Weekly Newsletter 9/13/19

Mrs. Holt’s Class News September 16 – 20, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,
It’s been a great 3 weeks of the school year and we’re off to an awesome start! This will be the only newsletter I will copy and send home. Please look at our school website and click on 4B for future weekly newsletters.

Quick Reminders and Notes

Color an apple on your reading log every night
Practice your spelling words
for 10 minutes daily
Continue to quiz with multiplication flashcards

Supplies Needed for Class/Donations for Science Unit
Seventh Generation Cleaning Wipes, Shaving Cream, Frosting, Graham
Crackers, Plastic Spoons, Wax or Parchment Paper, Sugar, Marbles,
Plastic Containers, plastic beakers/jugs/cups, aluminum trays from
Dollar Store, Sand, Ice Cubes, Gravel, Bread, Gummy Bears, Salt, Flour
and Cream of Tartar.

Weekly Math
Lesson 5
Comparing and Ordering Numbers
Lesson 6
Rounding Numbers
Lesson 7
The Size of Numbers
Lesson 8
Plan and Solve
Lesson 9
Using Money to Understand Decimals

Language Arts
Weekly Story

A World of Change
Genre: Expository
Vocabulary: alter, collapse, crisis, destruction, hazard, severe,
substantial and unpredictable. Context Clues and Multiple Meaning
Words.

Grammar: Compound Sentences
Comprehension Strategy: Reread
Comprehension Skill: Compare and Contrast
Writing Traits: Ideas, Main Idea and Supporting Details

Spelling: Long e sounds – (reef, breathe, evening)
All words will be written in your child’s planner every Monday.

History
Washington State Symbols, State Capital and State
Nick name. Labeling a compass rose, naming and finding the 7
continents, latitude and longitude and cardinal directions

Religion
Taking care of God’s creation with Rachel Carson, Saint Thomas
and the Holy Trinity, Giving Thanks to God

Science
The Earth’s Changing Surface
Identifying the features of the four systems on earth. Analyzing how the
four systems work together. (Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Atmosphere and
Biosphere)

Published by

Melissa Morrier-Turk

My name is Melissa Morrier-Turk, I am a graduate of SMM (class of 1986) and have been a member of the parish community much of my life. I have a B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources from Central Washington University and have spent my 23 years working in this field, traveling all over the USA and Canada as an HR Director, as well as a corporate trainer. My husband Mike and I have two kids, our son will be a Junior at Archbishop Murphy High School and our daughter will be a 7th grader here at SMM. As a parent, I have been an active member of the SMM community, most recently wrapping up my role as the Parent Club President this year and V.P. last year. I have also been an active member of the auction for the past 8 years, along with numerous opportunities to volunteer in my children’s classrooms and through club activities. In my off time I enjoy running, cycling, hiking, anything outdoorsy really. I have absolutely loved working with and getting to know so many of the families here at SMM as a parent and am looking forward to getting to know you all better as part of your school community!