Week of May 30: Lesson Plans

HIGHLIGHTS


“BE INDEPENDENT. TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS. USE COMMON SENSE.”

TEDDY BEAR DAY: THURSDAY, JUNE 2  After much discussion it has been decided that Teddy Bear Day will be on Thursday, June 2.  Students will be allowed to bring 1 bear for the entire day that will travel with them from Class to Class. NO PARENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND DUE TO SPIKES IN COVID AND FOR ALL AROUND SECURITY.  We are hoping that the students will be able to eat their lunch in the Patio but this has not been cleared yet.  We are just happy that the students will be able to experience part of this special day for third graders.  GO BEARS!

PERIMETER AND AREA TEST AND RETEST WILL BE ON TUESDAY, MAY 31. All students that were absent for this test should be ready to take this test the day they return to school. All students that are taking a retest have been told, and I have gone over every test with all the individual students that got answers incorrect.

TESTS

  • TUESDAY: Book Report, Perimeter & Area Retest (see above)

TUESDAY 5/31/22

  • MATH
    • I can learn a great way to manage my allowance. Teacher handout.  No Homework
  • SCIENCE
    • I can draw pictures to clarify what weather is and what climate is and where weather takes place in our atmosphere.  Teacher directed.
  • RELIGION
    • I can understand how and why we Honor Mary in the Rosary.  p.  115-116.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS 
    • BOOK REPORT WILL BE WRITTEN IN CLASS TODAY- BRING YOUR BOOK
    • Word of the Day: appetite
    • Idiom of the Week: raining cats and dogs
    • Winn-Dixie Chapter 18/19, analyzing
    • Spelling Words: 5x each in cursive (er/le)
      1. apple
      2. river
      3. little
      4. October
      5. ladder
      6. summer
      7. purple
      8. later
      9. November
      10. giggle
      11. uncle
      12. winter
      13. center
      14. double
      15. whistle
      16. struggle
      17. gather
      18. wander
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • chapter fun (surprises)

WEDNESDAY 6/1/22

  • MATH
    • I can make a smoosh book for our next math project on Geometry and work on decorating the cover.  Teacher directed.  No Homework.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can look at a Fahrenheit scale and a Celsius scale to understand the weather report in the world.  Teacher directed with handout.
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to the Gospel with Sr. Theresa or Mrs. Buchanan.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: courteous
    • Winn- Dixie Chapters 20/21. Creating responses to text.
    • Quotation work. Make a comic using illustrations and quotations.
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Chapter fun

THURSDAY 6/2/22

  • MATH
    • I can finish the math project on Geometry and color the various pages worked on during this period.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can investigate the weather in Marrakech, Morocco for the 10 day weather forecast.
  • RELIGION
    • I can understand the Joyful Mysteries in the lives of Christ and Mary.  p. 117-119
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: encourage
    • Winn- Dixie chapters 21-24. word skills
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive
    • Spelling game for practice

FRIDAY 6/3/22

  • MATH
    • I can understand 3 different angles, name them, do them to sign language and be introduced to new geometry vocabulary.
    • p 833-836.  No Homework.
  • RELIGION
    • I can work on the next block of the Pyramid of Success:  Team Spirit.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: artificial
    • LIBRARY
    • SPANISH
    • P.E.
    • CATCH-UP DAY

Upcoming Calendar of Events

 

Upcoming Graduation & Party Calendar Of Events

 

  • Monday, May 16th: Students will receive cap & gowns at school
  • Friday, May 20th: No School 
  • Friday, May 20th – 22nd: Beach Campout Weekend (Non-School Affiliated Event)
  • Friday, May 20th @ 5:30 pm: 8th Grade Party at Beach Campout at Segars Cabin (Click HERE to view Evite)  (Non-School Affiliated Event)
  • Thursday, May 26th (School Hours): 8th Grade Retreat (students only)
  • Thursday, May 26th @ 6:30 pm (JCPC): 8th Grade Dinner & Slide Show (8th graders and parents – no siblings)
  • Monday, May 30th: No School (Memorial Day Holiday)
  • Thursday, June 2nd @ 8:00 am: 8th Grade Disneyland Trip
  • Friday, June 3rd: Graduation Rehearsal
  • Friday, June 3rd (following Graduation Rehearsal): Pool Party & Yearbook signing at Segars Residence (students only) (Non-School Affiliated Event)
  • Sunday, June 5th @ 9:30 am: Pentecost Mass & 8th Grade Blessing
  • Monday, June 6th: Graduation Day! Courtyard Reception (8:00 am), Graduation Ceremony & Mass (9:30 am), and Graduation Dance (6:30 pm)
  • Monday, June 6th @ 6:45-8:15 pm: Parent Party at Vaghaiwalla Residence (Non-School Affiliated Event)
  • Thursday, June 9th @ 12:00 pm: Beach Party at Bel-Air Beach Club (students only) (Non-School Affiliated Event)
  • Friday, June 10th @ 7:00 pm: Dance party at Griffin Club (students only) (Non-School Affiliated Event)

SPA Graduation 2022 Event Details

Graduation for the SPA Class of 2022 is rapidly approaching and many activities will be taking place. To help you with planning and preparations, we have put together this outline of pertinent information and calendar of events.

CAPS & GOWNS

The caps and gowns will be will be distributed to the students on Monday, May 16th. The gowns will look much better if they are pressed to get the wrinkles out. Most cleaners will do this for a minimal charge. THE CAPS AND GOWNS ARE RENTALS! They must be returned to us immediately following the graduation ceremony. The students may keep the tassels.

8TH GRADE RETREAT, DINNER & SLIDE SHOW

The retreat will be held off site on Thursday, May 26, during regular school hours. The students will return to campus before dismissal. The Retreat Dinner and Slide Show will be held in the JCPC beginning at 6:30 p.m. Parents and students are invited, no siblings.

GRADUATION DISNEYLAND TRIP

The 8th grade class will be going to Disneyland on Thursday, June 2nd. The students will depart SPA at 8:00 a.m., and will leave Disneyland at 7:00 p.m. to return to SPA. Students will be given the directives regarding dress code and expected code of conduct for this trip. Students who do not return a signed Field Trip permission form will not be allowed to participate in this activity. Our faculty and staff will provide chaperone services. Students who have repeated significant behavior issues will NOT be allowed to participate in the field trip. This activity is a “privilege,” it is not a guaranteed “rite of passage.”

GRADUATION REHEARSAL

A graduation rehearsal will be held on Friday, June 3rd. This is the final day of school for our 8th grade students. All school materials/property will be collected, and desks/cubbies will be cleared. When the pertinent classroom activities have been completed, the students will participate in a rehearsal for their Graduation Ceremony.

SPECIAL INVITATION & BLESSING

June 5th is Pentecost Sunday! Our 8th grade students and their families are cordially invited to attend this special liturgy at 9:30 a.m. with our SPA parish community. A special prayer and blessing will be said in recognition of the St. Paul the Apostle School Class of 2022.

COURTYARD RECEPTION

Graduates and their families are cordially invited to join us in the garden courtyard on Monday, June 6, beginning at 8:00 a.m. for light breakfast snacks and prayer. Families will be able to take photos during that time, but please keep in mind that classes will be in session for our primary grade students. At 9:00 a.m., the students will meet their teachers in their respective homerooms to prepare for the Graduation Ceremony.

GRADUATION LITURGY & CEREMONY

Graduation will be held Monday, June 6, at 9:30 a.m. with a Mass honoring the SPA Class of 2022. Diplomas and awards will be distributed as part of this special celebration. Students will need to report back to the classrooms after the Graduation Mass and Ceremony to return the caps and gowns.

GRADUATION DANCE

The dance is Monday, June 6, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Please plan on joining your son and/or daughter for the customary first dance at 6:30 p.m. The dance is scheduled to end at 8:30 p.m.

GRADUATION DRESS CODE

The dress code guidelines for the Graduation Ceremony are as follows:

Ladies: Dresses or skirts and blouses are required. The following attire may not be worn: mini skirts, halter tops, spaghetti straps, strapless, low necklines, backless dresses or bare midriffs. Attire that is extremely tight is forbidden. Dress shoes (flats or moderate heels) MUST be worn. Light makeup may be worn. Extreme hairstyles are not permitted.

Gentlemen: Dress pants are required (no jeans or shorts.) Dress shirt (any color) and tie must be worn. Dress shoes and socks MUST be worn. Sports coats or sweaters are optional. Boys’ hair must be neatly combed and worn above the collar, and above the ears and eyebrows. Extreme hairstyles are not permitted. Any student who is inappropriately attired will be denied the privilege of participating in the graduation activities.

Week of May 9: Lesson Plans

HIGHLIGHTS


FRACTION RETEST  

All students who received a grade below 80% will take a retest on Wednesday during math class.  3B students did much better than the students in 3A.  While students think fractions are easy, they can be tricky.  The retest will be shorter than the last test, FYI.

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE KIND NOTES AND GIFTS WE RECEIVED FOR TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!

TESTS

  • WEDNESDAY: Math Retest (see above)
  • THURSDAY: Spelling

MONDAY 5/2/22

  • MATH
    • I can find the perimeter of a figure or shape.  p. 759-762. My HW. p. 763-764
  • SCIENCE
    • I can finish my Social Animal Project if not already finished.
  • RELIGION
    • I can name ways to have a personal relationship with God. p. 105-106.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS 
    • Word of the Day: quench
    • Idiom of the Week: in a pickle
    • Continuing working on the Asian and Pan-Pacific Projects
    • Winn-Dixie Chapter 6
      • All students should have completed the first pamphlet for chapters 1-5.
      • New packet is being given out today.
    • Comprehension Packet: “Superstitions: The Good and the Bad”
    • Spelling Words: 5x each
  1. jacket
  2. pencil
  3. circle
  4. center
  5. giant
  6. gentle
  7. bouncing
  8. largest
  9. unchanging
  10. replace
  11. fiercely
  12. cinch
  13. emerge
  14. jawbone
  15. general
  16. garbage
  17. bracelet
  18. silence
  19. journey
  20. early
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Continuing with chapter 7
    • 8. The Planning Department
    • 9.  California’s Government
    • 10  The U.S Government

TUESDAY 5/3/22

  • MATH
    • I can relate arrays in multiplication to finding the area of a figure.  p. 765-768.  My HW p. 769-770
  • SCIENCE
    • I can see what animal traits are inherited by looking at pictures.
  • RELIGION
    • I can understand the difference between a sacrament and a sacramental and name sacramentals that help me grow in my faith.   Teacher directed.  p. 107
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: bravo
    • Continue with Asian and Pan Pacific Project
    • Comprehension for Tuesday
    • Chapter 7-8 Winn- Dixie
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • 12. Tribal Governments
    • The Constitution Protects Our Rights

WEDNESDAY 5/4/22

  • MATH
    • Fraction Retest today
  • SCIENCE
    • I can identify traits that vary between family members by drawing them.
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to the Gospel with Sr. Theresa and/or Mrs. Buchanan.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: confident
    • Comprehension
    • Students read their papers aloud to the class from the Asian project
    • Library for 3B
    • If time, Winn- Dixie
    • Practice for spelling test
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive

THURSDAY 5/5/22

  • MATH
    • I can add and subtract fractions with like denominators.  Teacher directed No Homework
  • SCIENCE
    • I can explore and list traits that are inherited from parents.
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to a story about Jesus healing the servant of a Roman Officer. p. 108-109.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: bland
    • Spelling test
    • Spelling homework due (signed)
    • Finish comprehension packet and correct together
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive

FRIDAY 5/6/22

  • MATH
    •  I can measure area in square units.  p. 771-774. No Homework
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to the next block of the Pyramid of Success. p. 26-27 Fitness.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: assist
    • LIBRARY
    • SPANISH
    • P.E.
    • CATCH-UP DAY

Opportunity for Service Hours- May 14th Sandwich Builders

The last Sandwich Builders of this school year will be held in the JCPC on Saturday, May 14th.  Please see the attached link.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/SBMay14th

The deadline for completing service hours for the year is May 25th.

A student can earn a service hour for signing up to make sandwiches at home on Friday, May 13th and delivering them to the JCPC at 7:30am Saturday, May 14th.

A student can also earn a service hour for signing up to assemble lunches the morning of Saturday, May 14th.  Assembling begins at 7:30am in the JCPC.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Carpool

INTERESTED IN CARPOOLING?

Who wouldn’t love a day or two or three off from driving to and from school every week? And particularly now, who wouldn’t want to save money on gas and time sitting in LA traffic?

If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, we’ve got a solution for you. SPA is launching a carpool portal to connect fellow SPA families that live near each other and want to carpool. Carpooling is not only easy on you, the environment, and your fellow Angelenos, it’s also great for your kids. Carpooling is a great way to make new friends, learn to compromise, be flexible, and share.

If you are interested, please fill out the linked google form and we will sort the demographic information and send you a list of families in your area that want to try carpooling: SPA Carpool Survey.
By the end of the year, we hope to have a carpool portal up so families can use it at any time. Thank you!

Week of May 2: Lesson Plans

HIGHLIGHTS


PRAYER SERVICE FRIDAY 8:30.

SOCIAL ANIMAL PROJECT  Students should look for pictures of their social animal and print them at home.  The pictures should not be too big because our booklet is small.  Average size pictures would be ok.  Bring in all pictures on Monday for the next weeks work.  BRING PICTURES OF YOUR SOCIAL ANIMAL TO SCHOOL MONDAY

RELIGION TEST THURSDAY  Religion test on Session 12 Church Leaders.  p. 97-103 in Text.

AUCTION MOVIE FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1:00-2:45 IN THE LIBRARY.  For winners of this year’s Auction Movie for third grade.  Letters have been sent home to parents and students.  Some students from 5th grade will join us also.  Looking forward to seeing you there.

TESTS

  • THURSDAY: Spelling, Religion
  • FRIDAY: Math (Fractions)

MONDAY 5/2/22

  • MATH
    • I can use bar diagrams to solve division math stories.  Teacher directed.  Half book used.  No Homework.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can work on finishing my social animal project with my partner.
  • RELIGION
    • I can do a religion project to help me remember how to describe the Church.  Project Day
  • LANGUAGE ARTS 
    • Word of the Day: blissful
    • Winn Dixie: Chapter 4
    • Comprehension paper for the week: Finders Keepers
    • Spelling Words: 5x each
      1. daughter

        2.  taught

        3.  laundry

        4.  naughty

        5.  laugh

        6. caught

        7.  thought

        8.  rough

        9.  bought

        10. ought

        11.  fought

        12.  tough

        13.  through

        14.  enough

        15.  brought

        16.  forethought

        17.  throughout

        18.  cough

  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Continuing with chapter 7, The Fire Department, The Police Department

TUESDAY 5/3/22

  • MATH
    • I can do an activity using equivalent fractions and practice vocabulary.  p. 593 and 619  No Homework.
  • SCIENCE
    • I can work on finishing my social animal project.
  • RELIGION
    • I can do a review for the religion test for Session 12 Church Leaders.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: assemble
    • Winn Dixie: Chapter 5
    • Make an adverb flip book
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Continue with chapter 7
      • The Planning Department, The Public Works Department, California’s Government

WEDNESDAY 5/4/22

  • MATH
    • I can find the perimeter of a figure or shape.  p. 759-762.  My Hw. p. 763-764
  • SCIENCE
    • I can work on finishing my social animal project.
  • RELIGION
    • I can listen to the Gospel with Sr. Theresa or Mrs. Buchanan
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: eerie
    • Winn- Dixie chapter
    • Library for 3A
    • Practice for spelling test
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive

THURSDAY 5/5/22

  • MATH
    • I can review for the fraction test.  I can understand the difference between area and perimeter.  Intro lesson
  • SCIENCE
    • I can work on finishing my social animal project.
  • RELIGION
    • Religion test on Session 12 Church Leaders.  p. 97-103 in Text.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: essential
    • Spelling test
    • Spelling homework due (signed)
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Cursive

FRIDAY 5/6/22

  • MATH
    • Test on Fractions
  • RELIGION
    • I can read and draw the next part of the Pyramid of Success:  Determination p. 24-25.
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Word of the Day: butterfingers
  • LIBRARY
  • SPANISH
  • P.E.
  • CATCH-UP DAY