I want to recognize Ryan and Helena this week. Ryan is a good example for the rest of the students in his class. He is always helpful and respectful. His willingness to help without complaint is exceptional.
Helena has become an exceptional student. She is always on task and makes good decisions. She’s not only done an excellent job this past week, but since the beginning of school as well.
Top 6th graders: Theresa, Dana, Claire
Top 7th graders: Helena, Mariano, Ryan
Top 8th grader: Kincaid
8th Grade Social Studies
This past week students learned about the Boston Massacre in an unusual fashion. Students walked into their classroom Monday morning to find a CSI scene with clues, pictures and chalk outlines of bodies. They had to assess the information, take notes on the clues and then decide if they felt the deaths that occurred during the Boston Massacre were out of self-defense, or if they were done in cold blooded murder. Students then had to choose a side and defend their case. The groups were dynamic and students could change their position based on evidence their friends found that they may have not considered. We later watched a short video explaining how the soldiers were tried and sentenced (or acquitted).
6th/7th Grade Social Studies
Students took their Chapter 2 test this week. They also learned about King Hammurabi’s Codes, which is the set of laws that influenced the Mesopotamian area for centuries. Students read through the laws and then were given situations to act out in court. Students had to decide which law would be used to determine the verdict.
8th graders learned about sentence verb moods through the use of memes. After students chose memes we looked at them as a class and decided the verb mood through discussion.
6th and 7th graders learned about phrases, clauses and types of sentences (simple, compound, complex)
In literature students continued to look at Poe’s work of “The Tell Tale Heart”.
- 1st TUE- All Saints Day Mass 8-9
- 1st TUE 2nd grade’s All Saints Day Pageant 9-10 in church everyone invited!
- 2nd WED School Mass 8 am
- 4th FRI- Noon Dismiss
- 8th-11th Book Fair in Hall
- 9th-11th Noon Dismiss Parent Teacher Conferences
- 21st-25th Thanksgiving Break
- 28th MON Advent Wreath Blessing
- 2nd FRI Noon Dismiss
- 8th THU 8am Mass
- 12th MON Our Lady of Guadalupe Play
- 16th FRI 10am Christmas Pageant, Noon Dismiss
- 19th-30th Christmas Break