Mrs. Maier

 

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Welcome Class of 2019! 

The year is off to a great start! Here are a few reminders for the month of September:

Monday, September 3- Labor Day- No School

Tuesday, September 4- summer reading projects are due.

Thursday, September 6- 2:00 dismissal

Friday, September 7- First Friday Mass at 9:15 (All are welcome)Hosted by grade 8!

Thursday, September 13- 2:00 dismissal

Wednesday, September 19- Band Assembly

Thursday, September 20- Big E field trip (Don’t order a school lunch on this day!)

Friday, September 21- 12:30 dismissal

Friday, September 28- 2:00 Rosary

 

What’s happening in class-

Religion- We have begun our study of Church history.    Our big focus this year is the Catholic Social Teachings.  They are displayed in our classroom and incorporated into our daily lessons. We will be leading the school in First Friday Masses, Lenten prayer services, as well as the Rosary.  All are welcome to attend!

 

Literature-  We will be sharing the books that we read over the summer and the projects that accompany them.  Each month we will be reading a new novel and taking a test on it.  September’s novel is The Boy Who Dared.  This is a Holocaust story that will be connected to a unit in our anthology.  It must be read by Friday, October 5th. It has been a favorite with many students in the past few years.

 

Language Arts-  We will begin the year with a brief seminar on study skills and note taking. This will provide students with many useful techniques and suggestions to improve their study habits.  Next we will review parts of speech and other areas of grammar.  We will have weekly vocabulary lessons including Bingo games and other fun review games.  A good deal of time will be spent on improving students writing skills in all genres.  Students will have bi-monthly essays covering a variety of topics. 

 

Geography-  Two classes per week will be devoted to geography.  We will be traveling around the world virtually!  Many group activities and projects will be assigned to help our students become global citizens!