Mrs. Williams

advent December 10, 2018

Dear Students & Parents,

As we enter the month of December, we celebrate a new Church season (Advent) as a school community and within our classes each day!
We also celebrate another M.A.C.H.O student for the month of November; congratulations Miles!
I look forward to meeting with you and your child on Thursday, December 13th for our first trimester report card conference. At this time, I have a few open appointments available for any parent in 4-1 who would like to meet with me to discuss their child's progress. If you are unable to make an appointment, please email me and we can set up a phone call for the following week.  

Important Things to Know This Week
1. Band Lessons on Monday. Some students will be out of the classroom for 2 full periods due to the upcoming concert; just a reminder they are responsible for all missed work.
2. Thursday and Friday are BOTH half days with a noon dismissal. 
3. Book Fair Shopping will be open during the times of Parent-Teacher Conferences.   

In math this week we will be:
-continuing Chapter 4 - Divide by 1-Digit Numbers. The essential question that will be driving our lessons is: How can you divide by 1-digit numbers? Students should continue to practice their math facts and review the strategies/concepts we learned in the beginning of the chapter. Math Quizzes from last week will be sent home on Tuesday. 
This week students will be learning how to divide using repeated subtraction and partial quotients. It warmed my heart last week to see so many of them make the connection between our strategies for division and the ones previously taught in multiplication. :-)  

In science this week we will be: 
-working on Unit 4 - Energy and Ecosystems. This unit will help students gain a greater understanding of how ecosystems are made up of both living and nonliving parts that impact one another. Students will be using both their textbooks and online resources continuously throughout this unit. Homework will be assigned online so please make sure your child can access their ThinkCentral accounts. 
The following objectives will be focused on this week:
-Explain the importance of natural resources such as water, animals and plants (renewable).
-Explain the importance of rocks, minerals, and ores (nonrenewable).  
-Discuss the need for recycling. 

In religion this week we will be:
-working on Chapter 8 - Learning About God's Law. In Chapter 5 the students learned about the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. In this chapter they will learn about God's covenant with Moses and the Israelites, the promise God kept by sending his Son, and Jesus' teaching about God's law. 
We will also be devoting time to learn more about the people who prepared in the a special way for the coming of Jesus. Students will work with partners to go on a Scripture hunt to learn more about Zechariah, David, Mary, Joseph and Gabriel.    

For news about Reading, ELA and Social Studies, please click HERE to go to Ms. Grant's website.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at any time or call/leave a message at school (516-432-8900).  

Mrs. Williams

Mondays -  MUSIC
Tuesdays - LIBRARY

Wednesdays - SPANISH/GYM

Thursdays - COMPUTER
Fridays - ART