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Monday, February 22, 2010

Week of February 22nd

For anyone who was having problems with the RALLY site - here's a direct link -

RALLY Test prep

School is CLOSED for Friday, February 26th.

Upcoming tests:

Monday (3/1) Word Study (Lesson 4)
Wednesday (3/3) Math - geometry
Thursday (3/4) Science - plants

Thursday Homework -

Read for 20 minutes and record on log.
Olympics packet
Math - 2 review sheets (both sides of each)
Word Study - packet

Essay - see sheet for explanation

Wednesday Homework -

Read for 20 minutes and record on log.
Reading packet (first 4 pages only)
Math p 92 You can find examples to help you here - 3D shapes
Science - update weather chart (in your Science notebook) from the paper I gave you.
Complete sheet - both sides

Tuesday -


The class did such a fantastic job staying on task and not calling out that they won a day of no homework. We managed to finish everything in class so we had nothing we had to do for homework tonight. Good job!

Welcome Back!  I hope everyone had a great vacation.

Monday Homework -

on Olympics. Read about the sports and answer the questions. Underline any uses of metric length/distance.

Finish George Washington sheets.

Religion - think about how you can pray more during Lent. Fill in your prayer plan on the first line of the sheet.  Read the other Religion sheet about Lenten activities.

Math - sheet and study metric measurement for length/distance.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

REMINDER - Science Fair

Science Fair projects are going to be due the first week of March so getting started on them over break is a good idea. 

If you have any questions about this, post them here.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Olympics links

For those of you keeping track of the Olympics and your athlete - here are some useful links:

NBC's Olympic coverage - LOTS of information

Official 2010 Vancouver Olympics site

Official website of the Olympic movement 

USA Olympics Team site - info on the athletes

ESPN's coverage of the Olympics

You can find a schedule of events and the medal results here.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Lightning Thief

The movie of The Lightning Thief opened today and I know some of you were planning on seeing it. Let us know what you think.  Was it as good as the book? Can you just enjoy the movie for the fun it is without worrying about comparing it to the book?

Share your thoughts with us.

Isabelle, if you check in, did you see that Borders is selling a Camp Halfblood tee shirt?


Winter Olympics

Are you watching the Opening Ceremonies?  Share your thoughts in the comments section.

I'll use this post to keep us updated about our Winter Olympics project.

Think about this statement. What does it mean and how does it relate to sports you play?

"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well." Olympic Creed 

"Swifter, Higher, Stronger"
Official Olympic Motto

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Remember - tomorrow is team spirit day.  $2 dress down in some sports or team clothing.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


It's official - we're closed tomorrow - Thursday.

SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!

I hope you're all enjoying the unexpected holiday!

I thought a snow day was the perfect time to introduce our new project. We're going to be doing our own version of the Winter Olympics as practice for the State Science Test.

Since the Winter Olympics in Vancouver are beginning just as we go on break, we'll be doing the bulk of the project when we return to school the last week in February. In the meantime though, I'm going to ask each of you to choose your favorite Olympic sport and find out more about it.

We were going to be working on this in school this week - and we will tomorrow if we have school - but you can start thinking about it now if you happen to stop by here today.

You can start at the Official Website of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Pick a sport that you'd like to learn more about and start researching about it.You can follow the sport next week during the Olympic week that we're on vacation and then report back to us at the end of February.

We'll talk more about this tomorrow but you can start thinking about it now - you know - while you're off enjoying your SNOW DAY!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Week of February 8 - 12

School is officially canceled for Wednesday.
If we have to close on Thursday, I will post that information here once we know.

Tuesday Homework

Read 20 minutes and record on log.

Reading comprehension sheet.

Science - text pages 92-93 questions 1 - 15 on looseleaf.

Math - sheet

Word study - sheets

For the person who forgot the math notebook - study this:

I'm not sure who sent this comment -
hello, I have my rrj notebook but i'm not sure what i have to do.

You received a small sheet of paper with two questions on it. You are supposed to answer them in your RRJ. I know everyone got the paper because I put one on each desk.

Monday Homework -

Read for 20 minutes and record on log
Write a response to the 2 questions in your RRJ.

Math - measurement sheets and study for quiz on polygons

Science - sheet

Word Study - words in WS notebook

Monday, February 1, 2010

Week of February 1 - 5

Alex - if you see this - I got a new copy of Sea of Monsters today so I'll have it for you on Monday.

Also - everyone make sure you have your copy of Tale of Despereaux with you on Monday.
Think how you could write a Somebody Wanted But So summary of Mig's part of the story.
(You don't have to write it yet - just think about it.)

Friday -

I hope everyone enjoyed students day.

Have fun in the snow this weekend but stay safe and be ready to be REALLY busy working REALLY hard next week.

Also remember next week is school spirit week.  Monday is the bake sale.

Thursday Homework -

Read 20 minutes. Record on log

Science sheet 

Math - workbook page and sheet. Study the polygons on the sheet.

 People who sent questions - I answered them in the comments section below.

Wednesday Homework -

Read 20 minutes. Record on log

Complete Word Study test. Yes, you may use the sheets. This is your reward for doing such a beautiful job in church today.

Study for the SS test. Study the Take Home test and the work you did in class the other day.

Thank you to everyone for doing such a wonderful job with our Mass today. You made the Feast of St. Blaise a very special Mass.

Tuesday Homework -

Read 20 minutes. Record on log
Do Groundhog reading sheet
Math - sheet (both sides) Remember NO help. If you can't do a problem, write down where you got stuck.
Finish the SS (pages 100 and 101)
Word Study - test tomorrow.

Monday Homework -

Read 20 minutes. You will get the February log tomorrow so you can record it then.

Math - sheet. Do work in notebook and record answer on sheet.

Science - sheet

Reading - story sheet

Reminder  Word Study test on Wednesday and SS test on Thursday.