Room 7 Weekly Newsletter 2/12

Weekly Newsletter 2/12

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Thank you to our wonderful room parents, Mrs. Mansour and Mrs. Plowy, for organizing and setting up our 4/5 Gala basket and tablescape.  They did an amazing job!  Thank you to all the families who donated.  We had an abundance of donations!

The Gala was a huge success!  If you missed it, we are selling Gala student artwork in each classroom.  You can purchase your child’s artwork for $20.

Religion:  Next week, we will cover Chapter 17 in our Religion series.  In Chapter 16, students learned about the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance.  In this chapter, they will learn that Jesus and the Apostles cared for the sick and suffering, and that the Church continues the work of Jesus’ healing ministry.

4th Grade Language Arts:

This week’s…

  • Target Vocabulary: organisms, directly, affect, traces, vast, habitats, variety, species, banned, radiation
  • Vocabulary Strategy: Using context
  • Comprehension Skill: Main ideas and details—identifying a topic’s main idea and details
  • Comprehension Strategy: Monitor/ clarify—recognizing confusing passages as you read and coming up with methods to understand them
  • Spelling Words: tiniest, hobbies, copied, countries, pitied, easier, laziest, families, spied, happiest, ladies, friendlier, studied, busier, breezier, prettiest, noisier, healthier, butterflies, funniest   (Homework assignment can be found here.)

Don’t forget our class has a Quizlet account with the Vocabulary and Spelling words for both 4th and 5th grade at

5th Grade Language Arts:

This week’s…

  • Vocabulary:  mimic, mocking, efficient, personally, lacked, rural, tedious, organize, summons, peal
  • Target Skill:  Compare and Contrast Actions, Text and Graphic Features, Text Structure
  • Target Strategy: Monitor/Clarify
  • Spelling: formal, whistle, label, puzzle, legal, angle, normal, needle, angel, pupil, struggle, level, local, bicycle, channel, global, stumble, quarrel, article   (Homework assignment can be found here.)

Don’t forget our class has a Quizlet account with the Vocabulary and Spelling words for both 4th and 5th grade at

4th Grade Math:  Students will continue with long division.

5th Grade Math:  Review of Chapter 5 Concepts

Social Studies:  We will begin Chapter 4 on European Settlements.  Students will describe the aims and accomplishments of English, French, and Dutch explorers.  We will also understand the significance of the defeat of the Spanish Armada.

Science:  Unit B Chapter 5 The Solar System

Upcoming Important Dates and Events (Tests are only added on a weekly basis and subject to change):

Sunday 2/14:  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Monday 2/15: Presidents’ Day, No School

Wednesday 2/16:  8am Mass, 5th Grade Chapter 5 Math Test, 2:30pm Dismissal

Thursday 2/18:  9am Stations of the Cross in the Church

Friday 2/19:  Religion Chapter 17 Test, LA/Spellilng 3.15 Tests, 12noon Dismissal

Tuesday 2/23: Field Trip

Wednesday 2/24:  8am Mass, 2:30pm Dismissal

Thursday 2/25:  5th Grade Stations of the Cross at 9am in the Church

For an up-to-date version of our school calendar please visit