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Grade 5 (Mrs. Fedora)

 mfedora@materdolorosaschool.org

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"Be watchful!  Be alert!  You do not know when the time will come." 

Mark 13:33

Week of 2/22 - 2/26 

Welcome Back!  I hope everyone was able to have a fun, yet relaxing, February break.  

**We will discuss STAR testing - what it will look like, what it will do/show, how will we administer it, how do we 'take' it?

GRADE 5

*** IMPORTANT -  Mask-wearing is expected of ALL students (except when eating, taking a quick drink, and specified 'mask break' instances).  We are a caring classroom community, and as such, are expected and encouraged to respect the health and well-being of all those around us.  Please refer to the School Covid-19 Policy, found as a link on the school website's main page, for more clarification should anyone have any confusions regarding this matter.  Thank you for being so diligent.  We will get through this together, I promise!

Religion - We will focus on learning about different saints through the 'Saint of the Day' page on www.franciscanmedia.org.  We will complete Unit 2 lessons on 'What Is a Sacrament?' as well as engage in supplemental lessons on the Lenten Season.  Throughout this Lenten Season, students will participate in Stations of the Cross each Friday afternoon in our classroom.

ELA - Spelling - Our next test is scheduled for Friday, 2/26.  Students should remember to complete their daily spelling classwork assignments;unfinished classwork should be completed for homework and returned the following morning to receive credit. Literature/Reading Comprehension -  Progress ELA text Unit 5 selections (focus on figurative language, author's point of view, and dramatic structure of stories) along with supplemental reading comprehension skill practice activities;Grammar/Writing - Subjects, Predicates;focusing on matching short-answer responses to specific questions being asked;5-paragraph essay lessons.  There will be IXL skill practice assignments throughout the week.

Social Studies - Reading charts and tables practice continues, along with completion of Ch. 5 lessons.  There will be IXL skill practice assignments throughout the week.

Grade 6

ELA - Spelling and Vocabulary Workshop - We are working with Unit 14 words.  Tests are Fri., 2/26. Grammar/Writing - Figurative language/Figures of Speech; Literature - Progress ELA text Unit 5 selections and additional supplemental reading comprehension activities focusing on specific reading skills(analyzing word choice, analyzing text structure, explaining author's point of view).  There will be IXL practice assignments throughout the week.

 Grade 7

ELA - See Grade 6 above.

Grade 8

 ELA -  Spelling and Vocabulary Workshop - We will be working with Unit 14 words;tests on Fri., 2/26.  Grammar/Writing - Figurative Language (more practice);persuasive writing. Literature - Progress ELA text Unit 5 selections (how do authors use language, structure, and point of view to create meaning?),  with additional supplemental reading comprehension activities focusing on specific reading skills.  There will be IXL practice assignments throughout the week.

 Thank you for all you do to support your student and their teachers.  If there are any questions, don't hesitate to email me.

Peace and blessings,

Mrs. Mary Fedora