Monday, March 18, 2019

Week of 3/18-3/22

Our happenings for the week... 

Math:  Lessons 87-90 Homework: side B, Math Test Friday
Below is what each grade is currently learning about (keep in mind each day adds something new, as well as builds on what we have already learned!) We also have one test every 5 lessons.
3rd grade: identifying fractions, word problems (missing number), multiplication with pictures (multiply groups),number patterns, roman numerals, similarity/differences in polygons, number order, arrays
4th grade: multiplication and division word problems, multiplication with arrays, time, improper fractions and mixed numbers, temperature with Fahrenheit and Celsius. 

Language Arts:  Spelling Test Friday

Reading: Students will continue reading in their reading groups and writing in response to the text and their jobs. Students may have homework of reading a chapter or continuing their reading from class. 
Spelling: Spelling Test Friday
Spelling Connections: Students will be working on unit 10-11 this week 
Cursive: 3rd grade: Lesson 5, 4th grade: Lesson 12
Writing: Ag Fest "What Were Made Of" essay contest. 

Science/S.S
We are moving on to research and essay writing for the Oregon Ag Fest Contest. Students will write essays that we will send in to enter to win a field trip to the Oregon Ag Fest! (Due This Thursday 3/21). 
Students chose a product/item grown/made in Oregon to research and write about. This will be done in class and as homework. Essays need to include: What the item is, where it is grown/made, how its get from farm to table/house (the process), how it is used (if applicable), and the connection to the student (ex. my family has a farm that grows the item).
For more information students may use the following websites, as well as textbooks. 
oregonaitc.org and oragfest.com

Science: We will currently be switching to our focus on S.S. this week and next for the Ag Fest Essay contest. 

**Reminders:
3/25-3/29: Spring Break!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns as the week goes on. Have a great week! 

Mrs. Montanez 

smontanez@saintpaulparochial.org

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Pi Day Items needed

*If any students have hats/baseball hats or flexible measuring tape to bring in tomorrow- we will be using them for an activity for Pi day!


Thank You!

Mrs. Montanez

Week of 3/11-3/15

I apologize this is late... Here are our happenings for the week!

Math:  Lessons 84-86 Homework: side B, Math Test Wednesday
Below is what each grade is currently learning about (keep in mind each day adds something new, as well as builds on what we have already learned!) We also have one test every 5 lessons.
3rd grade: identifying fractions, word problems (missing number), multiplication with pictures (multiply groups),number patterns, roman numerals, similarity/differences in polygons, number order
4th grade: multiplication and division word problems, multiplication with arrays, time, improper fractions and mixed numbers, temperature with Fahrenheit and Celsius. 
*On March 14th we will celebrate Pi Day (3.14) with the 7/8 class. They will lead us in activities around the mathematical number of pi! (No Saxon math lesson or homework on this day!)

Language Arts:  Spelling Test Friday

Reading: Students will continue reading in their reading groups and writing in response to the text and their jobs. Students may have homework of reading a chapter or continuing their reading from class. 

Spelling: Spelling Test Friday
Spelling Connections: Students will be working on unit 9-10 this week 
Cursive: 3rd grade: Lesson 4, 4th grade: Lesson 11

Writing: Ag Fest "What Were Made Of" essay contest. 

Science/S.S
We are moving on to research and essay writing for the Oregon Ag Fest Contest. Students will write essays that we will send in to enter to win a field trip to the Oregon Ag Fest!
Students will choose a product/item grown/made in Oregon. This will be done in class and as homework. Essays need to include: What the item is, where it is grown/made, how its get from farm to table/house (the process), how it is used (if applicable), and the connection to the student (ex. my family has a farm that grows the item).
For more information students may use the following website: 
oregonaitc.org and oragfest.com

Science: We will currently be switching to our focus on S.S. this week and next for the Ag Fest Essay contest. 

**Reminders:
March 14th- Pi Day - math activities with the 7/8 class
March 15th -  Shamfest 1:30-2pm Dress down: Wear Green!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns as the week goes on. Have a great week! 

Mrs. Montanez 

smontanez@saintpaulparochial.org

Friday, March 8, 2019

Supply caddies

Hello Parents!

I have talked with the class this week, and I have decided to put a ban on the supply caddies (that sit on top of students' desks). -If it is something that can fit in their desk, they may keep it- but only in their desk. We are doing this because they have become more of a distraction lately, rather than a useful tool for students to have. If you any questions or concerns about this please feel free to contact me.

Thanks for your support!

Mrs. Montanez

Monday, March 4, 2019

Week of 3/4-3/8

Our happenings this week...

Math:  Lessons 81-84 Homework: side B, Math Test Monday (moved because of the snow day last week)
Below is what each grade is currently learning about (keep in mind each day adds something new, as well as builds on what we have already learned!) We also have one test every 5 lessons.
3rd grade: identifying fractions, word problems (missing number), multiplication with pictures (multiply groups), lines of symmetry, number patterns, time elapsed. 
4th grade: multiplication and division word problems, multiplication with arrays, improper fractions and mixed numbers, balancing equations. 
*On March 14th we will celebrate Pi Day (3.14) with the 7/8 class. They will lead us in activities around the mathematical number of pi! (No Saxon math lesson or homework on this day!)

Language Arts:  Spelling Test Friday

Reading: Students will continue reading in their reading groups and writing in response to the text and their jobs. Students may have homework of reading a chapter or continuing their reading from class. 

Spelling: Spelling Test Friday
Spelling Connections: Students will be working on unit 9-10 this week 
Cursive: 3rd grade: Lesson 3, 4th grade: Lesson 10

Writing: Editing writing packet and auction letters continued

Science/S.S
ContinuingCascade notes/questions and filling in our counties map this week.

Science: Science Fair March 8th (Friday) - we shared all project in class so students will be ready for Friday. Students may bring in their demonstrations again to share with the whole school. 

**Reminders:
March 8th-  Science Fair in the afternoon (3rd-8th grade) all are welcome!
March 14th- Pi Day - math activities with the 7/8 class

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns as the week goes on. Have a great week! 

Mrs. Montanez 

smontanez@saintpaulparochial.org

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Class prize tomorrow 3/1

Hello!

Our class has earned their top class prize for their blurt beans! Students have chosen to have a similar Flashlight Friday time but requested playing games (board/card - no electronics) instead of reading (or do both). Students may bring in blankets, games and if they have a small snack they may bring that as well to enjoy tomorrow afternoon (Friday, March 1st).

Mrs. Montanez 

Monday, February 25, 2019

Week of 2/25-3/1

Our happenings this week...

Math:  Lessons 79-80 Homework: side B, Math Test Friday/ STAR MATH Tuesday
Below is what each grade is currently learning about (keep in mind each day adds something new, as well as builds on what we have already learned!) We also have one test every 5 lessons.
3rd grade: identifying fractions, time/dates, word problems (missing number), multiplication with pictures (multiply groups), lines of symmetry, number patterns 
4th grade: multiplication word problems, lines of symmetry, conversions (feet to inches), multiplication with arrays, equivalent fractions
*On March 14th we will celebrate Pi Day (3.14) with the 7/8 class. They will lead us in activities around the mathematical number of pi! (No Saxon math lesson or homework on this day!)

Language Arts:  Spelling Test Friday

Reading: Students will continue reading in their reading groups and writing in response to the text and their jobs. Students may have homework of reading a chapter or continuing their reading from class. 

Spelling: No Spelling this week: short week.
Spelling Connections: Students will be working on unit 9-10 this week 
Cursive: 3rd grade: Lesson 2, 4th grade: Lesson 9 

Writing: Editing packet and auction letters.

Science/S.S
Continuing: We will continue with S.S. once we have finished sharing our science fair projects.  Cascade notes/questions and filling in our counties map this week.

Science: ***Science Fair has been moved to March 8th (next Friday)

**Reminders:
March 8th-  Science Fair in the afternoon (3rd-8th grade) all are welcome!
March 14th- Pi Day - math activities with the 7/8 class

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns as the week goes on. Have a great week! 

Mrs. Montanez 

smontanez@saintpaulparochial.org