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January News

Happy New Year to all!  I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas with their families.  We were blessed to have such a nice, long vacation.

The month of January will be a very busy one.  Students should be back on a regular homework schedule.  We are almost at the half way mark!

Grade Six Social Studies classes will begin a unit on Canada.  They will also begin their research project on a European country.  This work will be completed at home.  It will be assigned in three stages.  The first step is to find 20 topics to research.  The list is due on January 10th.  The second step will be to complete the research, and the third step is the project itself.  Detailed directions will be sent home for each of these steps.

Grade Five Social Studies has returned to studying the Thirteen Original Colonies after taking a break for the Christmas in America unit.  These students will also begin working on the three steps to finish a research project on their chosen state.  The first step is to find 20 topics to research.  This list is also due on January 10th.  The second step will also be the research and the final step is the finished project.  Directions to each of the final steps will be sent home for a parent signature.

6W Literature class will be reading the Newbery Honor Book My Side of the Mountain in class this month and completing several writing and art activities to go along with the book.  Students have each chosen a classic of children's literature to be read at home and at school this month.  The book report will be done in class at the end of the month.

Our study of the Old Testament continues in our religion class.  We are back to our regular program after taking time to focus on Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany.

Please remind your student that each week's written spelling lesson is due on Thursday.  The test is given every Friday.  Students can practice the words at home by going to spellingcity.com.

We are all excited for Catholic Schools Week at the end of this month.  A list of the special activities will be sent home soon.

Thank you so much for all the treats that you sent in for our Christmas party, the crafts set up for the students, and all of the thoughtful Christmas presents.  I am excited to finish the year with the Class of 2018!