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Mrs. Mary Dumont (Grade 5)

 EMAIL:  mdumont@materdolorosaschool.org
 

October 16, 2017

Greetings,

This week we will not have school on Friday as the staff will be attending the diocesan in-service.

 Progress reports are due back, I am missing one or two.

I have decided to send home any papers whose grade is less than 70% for a parent signature. If a student does not put their name on a paper I will put it in a pile and they will have to find their missing work, if it is a graded assignment two points will be deducted.

For those who would like to order books on line my classroom code is RMJDH. This way your orders can be sent to school and the class will benefit from the bonus points as I begin to build my class room library.

Religion-This week we will be discussing the Sacrament of Baptism.

Social Studies-We will be having the Chapter two quiz on Wednesday. We will begin Chapter three and be learning about the age of discovery.

Thank you to those who donated items for the Thanksgiving Basket.

Science 5–This week we will be working on designing cars that run on air and we will be racing them in the hall. If your student offered to bring in a toy car to use, Monday is the day; Tuesday at the latest. We had our first quiz and it will, be returned on Monday. The quizzes that go with our new Science series asks students to analyze a problem and choose the correct solution. For many students this is a new thought process that will take a bit to adjust to. They will be fine.

Science 6 –We will redo the quiz on Monday.  The quizzes that go with our new Science series asks students to analyze a problem and choose the correct solution. For many students this is a new thought process that will take a bit to adjust to. They will be fine, but they need to develop analytical skills. I have begun teaching them how to take notes from the book.

ELA-Starting Monday we will begin working more directly from our reading series. The Spelling words and the vocabulary words will no longer be the same. You will probably begin to see more ELA/vocabulary homework.

 I still have openings for parent teacher conferences on Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th of October. I hope to send out a notice this week.

Have a great week.

Mrs. Dumont