Hi Parents and Students,
St. Joseph Academy’s last day of school is Wednesday, June 10th. Monday, June 8th, through Wednesday, June 10th, will be half days. Please continue to listen to the videos and complete all work on the assigned days. Please look under each subject to find the videos and assignments. Lessons will be posted daily.
Please upload completed assignments daily by 8:00 p.m. to your child’s private DropBox account. This way, I will know that students are attending school and working each day. These photos also are used as assessments and grades during this time. I will call and/or email only once if I do not receive assignments. It is the parent’s responsibility to notify me by email if there is a problem with completing the work on time or if your child will be absent. If work is not sent to me on a daily basis, a student will possibly be marked absent unless I am notified of any issues.
Please remember to look at the websites of the specials teachers for any specific assignments. Attendance at Zoom classes is NOT optional.
For additional family-time activities, please click on classroommagazines.scholastic.com.
- Wednesday, May 27th: Science at 9:30. Meeting ID 971 9428 0799. Password 5MChru. Click here for the Tinkercad class that Mrs. J mentioned in class today.
- Wednesday, May 27th: Click here for the link to celebrate the NASA rocket launch with SpaceX Crew Dragon from Florida, beginning around 4:30, depending on weather.
- Tuesday, May 26th: As I said previously, we will have a Zoom reading class at 9:00 today and one on Wednesday, May 27th, at 10:30. Meeting ID is 297 606 2274. Password 883128. Please remember to bring your readers and SuperKids workbooks!
- Tuesday, May 26th: I encourage you to please check the specials’ teachers websites (Spanish/computer, art, music, physical education), as well as this message section, to complete any missing work that is due now or past due. Incomplete assignments could possibly result in a lowered grade for the third trimester. Please note, I do NOT know if you are missing any work from the specials’ teachers. You will need to email them directly. I only keep track of my own assignments. Teachers are working to close their grade books and complete report cards. Please make sure that you are up-to-date with any online work (SuperKids assessment, happynumbers.com, Mobymax.com) as well. Also, I have not received reading videos from many parents. Please make sure you upload your child reading one of the SuperKids page assignments IF you have not already done so.
- Friday, May 22nd: Mr. K reminded everyone to check his website for the reading/written assignments or click on the following links, Bite Into Healthy Eating, Our Bodies, and Too Sweet. Many from our class have not completed them. This could possibly result in a lowered grade for the trimester. You can email the completed work or any questions directly to Mr. K at email@example.com. Please do not email the work to me or upload it to DropBox.
- Tuesday, May 19th: Please remember to upload a video of your child reading the assignment if you have not done so.
- Monday, May 11th: Click Woodwind Family Circle, Woodwinds Lesson, and Instrument Page for Mrs. Minetti’s new music assignment. Please refer to her email for any Youtube links. Email all completed work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember to put your child’s name and grade on the assignment. Please do not upload music assignments in your private DropBox account. Please do not send completed music assignments to my school email account.
- Wednesday, May 6th: Please email all Spanish and computer work to email@example.com. Remember to put your child’s name and grade. Please do not email it to me or upload to DropBox. Images are not always transferable.
- Monday, May 4th: Please upload your child’s completed work by 8:00 p.m. each night. This is to ensure attendance for each day. You must notify me if there is a problem or if your child will be absent.
- Mondays: Music zoom class with Mrs. Minetti at 9:30. Meeting ID: 422 693 9379. Password: 352322
- Wednesdays: Science with Mrs. J at 9:30. Meeting ID 971 9428 0799. Password 5MChru.
- Thursdays: Gym with Mr. K at 12:30. Meeting ID 767 189 4091. Password: StJoAnne20. Please go to his webpage for any additional assignments. Reading/writing assignments have been added for physical education. Please take pictures of the completed work and email them directly to Mr. K at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sundays: All lessons and videos will be kept on the website for one week. Each Sunday, I will delete all videos and lessons in order to add the new week’s lessons.
FUN-FRIDAY POP ART TO WELCOME SUMMER
HARD AT WORK AT HOME
INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO LINKS TO ACCESS OUR CURRENT ONLINE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.
PLEASE KEEP A LIST OF ALL PASSWORDS.
- Mobymax.com. (Mobymax.com/signin/OHAGAN2#)
- Freckle.com. Students must log in using their full first and last names.
MONDAY, MAY 25th’s, VIDEOS AND ASSIGNMENTS: No School
TUESDAY, MAY 26th’s, VIDEOS AND ASSIGNMENTS: Superkids (video), math (video), reading (pages), penmanship (video). Please remember Superkids/reading zoom at 9:00.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th’s, VIDEOS AND ASSIGNMENTS: SuperKids (video), math (video), reading (pages), penmanship (video). Please remember science at 9:30 and reading at 10:30.
THURSDAY, MAY 28th’s, VIDEOS AND ASSIGNMENTS:
FRIDAY, MAY 29th’s, VIDEOS AND ASSIGNMENTS:
Please read with your child for 15 minutes each night. Please use the Orton-Gillingham method of arm tapping of red words practiced in class to master the spelling of red words. Please allow your children to read phonics homework aloud on their own. It does not help your children develop reading fluency if you complete the work.
- Link to Duke Farms Eagle Cam.
- Link to the San Diego Zoo Koala cam
- Link to the Jenkinsons aquarium penguin exhibit.
- Link to Dollywood’s Eagle Cam. See how big the baby is now. Click on the Grant and Glenda camera.
LESSONS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 25th – 29th
(all lessons are subject to change)
JOURNAL WRITING: Students will write daily in their journals. Topics will be given and students will practice brainstorming of ideas prior to writing. Students will learn paragraph development and understand the concepts of main idea and details.
SPELLING: Students will practice the Orton-Gillingham methods of clapping out sounds in pattern words and arm tapping of red words. They will use the Decodable Book on the SmartBoard to develop reading fluency. Students will mark pages either with a CW (classwork) or HW (homework). Phonics: Associate vowels with short-vowel sounds RF.2.3a; Blend sounds to decode words RF.2.3; Spelling: Encode words using letter-sound knowledge L.2.2d; Listening and speaking: Follow oral directions: Listen to and discuss a read-aloud selection SL.2.1a, SL.2.2.
PHONICS: Students will continue their sixth packet on contractions. The packet is used as a combination of lessons/classwork and homework. The packet is designed to be completed as a unit and should NOT be completed in one night. They will continue to practice the Orton-Gillingham method of clapping out syllables in order to improve spelling. Pages will be marked with a CW (classwork) or HW (homework).
READING: Group setting: Students will practice pages 104 -113 in their second readers, The Superkids Take Off. They will review the table of contents and practice picture walks. They will listen to the pages on the SmartBoard to develop word awareness.
TUESDAY: Read aloud pages 156 – 157
WEDNESDAY: Read aloud pages 158 – 159
Book Club (in class/at home): Students will continue their audiobook, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This is an at-home reading assignment where students and parents share a book together. Students will complete a response journal about the book.
Super Magazine (in class): Students have received a themed, nonfiction magazine. The first theme is What’s New. They will learn the concepts of headlines, photo captions, news articles, features, and departments.
MATH: Students have completed Chapter 9: Subtraction to the Hundreds in their second workbook. Students will review the hundreds place. They also will use addition skills to solve to the hundreds, first with no regrouping, then single and double regrouping. They will use manipulatives, as well as the SMARTBoard, to improve fluency with basic fact fluency. Please do not have children go ahead in their workbooks, as lessons are designed as classwork and homework. Pages will be marked with CW (classwork) or HW (homework). It is important that you can continue to practice facts at home as students will rely more on mental math skills. Students will bring their math books home for two nights prior to the chapter test.
TUESDAY: Subtraction Review
RELIGION: Students will continue their unit on the Eucharist. When students have a chapter test, they will bring their books home for two days prior to the test. Please review and study the chapter at home with your child.
********WEDNESDAY, May 20th: Chapter 15 test. This must be completed by the end of today, May 20th.********
SCIENCE: Students have completed the five units. We now are being introduced to the 3D printer and robotics. Girls must pull back their hair on Wednesday, which is Lab Day. Students also will use a science textbook to learn about plants and animals.
WEDNESDAY: Science lab at 9:30. Meeting ID 971 9428 0799. Password 5MChru.
SOCIAL STUDIES: Students will use Social Weekly to learn different topics each week. Please keep the Weekly Readers in your child’s folder until I tell them they can keep them at home. Students will focus on Changes in America for the next several weeks. This includes Changes for the Native Americans, Immigration, History and Time, Exploration.
TUESDAY: Lowercase and Capital w/W
WEDNESDAY: Word Practice
Please remember to initial and return the behavior calendar each day.
Monday: Music (Mrs. Minetti) and Spanish (Mrs. Sanchez)
Tuesday: Computer (Mrs. Sanchez) and Art (Mr. Konciak),
Wednesday: Science Lab (Mrs. Jakowenko)
Thursday: Physical Education (Mr. Koslowski)
Wednesday, June 10th, is the last day of school!
Enjoy your summer!