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Mrs. Mary Fedora (Grade 6)

 

mfedora@materdolorosaschool.org

 Important Dates/Information: 

*Wed., 12/6 - Spaghetti Supper in the school social center, 4 - 7 p.m..

*Fri., 12/8 - Feast of Immaculate Conception (Holy Day of Obligation).  There will be a school Mass in the social center/gym at 9:30 a.m..  Please consider joining us this Advent Season. 

*Gingerbread Shoppe - Grade 6 visits the Gingerbread Shoppe on Monday, 12/11, bright and early at 8:20 a.m..  If you would like your child to shop for their families, please send their funds and a Christmas shopping list (in a baggie or envelope) with them on Dec. 11th.

 Sixth Grade

Week of 12/4 to 12/8

 Math - We will begin lessons from Topic 10, 'Rates', on Monday.  We will mainly focus on Lessons 1-4, which cover 'Understanding Rates', 'Comparing Rates', 'Unit Rates', and 'Unit Price'.  We would like to ask for anyone's unwanted grocery store circulars for the students to use during the lessons on unit pricing.  You can send them in with your student during the week.  Thank you ahead of time. 

Religion - This week in Religion, we will focus on the concept of Advent some more.  We will be working on our Advent bulletin board art project throughout the week in place of an actual chapter test, therefore, there will be no Religion test this week.  

Social Studies - Ch. 4 - 'Ancient Egypt and Nubia'.  A study guide was handed out on Friday, 12/1, and students began to complete it during our social studies block of time.  Ample time was given throughout the remainder of the day on Friday to complete the study guide.  Study guides will be reviewed on Monday, 12/4, so that students can begin to study for the Ch. 4 test scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 7th.    

English - Unit 4 from Vocabulary Workshop textbook.  Unit 4 spelling and vocabulary test will be Tue., 12/5.  Parts of speech, definitions, spellings, synonyms, antonyms, and word usage are included in the test.  Accented syllables are bonus questions. A separate spelling test on all 20 words is also given.  

Reading - We will be reading a play adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.  Students will record vocabulary for this story into their notebooks on Monday.  A brief background of Victorian England and the life of Charles Dickens will precede our reading of this Christmas classic.  There will be a reading comprehension test the week of Dec. 11th, exact date TBD.  I also anticipate watching one or two versions of the movie before we leave for Christmas vacation.  

  As always, thank you for all you do for your child.  Have a good week.

Regards, 

Mrs. Fedora

Grade Five Math

Week of 12/4 to 12/8

Math - Topic 6, 'Multiplying Decimals'.  This topic is an expansion on multiplying numbers.  Students will need to continue their practicing of math facts, as they will need to apply them to this math skill.  

Have a great week.

Mrs. Fedora