Monday, September 26, 2011

Week of September 26, 2011


This week we are finishing up our ITBS and Cogat standardized testing. You have worked very hard over the last week and I am so proud of you!

Congratulations for filling up your marble jar! Now let's see if we can fill it up even faster this time...

Don't forget to bring your L.A. County Fair field trip slips & $10 by Wednesday at the latest
Don't forget you need to pack a lunch with you for the field trip! 

Please view the following websites to review for your human body systems final on Wednesday:

Let's have a great week!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Week of September 12th, 2011

Hi students and parents!

Let's make sure we take some time to say a prayer for all of those who still suffer over the horrible events of September 11th, 2001.

Now let's take a look at what is going on this week:

Wednesday 9/14: Mass with 1st grade & school PICTURE DAY. Make sure you bring your order forms if you plan on purchasing photo packages! Don't forget to smile!
Friday 9/16: Noon Dismissal

-Progress reports go home this week!
-Next week (9/19) begins ITBS testing and it is important that we are all ready to do our very best! Make sure you are in the habit of eating a healthy breakfast every morning and getting a good night's sleep.

 Extra Credit
An extra credit assignment has been assigned. This extra credit assignment will go towards both reading and science as we are reading about Volcanoes in our current story in language arts. Students were asked to make a model volcano and label it with the following words: magma, lava, crust, and summit. They were also asked to choose one of the four types of volcanoes (cinder cone, composite, shield, dome) we learned about in class to make a model of. For full credit, volcanoes must be labeled, but they do not have to erupt (using baking soda and vinegar). The volcanoes are due on Wednesday, September 14th.

In Science we are studying how all plants and animals have ways of transporting materials throughout the body. We have already learned about the Digestive System (pictures to come!) and the Excretory System. Next we are learning about the Respiratory System. Can you take an educated guess at what the Respiratory System helps us to do? Check out the websites below for more information: 

Let's have a great week!
-Ms. Jordan 


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Week of September 6th, 2011

Welcome back from the three day weekend!

Here's what's going on this week:

-Students will be given a retake States & Capitals Test on Friday, September 9th. Please practice at home and come prepared!

-Tomorrow is the Digestive System Quiz. Students will be expected to be able to label the parts of the Digestive System and know basic facts about each of the organs involved: Esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, pancreas, gall bladder, liver.

-Students are beginning our new and final selection in the theme "Nature's Fury" called "Volcanoes". The new spelling and vocabulary words have been posted at the left of the blog.

-ITBS (Iowa) Testing begins September 19th and goes through the 30th. Please get your brains ready by going to bed early and having a healthy breakfast!

-Progress Reports will be distributed next week.

-We are going to the L.A. County Fair on September 30th to reward ourselves for doing well on the ITBS! So let's stay focused and show everyone just how smart St. Raphael students are!

 To get some extra studying and practice in, please view the following websites:

States & Capitals Practice:!
Digestive System Websites:

Let's have a great week!

-Ms. Jordan