Miss Foyle's Classroom Updates
Room 322 - December 5, 2014
This week's ADVENT WORD is WATCH - we are watching and waiting for Jesus through our interactions with one another...
The feast of the Immaculate Conception (when we celebrate Mary being conceived by her parents, Ann & Joachim, without sin) is a holy day of obligation for Catholics. A parish Mass at St. Joseph's Church will be held Monday, December 8th, at 8 a.m. All Hill Street students will be attending. Please join us for our school's namesake feast!
7th & 8th grade students will participate in a short retreat and Reconciliation service during school on Tuesday, December 9th. Please keep them in your prayers as they further prepare their hearts for the coming of Jesus at Christmas. 6th grade's retreat will be on December 16th in the afternoon.
8th grade service opportunities have been sent home as they become available. Please speak with your child about his/her plans for service. Email Miss Foyle (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns.
What We've Been Up to in 322...
6th Grade Language Arts
Writing: Students differentiated among the three types/purposes of writing: narrative, informative, and argumentative. In conjunction with Book Club, students have started crafting narrative paragraphs within the context of their novels...but with a twist! They have written paragraphs from another character's perspective (while staying true to the story). All of them will be up soon, and you can see your child's work at icsjheroes.blogspot.com.
Grammar: Your vs. you're & their vs. they're vs. there - How can we possibly keep these all straight?! Have no fear - students have learned a few tricks of the trade to use the various words correctly in their own writing. They're going to be just fine!
Word Study: Students reviewed the first set of common suffixes and prefixes before taking their quiz on Thursday. Next week, students will continue to explore additional suffixes and prefixes (in addition to reviewing this past week's), which will allow them to better determine new word meanings as they come across them in their independent reading.
Genius Hour: Students have continued to shine during their Genius Hour presentations. This week we heard about the science of paper airplaine-folding, how to run a mile, and others!
7th Grade Religion
Next week, students will receive a review sheet to prepare for a short quiz about Advent. They will also share their Jewish cultural projects and continue to reflect on the meaning of the seasons of Advent and Christmas.
8th Grade Religion
Next week, students will learn a little bit about Vatican II and the Church in today's modern world. They will also spend time learning about Advent.