Mrs. Montijo’s Class Update 12/3/2018

Math 5: We are working in Module 2 which focuses on multiplication of multi-digit numbers including decimal numbers. Students are using their understanding of place value to find shortcuts and mental math strategies for multiplying large numbers.  We will be having more frequent assessments this trimester. Please expect an assessment every 2 weeks or so. Quizzes will be announced on Google Classroom.

 

Math 6:  We are finishing Module 1 in Math 6 focusing on percents as ratios and fluency in percent, decimal, and fraction equivalents.  This trimester, we will be having more frequent assessments approximately every two weeks. Please check Google Classroom for assignments and assessment dates.

 

If your student has not yet mastered the multiplication facts, daily work on Quicktables in ALEKS is necessary. Success in math is hindered without easy recall of these facts.

 

Religion 5/6:

 

The 6th-grade class will be presenting The Apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe after Mass on Wednesday, December 12. (The 5th grade will be our choir for this performance.)  Costumes have been sent home for cleaning and ironing. Please check with your child about their costume. Help in sprucing up these costumes is much appreciated. Students will change into their costumes after Mass on the 12th.

 

Religion ⅞:

 

We have begun our unit on Church History and are focusing on the early church.  Google Classroom is a great help in keeping up with assignments. Please ensure that your student is checking our Religion ⅞ Classroom regularly.

 

Mass Readers:

5th Grade is reading during the school masses this month. Congratulations to Molly and Leanne for reading last week and to those readers who volunteered to read at the Sunday Mass on the 11th.

 

Wednesday (12/5) Mass readers are Talia (reading and psalm) and Kiersten (petitions).

Mrs. Montijo’s Class Update Week of 11/12/2018

Math 5 and Math 6: I enjoyed meeting with many of you last week to discuss your child’s progress so far this school year. For those of you who I did not meet with, I am always willing to make time for parents who want to discuss the educational progress of their student. If you would still like to meet with me, please email me at and we will come up with a time. Parents who are involved in their child’s education have a significant impact on their child’s future academic success.

Homework Expectations: Students in 6th grade should be working on math for 30 minutes nightly. Students in Math 5 should be working on for 15-30 minutes nightly. If students have completed the day’s lesson, the remainder of the time should be spent on their ALEKS personalized learning path or Quicktables.

If your student has not yet mastered the multiplication facts, daily work on Quicktables in ALEKS is necessary. Success in math is hindered without easy recall of these facts.

Middle School Religion:

We are concluding our unit on the Rosary. This week students will complete their final mini book on the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. I am so pleased with these little books and the creativity exhibited by the students.

Our last test of the trimester will be Wednesday, November 14 and will cover all 20 mysteries of the Rosary.

6th Grade is reading during the school masses this month. Congratulations to Molly and Leanne for reading last week and to those readers who volunteered to read at the Sunday Mass on the 11th.

Wednesday (11/14) Mass readers are Martin (reading and psalm) and Sebastian (petitions).

Mrs. Montijo’s Class Update

Math 5: Mid Module Quiz: Tuesday, October 16. This quiz will include adding, subtracting, and multiplying decimals.

Aleks reminder: Students should be working on their individualized ALEKS learning paths for 15 minutes a night.

If your student has not yet mastered the multiplication facts, daily work on Quicktables in ALEKS is necessary. Success in math is hindered without easy recall of these facts.

Math 6: We continue to work on ratio relationships and represent them in multiple ways. The work we are doing is crucial to future success in Algebra. This week we will use ratio tables to create ordered pairs and plot them on a coordinate plane.

At home, students should be working on math for 30 minutes nightly. If they have completed the day’s lesson, the remainder of the time should be spent on their ALEKS personalized learning path. If your student has not yet mastered the multiplication facts, daily work on Quicktables in ALEKS is necessary. Success in math is hindered without easy recall of these facts.

Thursday October 18: Quiz on Lessons 10-14

Middle School Religion:

The students have been making mini books on the mysteries of the Rosary. Last week they completed their first mini book on the Sorrowful Mysteries and they are fabulous! They also made Pro-Life posters for the walk on Sunday, October 21. Students do not have to participate in the walk to enter the poster contest, but all posters are due on October 18.

6th grade will lead the school rosary on Thursday, October 18.

Mark your calendars for St. Timothy/St. Mary Pro-Life Walk Sunday, October 21, 2018, at St. Timothy Catholic Church from 12-2. Students will receive service hours for participating and will have a lot of fun walking along Bear Valley Parkway supporting life!

Wednesday (10/17) Mass readers are Natalie (reading and psalm) and Kyle (petitions).

Mrs. Montijo’s Class Update Week of 10/8/2018

Math 5: We are strengthening our understanding of place value as we make progress in adding, subtracting, and now multiplying decimals.

Our next Mid Module Quiz will be Tuesday, October 16.

Aleks reminder: Students should be working on their individualized ALEKS learning paths for 15 minutes a night.

If your student has not yet mastered the multiplication facts, daily work on Quicktables in ALEKS is necessary. Success in math is hindered without easy recall to these facts.

Math 6: We continue to work on ratio relationships as represented by ratio tables, tape diagrams and double number lines. This week we will begin to use the ratio relationship to write equations using the value of the ratio.

At home, students should be working on math for 30 minutes nightly. If they have completed the day’s lesson, the remainder of the time should be spent on their ALEKS personalized learning path. If your student has not yet mastered the multiplication facts, daily work on Quicktables in ALEKS is necessary. Success in math is hindered without easy recall to these facts.

Middle School Religion:

October is the month of the Rosary and it is also Respect Life month. Students are making mini-books that depict the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. Students will also be making Pro-Life posters in class for the walk on October 21. Students do not have to participate in the walk to enter the poster contest, but all posters are due on October 18.

7th grade will lead the school rosary on Friday, October 12.

Mark your calendars for St. Timothy/ St. Mary Pro-Life Walk Sunday October 21, 2018 at St. Timothy Catholic Church from 12-2. Students will receive service hours for participating and will have a lot of fun walking along Bear Valley Parkway supporting life!

Wednesday (10/10) Mass readers are: Sarah (reading and psalm) and Lauren (petitions).