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Our Mission:  At Shrine Catholic Grade School we try to exemplify Christ by praying, learning, and growing together.

Week of December 15, 2014

Thank you very much for the generous donations for our Saint Vincent de Paul baskets! You've helped make so many families nutritious and filling holiday meals.

Thank you to fourth-grade contributors Mrs. Frechette, Mr. and Mrs. Overla, Mr. Mutschler, Mrs. Heron, Mrs. Orvis, Mr. Gray, Mrs. McDonough, Mrs. Scher, Mrs. Shrake, Mrs. Palmer, Mr. True, and Mr. DiGiovanni for taking time out of their super-busy Christmas holiday to donate blood! We didn't just meet our goal.....we exceeded it!!!  

Religion-As we enter the third week of Advent, the students will explore O Antiphons.  Each Antiphon states a title of Jesus and the prophecy He fulfilled as explained by Isaiah.  When you rearrange the letters of each Antiphon, they spell out Emmanuel, Rex, Oriens, Clavis, Radix, Adonai, Sapientia - the Latin words ero cras are formed, meaning, Tomorrow, I will come.  Jesus will come again and we are so joyful, hence the pink candle being lit on the Advent wreath.

Science-What a way to wrap up the study of the human body! I was happy to see many parents at the Blood Drive.  Our test is on Tuesday this week.  We'll move into ecosystems after this!

Reading- The next two weeks we will be reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.  This is a realistic fiction story about an interesting group of kids who discover the true meaning of Christmas.  Students will be working with vocabulary, character traits, and generalizations.

English-   The friendly letters turned out great!  They took a bit longer than expected, and with a long break right around the corned, I am holding off on helping verbs until we return.  This week we will work with point of view.  Students will identify 1st and 3rd person.  We'll be reading a few fairy tale stories told from a different point of view.  Honestly, Red Riding Hood was Rotten as told by The Wolf, is an example of one of these books.       

Math-We're going to work a bit on double-digit multiplication (and the distributive property) this week.  This can be very confusing at first....we'll take it slow and try to get the process down pat this week.  All homework will be given IN CLASS, however, if it is not finished, it should be completed at home.  NO TESTS.  We're combining chapter 11 and 12.

Social Studies-This week we're going to focus on Christmas themes.....like the mystery of the CHRISTMAS TREE SHIP, George Washington Crossing the Delaware, and of course, we'll study the politics, geography, and history of the Nativity. NO TESTS. NO HOMEWORK.

ยท        Mrs. Gmeiner, Mrs. Morrison, Mrs. Frechette








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