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Grade 6 (Mrs. Fedora)

 

mfedora@materdolorosaschool.org

IMPORTANT DATES/HAPPENINGS

*Junior High has a year-long service project collecting used eye glasses for the Lions Club.  Feel free to send in any old or unused pairs with your student.  

*Grade 6 Families - Our theme for this year's 'Theme Basket Raffle' for our annual Fall Festival is TAILGATE PARTY TIME basket.  We had a fun brainstorming session about possibilities (which are endless).  Your child should be able to give you great 'out-of-the-box' ideas that were suggested in class.  Donations will be accepted UP TO MONDAY, OCTOBER 22ND.  Grade 6 students will be visiting each classroom daily to collect donations.  On Monday, October 22nd, Grade 6 students will be assembling all the theme baskets.  They will be working on this during their Religion classes as a service project.  They are very excited. 

*Wed., 10/17 - Box Tops will be collected today.  

*Fri., 10/19 - Teacher Professional Development Day - All Diocese of Springfield Catholic Schools will be closed today.  All teachers will be attending a PD Day at Pope Francis High School in Springfield.  Enjoy your day off.  

 Week of 10/15 to 10/18

 

 Grade 5 Religion -  Ch. 5, "We Are Baptized Into the Body of Christ"; we will learn about St. Maximilian Kolbe, the Jordan River and baptism of Jesus, and about the Sacrament of Baptism.  We will also spend some time focusing on the rosary and The Blessed Virgin Mary.  Ch. 5 test next Monday, 10/22.

Grade 5 Social Studies - Map Skills - Using/reading various types of maps.  These will be the last map skills lessons from the unit.  Test on using/reading maps is Tue., 10/16.  As we now move through our chapters, students will be expected to apply their map skills to participate in chapter activities.  

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Grade 6 Religion - Ch. 5, "Slavery and Deliverance", the story of Moses and the Exodus.  Ch. 5 test will be Th., 10/18.  Praying of the Rosary and The Blessed Virgin Mary will also be a focus during the month of October.  

Grade 6 Social Studies   Chapter 4, "Ancient Egypt and Nubia" section activities, including reading comprehension, cooperative group work, map skills. There will be no formal chapter test for Chapter 4.  Instead, students will be assigned a pyramid project.  More info to come.  

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Grade 7 History -  Ch. 3, "Exploration and Colonization" vocabulary test Part 2 on Tuesday, 10/16. Chapter 3 activities this week.  Chapter 3 test grade will be an assigned project.  More info to come.

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Grade 8 History -   Last week was an interrupted week, but we will finish our "document based" activities from Chapter 16 and share our interpretations as a class this week.  Chapter 17, "The Civil War 1861 - 1865" vocabulary test was moved to Mon., 10/15.  Both chapters focus on the Civil War (one of my favorite historical eras).  Movies and documentaries will be shown to enhance students' learning, and various cooperative group activities will be assigned and graded for participation.  There will be an assigned project to replace a chapter test.  More info to come.

Love,

Mrs. Fedora