Mrs. Williams

new year January 22, 2019

Dear Students & Parents,

As we near the start of the 2019 Catholic Schools' Week celebrations, we have been hard at work continuing all of our units of study! We have also taken the time to showcase what we have been learning in math and science while having some 'SuperBowl' fun! We hope to see you this coming weekend at our Opening Liturgy at 10:00a.m. at St. Ignatius. Please also join us back at school for an Open House directly after Mass. 

The following classroom supplies are very low: paper towels, Ticonderoga pencils. Any donations would be greatly appreciated!

Important Things to Know This Week
1. Please send in your Family "Wordle" and collage photo as soon as possible. Lots of cutting and mounting has to occur prior to these being hung throughout the halls! If you are unable to print in color from home, follow the download instructions and email it to me. :-)

In math this week we will be:
-finishing Chapter 5 - Factors, Multiples and Patterns. The essential question that will drive our lessons is: How can you find factors and multiples, and how can you generate and describe number patterns? Students should continue to practice their math facts and review the strategies/concepts we learned in the beginning of the year.  
This week students will be learning how to:
-find the multiples for a given number. Skip counting and our multiplication facts will be very helpful with this. 
-find common multiples between numbers.
-determine if a number is prime or composite.
-determine the number pattern rule and/or apply a number pattern rule.
On Friday, we will review factors, divisibility rules, common factors, multiples, prime vs. composite and number patterns in preparation for the Chapter 5 Test on Monday. A short homework assignment will be given over the weekend for extra practice of the types of questions they need to practice.  Although this seems like a lot, it is being done so that no tests have to be given on days when exciting activities are taking place (Sports Day is Tuesday)!      


In science this week we will be: 
-working on Unit 5 - Weather. This unit will help students better understand how water moves in a regular cycle that influences the weather. There are many opportunities for experiments and digital labs to enhance student understanding of important concepts. 
This week we will be focusing on the following objectives:
-Describe the composition of the atmosphere (how does air pressure affect us?)
-Identify factors that make up weather.
-Explain how weather conditions are measured.
-Explain how different types of precipitation form. 

In religion this week we will be:
-starting Chapter 11 - The Third Commandment. In Chapter 10 the students learned about the Second Commandment and the respect and honor due to God's name.  In this chapter they will learn about the Third Commandment and ways we observe the Lord's Day. The following topics will guide our discussions:
-God gave us a special day to rest and worship him.
-We keep the Lord's Day holy by participating in Sunday Mass.
-The Lord's Day is a day for rest and relaxation.
-We keep the Lord's Day holy by caring for the needs of others.      

For news about Reading, ELA and Social Studies, please click HERE to go to Ms. Grant's website.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at any time or call/leave a message at school (516-432-8900).  

Mrs. Williams

Mondays -  MUSIC
Tuesdays - LIBRARY

Wednesdays - SPANISH/GYM

Thursdays - COMPUTER
Fridays - ART