Social Studies

Mrs. Satkoff

email: satkoff@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Opportunity Session:  Wednesdays

” I give you a new commandment: love one another.  As I have loved you, so you should love one another.”  ~ John 13:34

Curriculum

6th Grade:  World History

7th Grade:  Civics with Economics

8th Grade:  American History

Grading

Grading is done on a point system.

Tests and Projects will be 100 points.

Quizzes can be 10-50 points depending on the type.

Classwork is 5-25 points.

Homework is 5 points.

Some assignments will be started in class and finished at home.  These assignments will count as classwork.

 

Schoology

All assignments, tests, and quizzes in Social Studies will have information on Schoology.  Students should check their calendar for upcoming due items and assessments.

I am excited for the 2019/2020 year.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Welcome to Middle School Math

 

“I give you a new commandment: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.”

– John 13:34

Mrs. Hoyos

hoyos@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

 

 

Class Room Rules:

“The 5 Ps”

Prompt: Be on time, enter the classroom quietly, turn in homework, and immediately go to your assigned seat.

Prepared: Bring all materials, necessary work, and proper uniform every day. Materials include charged iPad, notebook, and school supplies. Please note that late assignments received the next day will receive half credit for the first quarter. No late assignments accepted after the first quarter.

Productive: Maximize learning time by staying on task, following directions, and remaining seated unless you’ve been given permission to get up. Grades will be based on the point system. More information about the point system can be found on the BTCS website.

Polite: Be nice to everyone. Respect yourself, your classmates, your teacher, and your classroom. Keep your hands, feet, and object to yourself.

Patient: Wait respectfully and calmly for your turn. Listen when someone is talking.

 

Grading

The grading system for this class is called the Total Points System. It requires a simple understanding of addition and division, and does not involve weighted assignments or category percentages.

 

Each assignment or assessment is assigned a total number of points. The student’s overall grade is calculated dividing the total points earned by the total possible points. In order to assure that homework and quizzes are not valued the same as tests and major assignments, their respective point values are adjusted to coincide with the amount of content covered.

 

Schoology

Schoology is the educational platform used by BTCS. The Schoology app can be accessed on your child’s iPad. What you can find on Schoology:

  1. Course Content
  2. Homework Assignments and Due Dates
  3. Quiz Review and Quiz Dates
  4. Exam Review and Exam Dates

 

Absence

 

Students have the same number of days that he/she was absent to make up work. Absent work should be submitted via email instead of Schoology.

 

Opportunity Sessions

 

Opportunity Sessions for math and science will be held every Tuesday from 2:50 pm – 3:30 pm in room 208. Students not picked up by 3:30 pm will be signed into extended care.

Mrs. Haynes

email: haynes@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org


“I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.”    John 13:34

Updated: February 23, 2020

The 4th and 5th grade students are now preparing for the Tropicana Speech Competition. The theme this year is: “The Charity I am going to Donate my Time Talent and/or Treasure to When I am an Adult is…” Each student has been provided paperwork with guidelines and due dates for their speech. Students have chosen their charities and are now in the process of researching.  This should include some information about the work the charity performs and its history. Also, “Why” he or she wants to give to that organization. Below are the rest of the due dates.

First Round PRACTICE speeches——March 9-13

Second Round GRADED speeches —-March 17-19 (English grade)

Third Round speeches——- March 23-24

Final Round speeches ——-March 31, at 1:30 in the BT cafeteria

 

Important School Dates & Events:

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 ——————– Ash Wednesday, Lent begins, Holy Day of Obligation

February 24-March 3, 2020 ——————— Terra Nova Standardized Testing in 5th grade

 

Upcoming Tests, Quizzes, and Projects:

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 ——— Reading TEST, “Midnight Forests”

Thursday, February 27, 2020 ———— Spelling TEST, List 16 Prefixes il-, im, in, & ir illuminate, illusion, illusive, illustrate, illustration, immigrant, imminent, immunize, implode, imprison, impulsive, inaugurate, infiltrate, influx, inject, inscribe, interior, irregular, irreparable, irreplaceable, irresistible, irresponsible, irrevocable

Friday, February 28, 2020 ————— Vocab TEST, Unit 14

————– Social Studies TEST, Unit 6, Lessons 1-2

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 —————– Math QUIZ, Chapter 14, Lessons 1-4

Wednesday, March 4. 2020 ————- Third Quarter AR project Book in a Bag Project is due

Accelerated Reader:”Students will be required to read and take 3 Accelerated Reader (AR) Tests and corresponding Vocabulary Quizzes (if available…not every book has one) within his/her assigned reading level range, striving for 80% accuracy, each Quarter. Your child’s range is written in the back of his/her Planner. Reading levels will be adjusted throughout the year.  Three AR Tests with a minimum score of 80% are due at the end of each quarter.  Please encourage your child NOT to wait until the last-minute! Be sure to check out `ARBookFind.com for book recommendations and AR levels.

Homework Policy:

— Neatly done and complete.

— If collected, the student’s name must be on the top right corner to receive full credit.

— If there is no name, there is no credit. Students are reminded to write their name before they turn anything in and it is the first direction given for tests.

— All Math homework is to be done in pencil, never in pen.

— A student will complete a Homework Notice for any assignment that receives a zero. This notice explains why the assignment received a zero and must be signed by a parent and returned the next day.  If the assignment is attached with the situation corrected, the student will receive 50% credit on that assignment instead of a zero.

Class Rules:

— Have all needed books, notebooks, spirals, and supplies at your desk for the portion of day because you will not be allowed to return to the cubby to get something.

— Respect all adults, faculty, staff, volunteers, and students. Speak kindly and treat each other as you want to be treated.

— Raise your hand to ask or answer a question.

— Pencils are to be sharpened at the beginning of the day OR during classwork time.

— Transition quietly from one subject to the next.

—- Remain in your sit. If you need to use the bathroom or get up for another reason, raise your hand to ask for permission.

Class Rules Violations:

— Verbal Warning

— Name in book

— Lose recess minutes

— Inform the assistant principal: a consequence may result

Resource Schedule:

Monday————- Art

Tuesday ———— PE……..Students come to school dressed in their PE uniform and bring the school uniform.  They will change into the school uniform after lunch.

               ———— Spanish

Wednesday ——–Music

Thursday ———– PE ……….Students come to school dressed in their PE uniform and bring the school uniform.  They will change into the school uniform after lunch.

Friday————— Media & Technology …….This is taught as one class period block of time.

The following websites are available for additional practice:

Religion:  religion.sadlierconnect.com

Click on the book with our cover (purple)

Click on the Home button, then the purple box in the lower right

Social Studies: www.sfsocialstudies.com

Vocabulary: www.sadlierconnect.com

Click on the Home button, then the purple box in the lower right


“I give you a new commandment: love one another.  As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.”  John 13:34

Feb. 28, 2020

Dear Families,

Terra Nova Standardized Testing for Grade 4 will continue Monday and Tuesday, March 2-3. Please be sure your child is well rested, eats a good, hearty breakfast and arrives at school on time. Testing begins promptly at 8:10 each day, and generally ends at 9:40. Once testing has begun, tardy students will not be admitted to the classroom. Make-up tests will be scheduled at a later date.

We will attend Stations of the Cross every Thursday at 2:15 during Lent if you would like to join us. Grade 4 is scheduled to lead Stations on March 26.

Students should be busy researching, writing, practicing and timing their 2-3 minute speech. Practice Speeches begin on March 9.  Please see your child’s Planner for his/her presentation date.  If the Third Quarter AR Book Presentations are any indication, we are in for a tight race in the contest!

Tropicana Speech Contest

This year’s topic for Grades 4 and 5 is: “The Charity I am Going to Donate My Time, Talent and/or Treasure to When I Am an Adult is…”

Students may use two index cards during the speech.  This is an outline of topics, not a written speech to be read aloud!

The timeline is as follows:

                                         First Round Practice Speeches Mar. 9- 13

                                         Second Round Graded Speeches March 17-19; English Grade

                                         Third Round Speeches March 23-24

                                         Final Round Tues., March 31                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

All students will receive a Participation Certificate. The top three finalists from each class will compete in the Final Round on Tuesday, March 31, at 1:30 in the Blessed Trinity cafeteria.

This year’s Spelling Lists are linked below for your convenience if you would like to print out a copy for home.

ACCELERATED READER (AR):

Students are required to read and take a minimum of 3 Accelerated Reader (AR) Tests and corresponding Vocabulary Quizzes (if available…not every book as one.) within his/her assigned reading level range, striving for 80% accuracy, by Wednesday, March 4.  Your student’s Reading Level Range will be written in the back of the Planner and is adjusted throughout the school year. Please encourage your student NOT to wait until the last minute to complete this AR requirement. Be sure to check out arbookfind.com for book recommendations and AR levels.

Students should take a few minutes each day to practice Multiplication Facts. Sing them, write them, practice them….anything to KNOW THEM! There are tons of math fact drill and game websites and free apps available.

Opportunity (Help) Sessions for Grade 4 are held on Wednesdays from 2:50-3:30 for students struggling with Math and/or Reading. Please write a note in the Planner if you would like your student to attend.

TESTS:

Math: Tuesday, March 3, Chapter 9

Vocab Workshop: Wednesday, March 4, Unit 11

Reading: Wed- Thurs, March 4-5, Unit 3 Assessment

Reading: Friday, March 6, Plants Find a Way

Spelling: Friday, March 6

Religion: Tuesday, March 10, Chapter 16

LOOKING AHEAD:

Mar. 13- End of Third Quarter & 12:15 dismissal

Mar. 16- No School

Mar. 19- Report Cards

Mar. 26- Grade 4 leads Stations of the Cross at 2:15

Mar. 27- Grades 4 & 5 St. Augustine Field Trip

Apr. 1- Confessions

Apr. 9- Easter Break!

UNIT 1-6 SPELLING WORDS

 2019-2020 Schedule

Discipline Plan 

The following websites are available for additional practice:

Religion: religion.sadlierconnect.com  *click on We Believe Grade 4

Math: www.sadlierconnect.com  *scroll to “Student & Family Resources”; *click “Let’s Go!” in the purple box; *click Sadlier Math Grades K-6; *click Sadlier Math Grade 4 (orange text)

Vocabulary Workshop: www.sadlierconnect.com  **scroll to “Student & Family Resources”; *click “Let’s Go” in the purple box; *click Vocabulary Workshop Grades 1-12; *click Vocabulary Workshop “orange”

Everything: www.khanacademy.org

ARBookFind.com

 

Third Grade


 

Mrs. Sandford’s Third Grade Class

Dear Third Grade Families,

My name is Mrs. Ashley Sandford, and I am so excited to be your child’s Third Grade teacher and look forward to working with each of you to create a fabulous 2019-2020 School Year!  I am originally from Jacksonville, Florida and attended University of Florida for my undergraduate degree.  I then went to law school and practiced family law for three years before realizing working with and teaching children was my true calling.  I became certified while I lived in Corpus Christi, Texas at Texas A&M University. I have previously taught 6th and 7th grade.  I cannot wait to begin the school year with our third grade class and dive into a fun and challenging curriculum.

I aim to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to the classroom each day. I also strive to bring consistency, diligence, and warmth to my job in the hope that I can ultimately inspire and encourage present and future leaders.

Routines

We will spend time the first few weeks organizing materials and establishing classroom routines.  One such routine requires the students to write all assignments, tests and project due dates in the Student Planner in an effort to work on our organizational skills and becoming responsible learners. The students have been asked to obtain your signature in the Planner every night. Your time to review and sign the Student Planner is helpful in keeping everyone on track. I check Student Planners each morning for your signature, as well as any notes or comments you may have written.  The Student Planner will be placed in the blue folder every day, along with graded papers and any letters/flyers from our School Office.   Please empty these papers out and sign any necessary forms and return those in the blue folder.

Homework

Students will have homework Monday through Friday.  Your student will bring it home in his or her take home folder.  Inside you will find a pocket for papers to be kept at home and a pocket for papers to be brought back to school.  Take home folders should be brought back to school daily.  Students will be given at least 30 minutes of homework daily.  This includes, but is not limited to, math skills practice and studying for their weekly spelling/vocabulary test.  In addition, they are also expected to read between 20-30 minutes a night.  Homework gives students the opportunity to practice the skills they learned that day while also providing guidance to me on how I may need to modify my instruction for future lessons based on their performance.  I appreciate your help in encouraging your students to complete their assignments. Missed assignments due to an absence from class are expected to be made up in accordance with the school handbook.

Behavior Management

I feel that it is important to provide my students with a safe, quiet, and respectful environment so each child can be successful in school. This can only be achieved if each student is respectful of themselves, property and others.  It is important that each child follow the rules and expectations of the classroom so precious classroom time will not be wasted on behavior issues.

I have put in place a money economy system to help the students monitor their own behavior in the classroom.  Students will earn money (coins) each day that can be used to purchase rewards on Friday. Please note, that your child may not have enough money to get the reward that they are working towards that week and will be able to purchase the following week. Rewards start at $.20 and go up to $2.00. Each student will be able to save and buy a reward. (Some of the rewards include bringing something). Students earn a salary for coming to school every day. If your child is absent then they will not earn “money” that day.

If students are off task or have chosen to not follow the class rules and expectations the consequences will be as follows:

  1. One Verbal Warning
  2. Pay a “fine” from the salary they earn – the amount dependent upon the behavior or rule not followed
  3. Asked to sit in the Reflection Zone for 5 minutes (A spot has been designated in the classroom where the child can get some distance, regroup, and write a note regarding the rule they did not follow and how the plan to improve on this)
  4. NO playground time
  5. Parent contact/office visit

Please note, there are some behaviors that are zero tolerance and for which an automatic discipline referral will be written.  This includes fighting, threatening, and stealing.

Each student will be allowed to utilize an iPad as a learning tool in the classroom throughout the year. Students will be expected to comply with the school wide rules and expectations for technology use.

P.E.

PE will be on Monday afternoon and Thursday morning. On Mondays, students must wear their regular school uniform and change into PE clothes. On Thursdays, students wear PE clothes to school and then change into their regular school uniforms.  Please place uniforms and sneakers/shoes in a separate bag (no hangers please!) Students may bring a water bottle for PE. Please remember: NO JEWELRY (except small post-style earrings) on PE Days! Lastly, please be sure all of your child’s belongings are clearly labeled!

Opportunity (Help) Sessions for Grade 3 are held on Wednesdays from 2:50-3:30 for students struggling with Math and/or Reading. Please write a note in the Planner if you would like your student to attend. Opportunity Sessions will begin Wednesday, Sept. 11.

I am excited to have your child in class and look forward to working as a team. I value your input and insight as parents and hope you will feel comfortable sharing any questions or concerns you might have throughout the year.  I do welcome and encourage parent involvement in my classroom.  If you wish to volunteer, please e-mail me for more information.

As always, feel free to contact me for any reason, through the Student Planner or e-mail sandford@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org.

 

Sincerely,

Ashley Sandford

 

“I give you a new commandment: love one another.  As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.”  John 13:34

 News and Notices

UNIT 4.vocab.spelling.list

Continue to Review Letters A, B, C, D, I and P in IXL as review

IXL math practice –  Concepts in letters E, F, G  for Chapter 6

Social Studies quiz – 02/19/2020

Unit 2 Religion Assessment – 02/20/2020

Reading/English – Unit 4, Lesson 1 02/21/2020

Earth and Space Unit Science Test – 02/21/2020

 

 

President Project Due – 02/20/2020

Students are to pick one President from the United States.  It cannot be the same as their classmates.  They are to write at least 5-6 sentences about the president and bring in an image of the president or an image that represents the president.

Things to include in the information – Where was your president from? What did they do before they were president?  When did they become president?  What is something that was done or happened while they were president?  When did they stop being president?  When and where did they pass away?

Presentations will be on 02/20/20

 

Terranova Testing begins – 02/24/2020

Updated 02/18/20

 

 

 

Spelling and Vocabulary. Lessons. Unit 1. 1-6

Second Grade

Angela Ferry

“I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.” John 13:34

 

February 24, 2020

Greetings!

Terra Nova Testing will begin this week on Monday, February 24th. Our testing will take place each morning from February 24th-Mar 5th. Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep; eats a healthy breakfast; and arrives on time each day. Students are not allowed to enter the classroom once testing begins.

Language Arts: We will complete Unit 4, L6 this week. This lesson is a review of Unit 4. We will practice fluency and decoding; Word Analysis (Prefixes Review); Develop and increase their comprehension; Develop Vocabulary; Language Arts (Review); Write an Informative writing); Practice our Handwriting, Vocabulary, and Phonics. Our Spelling assessment will be given on Friday. The LA assessments will not be given during Terra Nova testing.

Math: Our Ch 8 Test will be on Tuesday, Feb. 25th. We will begin Chapter 9 (Subtracting three-digit numbers) on Wednesday.

 Social Studies: We will complete our unit of study on Black History Month. The Black History Month Project is due on Friday, February 28th.

Science: We will begin our unit on the Earth’s Surface (Rocks and Minerals).

Religion:  Students will learn about the season of Lent.

 ***Important Dates

Feb 4th-28th – 2nd Grade will lead the Morning Pledge of Allegiance and Prayer

Feb 22nd- Parish Mardi Gras to benefit Legacy Fund

Feb 24th– Mar 5th– Terra Nova Testing

Feb 26th Ash Wednesday

Feb 28th– Fish Fry @ the Parish Hall (4:00-8:00 p.m.)

Mar 3rd– Home and School Association Meeting @ 6:30

 Thank you as always for your love and support!

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

God Bless!

Mrs. Ferry

Homework Feb 24-28

Spelling Words Feb 24-28

Black History Month Project

Black History Month Project Rubric

 

Mrs. Golino

email: golino@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

Week of February 24 – February 28

 

Phonics-

We are beginning our study of long vowels.  We are learning the sound of long vowel u.  We see it in words like:  flute, few, blue, and suit.  Practice comparing short u and long u sounds.  Practice finding long vowel u words in the world around you.

Language-

Each letter makes a sound.  Some letters make more than one sound.  Words are made up of letters put together.  Words put together with a finger space between them, make a sentence.

A Noun names a person, place, or thing.  Singular nouns have no s at the end.  Plural nouns have an s at the end.

A complete sentence tells a whole idea.  An example is:  My puppy naps.  An incomplete sentence is missing information.  An example is:  My puppy.

A Naming Part of a sentence tells who or what.  Example:  Two frogs

A Telling Part of a sentence tells what happened.  Example:  jump.

Proper Nouns are special nouns that begin with a capital letter.  Examples are:  Mary, Publix, Beach Boulevard, Blessed Trinity Catholic School.

A Telling Sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a period.  Example:  My cat sleeps with me.

An Asking Sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a question mark.  Example:  When will we go to the park?

A verb is an action word.  It tells what someone or something does.  Examples:  run, jump, and sleep.

An adjective is a describing word.  It describes a noun.  Examples:  tall, blue, four, sour, stinky, bumpy, loud, and sunny.

An Exclamatory Sentence is said with excitement.  It begins with a capital letter and ends with an exclamation mark.  Example:  Watch out for that snake!

Spelling-

Our new spelling words are:  (2-24-20)

bone, phone, cone, stone, alone, core, tore, shore, store, and more

 

Words for (3-02-20)

beam, dream, seam, team, cream, fear, hear, tear, ear, near

 

Handwriting-

We are learning how to write our D’Nealian letters.

Religion –

We are learning about …

  • Jesus gave us 7 sacraments.
  • A sacrament is a sign of God’s life and love.
  • The sacraments are:  Baptism, Penance and Reconciliation, Eucharist, Confirmation, Matrimony, Holy Orders, and Anointing of the Sick.
  • Baptism is the sacrament in which we become children of God and members of the Church.
  • We celebrate Baptism with our parish family.
  • Grace is God’s life in us.
  • We receive grace at Baptism.
  • Water is an important sign of Baptism.
  • The Church celebrates Baptism with special words and actions.
  • We are baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
  • Baptized members of the Church help each other be followers of Jesus.  We share God’s life together.
  • Jesus is the Light of the World.
  • Jesus wants us to follow Him.
  • We receive the Light of Christ when we are Baptized.
  • We share the Light of Christ with others by showing love.
  • Jesus wants us to be peacemakers.
  • A peacemaker is someone who works for peace.
  • We can be peacemakers by sharing love and being kind to others.
  • We are different from the rest of God’s creation because we can show love to Jesus and other.  We can think and choose.

Mathematics-

Practice identifying numbers from 1-100.  We will recognize, count, and order numbers.  Practice finding numbers before, between, and right after.

Practice addition facts with sums to ten.

Practice subtraction facts with a whole of 10 or less.

We are learning about Fact Families.  An example is:

2+4=6, 4+2=6, 6-4=2, 6-2=4

We will begin to learn to measure.  We will learn how to use a ruler.  We will learn about inches and centimeters.

We are learning about place value.  We will study two digit numbers.

We are learning addition facts with sums up to 20.

We are learning subtraction facts from 20 or less.

We are gathering data and organizing this information onto charts and graphs.

We are learning how to add two digit numbers together.

We are learning how to subtract two digit numbers.

We are beginning our study of geometry and shapes.

 

Kindergarten

Ms. Behrend

email: behrend@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org

 

Homework

Week of Nov 11th: Sight Word homework, math worksheets (Wednesday and Thursday)

Week of Nov 18th: Sight Word homework, math worksheet Monday

 

Our resource schedule:

Monday: P.E (wear tennis shoes)

Tuesday: P.E and Music (wear tennis shoes)

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Media

Friday: Spanish

Mass is held every Wednesday at 8:20

We have playground time on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

 

Classroom Expectations

  • We use kind words
  • We follow directions the first time
  • We we raise our hands to speak
  • We work quietly when we need to
  • We always try to do our best
  • We share with one another
  • We don’t hurt others on this inside or outside
  • We show respect when we work together
  • We tell the truth

 

 Pre Kindergarten

clark@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org