to do so (in their homeroom). They are also welcome to bring hand-made cards. Please make sure that it’s Covid-19 friendly.
  • Do not put names on the items (to make it easier to handout).
  • 5A – 30 Students
  • 5B – 29 Students

 


SKI CLOTHES AND UNIFORM EXCHANGE – FEBRUARY 25th in MPR
Please start checking for outgrown uniforms and ski clothes! Drop-off any gently used items in the MPR at morning drop-off or afternoon pick up from Wednesday, February 16th to Thursday, February 24th. We are also looking for volunteers to work the event.

 


IN-N-OUT BURGER DAY – TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2022

The In-N-Out truck is coming to our school on Tuesday, March 1st! Order a delicious burger lunch for your child using the link below. One order costs $5.50 and includes a hamburger or cheeseburger with a bag of potato chips and a drink. If ordering multiple lunches for the same child, enter as multiple attendees on the second page of the order link.
IMPORTANT CHANGE: This year, we won’t be able to invite parents to join their children for lunch. The cookout will be limited to students, teachers and staff in an effort to keep our campus safe.
Treat a teacher or staff member! Use the same link below to order a burger lunch for our wonderful faculty and staff members. All donations are pooled to cover all teachers, staff and administration.
There will be no FreshLunches service that day so don’t forget to order a burger or pack a lunch for your child! 
Please e-mail Liz Lee (Hot Lunch Chair) with any questions: lizkwon@gmail.com

 

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.
  6. Wait for your student near the playground gate.

REMINDER: NEW POLICY FOR DROPPING OFF LUNCHES

If you forgot to pack a lunch and would like to drop one off for your child during the school day, please review and become familiar with our policy.
Please drop off your forgotten snacks and lunches at a table next to the school front office before 10:00am. Please clearly label all snacks and lunches with your child’s name and homeroom. For grades DK and K, staff will continue to deliver snacks and lunches to the students. For grades 1st through 8th, students will be given the opportunity to look for their missing food at the table. Please tell your child to go look for his or her lunch at the table if it was forgotten that day. 

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.

  • $55- if paid for in June during yearbook distribution, but there is no guarantee there will be any yearbooks left.

U.C.L.A.S.A.F.E. COLLECTION CENTER

As we begin to rearrange closets, cabinets and desk space to make room for our new Christmas gifts, please know that UCLA could possibly accept some of the items you may be wanting to discard. Please note the lists and information below:

THEY ACCEPT: paint and solvents; used motor oil and filters, anti-freeze, and other automotive fluids; cleaning products; pool and garden chemicals; aerosol cans; all medicine; auto batteries; household (alkaline) batteries; fluorescent tubes and bulbs, thermostats, and other mercury-containing lamps.

THEY ALSO ACCEPT: computers, monitors, printers, network equipment, cables, telephones, televisions, microwaves, video games, cell phones, radios, stereos, VCRs, and electronic toys. *Residents are limited to a total of six pieces of electronic waste per visit to a SAFE Center and items will be accepted on Saturdays only.

THEY DO NOT ACCEPT: business waste, ammunition, explosives, radioactive material, biological waste or tires. Bulky Items: furniture, refrigerators, washing machines/dryers, conventional ovens, paper, or computer software

The Center is located at 550 Charles E. Young Dr. West, Los Angeles, 90095. Their hours of operation are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday* from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Follow the drop-off signs. *** They will accept electronic waste on Saturdays only.

For more Information, please call 1-800-98-TOXIC (1-800-988-6942).

 


UPCOMING DATES
  • Tuesday, February 8th, 7:45AM- SPA Business Breakfast at John O’Groats-Featuring Amber Mazzola
  • Tuesday, February 8th, 9:30AM-2:30PM- Vaccination Clinic in Parish Center
  • Wednesday, February 9th- Last Day to Pre-Order Yearbooks
  • Saturday, February 12th- Sandwich Builders in Parish Center
  • Wednesday, February 23rd @ 7:55AM- New Family Traffic Orientation
  • Friday, February 25th- Ski Clothes and Uniform Exchange in MPR
  • Tuesday, March 1st- In-N-Out Burger Day
  • Friday, March 11th- NO SCHOOL
  • Sunday, March 27th- PWC Presidents and Mother’s Celebration Lunch
Please also check the School Calendar on the PWC Dashboard for important school dates as well.

NO SCHOOL DAYS
  • February 21 – President’s Day
  • March 11 – Ski Weekend
  • March 18 – Religious Education Congress
  • April 15 to 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.