Miss Foyle's Classroom Updates
September 4, 2015
Curriculum Night - Thank you!
Here are links to the curriculum map QR codes and URLs (by grade level) for your child's core subjects and specials classes:
For those who were unable to make curriculum night (or who would like to look back on the information presented), you may click on the links below to access my presentations:
*For those parents of 8th grade students receiving Confirmation this year, please fill out and return THIS FORM (along with a copy of your child's Baptismal certificate) by Oct. 23rd to the school office. Thank you.
Join us for weekly Mass on Wednesdays @ 8 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church
6th graders explored different ways to pray this week - each took home his/her own prayer rock!
Students in 6A LA are loving their choice reading books and "RAP" (read any place) time in the classroom...
6A LA students were hard at work earlier in the week on their genre posters as they prepared to share with the class.
Week 2 in Review
Grade 6 Advisory - Mrs. Lewis and Miss Foyle
Grade 6 Language Arts
On the grammar front, students reviewed simple and compound subjects and predicates by identifying them in their workbook exercises. Students also started the first word study unit with roots meaning "to do, make." Be on the look out for words like facsimile, suffice, and petrify creeping into their everyday vocabulary.
And speaking of vocabulary...do you know what the word "absquatulate" means? Your 6th grader does! (HINT: It's moving in a certain fashion...)
Grade 6 Religion
The sixth graders had a strong week in Religion class. Kicking off the week, students studied about prayer from the textbook and learned sign language to represent the forms of prayer: thanksgiving, petition, reporting sins, and praising God. Laterin the week, they reflected on the Mass and were introduced to the idea of keeping a Mass journal (with a template). They each received a prayer rock to remind them of the importance of prayer in their lives.
On Thursday, students entered into the prayer experience of Lectio Divina (Divine Word) with open hearts and minds. It was a silent, beautiful experience for all of us! We also used an analogy of sponges and water - be sure to ask your child about that. On Friday the students spent time in guided meditation after listening to the read aloud, "Grandad's Prayers of the Earth." It brought a wonderful close to our week.
Students can be quoted as reflecting on this week's activities as follows: "Your heart grows every time you talk to God in prayer" (6A student) & "Anyone can fill someone else with love" (6B student).
Grade 8 Religion
On Friday, a jigsaw activity and video helped the students dive into the Church's liturgical year. They worked collaboratively in small groups to become "experts" on their assigned season, and they will teach their classmates about that season next week.