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Mrs. Mary Fedora (Grade 6)

mfedora@materdolorosaschool.org

 Important Dates/Information: 

*Thanksgiving Prayer Service will be held in the gym at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21st.  All are welcomed.

*Thanksgiving Break is Wed., 11/22 to Fri., 11/24.  Happy Thanksgiving and see you all back in school on Monday, Nov. 27th. 

*Any 6th grade student who is interested in becoming a Mater Dolorosa School Student Council member has until Tue., 11/21 to submit their anonymous essay.  An informational sheet outlining criteria was sent home with your child last week. 

 Sixth Grade

Week of 11/20 to 11/21

 Math - Ratios, Topic 9.  This topic applies their knowledge of fractions, which we have practiced since last year. We will continue to work on lessons from this topic.  

Religion - Ch. 9 'Our Land and God's Kingdom' test on Tue., 11/21  

Social Studies - Ch. 4 - 'Ancient Egypt and Nubia'.  We will finish Section 2, 'Art, Architecture, and Learning in Egypt'.  They have enjoyed watching documentaries on mummification and pyramids.  

English - Verbs test on Tue., 11/21.

Reading - Students recorded the ten vocabulary terms for the story 'Autumn' by Sterling North into their notebooks on last Friday.  We will be focusing on the author's use of sensory words/details as we read the story together on Monday and Tuesday.

   As always, thank you for all you do for your child.  Have a good week.

Regards, 

Mrs. Fedora

Grade Five Math

Week of 11/20 to 11/21

Math - Topic 5, Dividing by 2-Digit Divisors.  This topic expands upon the skills from the previous topic.  As mentioned before, students must make more of an effort to practice their math facts at home.  Ten minutes a day does wonders for mastery of this skill.  All math facts are needed for long-division. On Monday, we will practice dividing numbers in the thousands by 2-digit divisors.  There are no surprises to this skill, and if they follow the steps of long-division, they should be fine.  

Have a great week.

Mrs. Fedora