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Weekly Updates

Update: November 15, 2019

Calendar

CANCELED: Classical U

Wednesday November 20 | CDA

Monthly Late Start & Pizza Lunch

9:00 AM | Friday November 22 | CDA

We have not had anyone volunteer to provide before-school care, so we are unable to provide it until we get another volunteer. Please email Mrs. Ferreira if you would like to serve.

Thanksgiving Chapel

8:00 AM | Tuesday November 26 | CDA

We invite all parents to attend. Kindergarten parents in particular are urged to come watch their children’s performance. All students may all dress in Pilgrim and Native American attire. More information to follow!

Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

November 27-29 | CDA

Community

Thank You!

We extend a huge thank you to all of you who were able to make the Coram Deo Academy Banquet this year. We hope you all enjoyed the evening filled with laughter and fellowship within our community. Thank you for inviting and hosting so many guests as well! It was wonderful to see so many new faces present! We are praising the Lord for a successful event!

We also want to extend a special note of gratitude to the wonderful individuals who made the evening possible.

  • Ashley LaBar, who has fearlessly led our banquet committee for her 4th year. ​
  • Silvia Comparini and Kelly Giddings,  who served on the banquet committee.
  • Jen Hutson, who created all printed materials for the banquet.
  • Kristina Ferreira, for all of her office support for the event.
  • Tim Tang, for his tech support throughout the evening.

Thank you to the many others who helped donate gift cards, decorations, set up artwork, and more! 

Food & Supply Drive for Carmel Friends Church

November 7-22 | CDA

Remember, there’s a guild contest for this! The winning team will receive lunch from Chick-Fil-A. The items on the following list are the only items that will earn your guild points. The detergent and diapers are worth 2 points. Any extra-large package of an item may also earn you 2 points.

  1. Paper Towels
  2. Toilet paper
  3. Soap
  4. Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  5. Razors and Shave Cream
  6. Lotion
  7. Shampoo and Conditioner
  8. Deodorant
  9. Diapers and wipes
  10. Feminine supplies
  11. Dishwashing liquid
  12. Laundry Detergent
  13. Any household cleaners
  14. Canned meat (tuna, spam, canned chicken or beef)
  15. Canned Chili

Chess Club Pickup

Please ensure your child is picked up inside the gym no later than 4:00 p.m. on Chess Club days every Tuesday.

Inclement Weather

Coram Deo Academy will no longer follow Carmel Clay Schools’ decision to close or delay school.  The Head of School will take all factors into consideration (road conditions, forecast, building conditions) when there is inclement weather and send an alert out on RenWeb by 6 AM if there is a schedule alteration.

Ultimately, student safety is our number one priority as we serve you en loco parentis. Please email David Seibel with questions or concerns

Classroom

KINDERGARTEN
Notes from Mrs. Feeney

Our field trip was a success.  We really enjoyed “visiting Greece.” In fact, we made the Christopsomo (the Greek bread with a cross on top) today. 

We have been practicing for two upcoming events in Kindergarten: Our Thanksgiving Play and our Christmas Concert. We will be presenting a Thanksgiving play in our Thanksgiving Chapel November 26th from 8:00-8:30. I will have more details to come soon about what to wear.

For the Christmas concert, besides singing, we will be playing pipes. We are excited to show you what we have been practicing.  

 Bible – We will be learning about the Judges Debra, Gideon and Samson. We will continue working on Psalm 23.

 Phonics – Our new phonogram is ck. Our spelling rule: “CK is used only after a single vowel which says its short sound.” 

 Reading – Reading books will come home on Tuesday and Thursday this week.  I have begun reading Hiedi to the class.

 Math – We will continue practicing our math facts: doubles, +1 and +0.  This week we will add -1 facts.

 History – We will continue learning about the history of the Pilgrims as well as Squanto. We have not yet started on our “Time-line of Me” as I still need pictures from a few of you. Please send those in this week. Thank you.

Important Reminders

When it snows, the kids can play in the snow if they are wearing snow boots and waterproof gloves. You can send them to stay here if you would like.

I still need pictures for our timelines from a few of you. I need one picture from each year of your child. Copies on regular paper are fine.

FIRST GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Harvey

Students enjoyed our visit to the museum earlier this week. Many of them journaled that they enjoyed the ancient Egypt and modern-day Greece exhibits the most. 

Other things we are studying this coming week include:

 Math – Beginning subtraction, continuing counting money, and telling time on analog clocks in 5-minute increments.

 Phonics/spelling – Introducing two new phonemes: -dge and ph. Our spelling words that reinforce these are:: edge, fudge, fridge, badge, phone, dolphin, phew, and graph, and our sight words are fifth and zero.

Important Reminders

Spelling pretest Thursday, test Friday 11/22

Show and Tell on Friday 11/22: Bring something that you are thankful for, or that represents what you are thankful for and be ready to explain why. 

Recitation and Bible Verse are due Tuesday 11/26

SECOND GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Smith

❖ The Bible story we focused on this week was Isaac and Rebekah. We have learned our verse from John 1: 1-8. We had a great time learning about King Seti the first’s tomb at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. We added a puzzle about The Book of the Dead that ancient Egyptians used to our interactive Egypt notebook.

❖ We reviewed parts of non-fiction books in reading. Students should be able to identify headings, captions, photographs, table of contents/glossaries and how to use them, and bold-faced & italicized words.

❖ We are deep in research and taking notes for our bird reports, combining writing with Zoology.

❖ We learned several verbs in Latin: dico, clamo, susurro, scribo and oro. We learned to conjugate the verb clamo. 

❖ Students have been introduced to multiplication and simple division. They should know their addition and subtraction facts from memory and should now be working on multiplication fact memorization. Perimeter and area were also introduced this week.

❖ Students should be able to sing jingles for these parts of speech:  noun, verb, adverb, adjective, article adjective.  We are working on identifying these parts of speech in sentences AND “dressing-up” our writing by adding an adverb in every 3 sentences when writing a composition.

❖ Our spelling test over Lesson 5, /ay/ and /ai/, and review words was today.  New spelling words were sent home in your child’s folder today.

Homework Information

 Monday–Math Lesson 52B
 Tuesday–MathLesson 53B
 Wednesday–MathLesson 54B
 Thursday–Math test; Lesson 55B
 Friday–Reading Logs due; John 1:1-9 recitation.

Please remember that your child needs to work on memorizing his/her addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts.  Also work on memorizing John 1: 1-10 for next week.

2nd Grade Reading Log

John 1:1-18

Important Reminder

We are looking forward to our December 6th field trip to see The Nutcracker ballet at Clowes Hall.

THIRD GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Warman

Thank you so much for all the food, supplies, and help you have given me and our class this last week. We had many fun events, and the kids loved every minute. I appreciate you all. Please check the Facebook page for pictures.

We are beginning our Odyssey Projects (poster boards explaining the story we just finished reading) this week and will be completing them before Thanksgiving break. They are NOT homework assignments. All work will be completed at school unless the student is not using their time wisely. I have found that it adds too much stress to send it home, and the kids love working on it at school. You will be amazed at how great these turn out. They are working hard.

Homework Information

 Spelling Words: shout, flour, ground, out, scout, loud, sour, around, mouse, found, mouth, slouch, bounce, house, sound, pounce, couch, foul, trousers, ounce
 Review Words: nephew, argue, continue
 Stella Words: connection, correction, election

Memory Verse: Psalm 33:1-9 (due Monday, December 2)

Important Reminders

See an email from our room mom, Mrs. Bahler regarding a surprise next Thursday…

FOURTH GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Chasen

Please continue to empty out the student’s black folders of graded work, over the weekends especially. 

Please have students bring warm winter coats as temperatures remain cold. 

We are going to begin out Feudal System unit next week, which means the Medieval Feast is around the corner. I am tentatively thinking after Christmas Break in toward the end of January. This will allow time to plan and prepare, without being overwhelmed during the holiday season. More details to follow later, but I wanted to put it on all of your radar. The Feast is only made possible through parents’ involvement and help! It is such a fun and educational day for the students!

Recitations are due prior to Thanksgiving. I know some of you may leave early, please let me know ahead of time so that I may have your students give their recitation prior to the break. 

Homework Information

As we head it second semester, students should be writing down HW in their HW log every night. Please also continue to empty out black HW folders with graded papers. The more papers, the more likely students are to misplace something. 

Quiz/Test Schedule
✓ Latin Ch. 9- Monday 18th
✓ Literature Quiz- Wednesday 20th
✓ Bible Ch. 13- Friday 22nd
✓ Spelling L. 13- Friday 22nd (This is our last week of homophones): Fowl, foul, hole, whole, weather, whether, their, there, principle, principal, which, witch, right, write, rite

FIFTH/SIXTH GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Griffin

Questions from this week:
 How did the book, Voyage to Freedom end?  What are three things you admire about the Pilgrims?
 What is the difference between a vitamin and a mineral?  How do their jobs in the body differ?
 6th grade: What is the difference between a quarrell and an argument?

Homework Information

✓ Monday: None
✓ Tuesday: Field Trip to ICM (see reminders)
✓ Wednesday: Grammar Test (Chapter 12) and Spelling Test (List 10)
✓ Thursday: History Test (Card 12, cards and dates in order, and review questions)
✓ Friday: Science Quiz (Diagram of Respiratory System

Important Reminders

Field Trip on Tuesday (11/19) to Indianapolis Children’s Museum: We will leave school at 9:15 AM and arrive back at 3:00 PM. P.E. uniforms and disposable lunches needed for the day. If you are a field trip driver or chaperone, watch you email for important information.  

Friday Folders need to be emptied, initialed, and returned on Monday.  

Please remind your child to wear deodorant, and to make sure they scrub a dub dub in the shower regularly.  We will all appreciate this very much.

SEVENTH/EIGHTH GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Weirich

Topics for the Table

❖ What are the three kinds of proofs that you can use to persuade your audience?
❖ Which kind of proof should the narration use to elicit pity or indignation from the audience?
❖ What are at least five common feet in English poetry?

Homework Information

✓ Poetry/Letters Memory: “Destruction of Sennacherib” by George Gordon, Lord Byron
✓ Bible Memory: Philippians 2:5-8

Important Reminders

The field trip to Treasures of Ancient Greece at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum (ICM) on Tuesday, November 19. Please send your student in their PE uniform with a disposable lunch.
Departing: 9:15 AM
Returning: 3:00 PM

Help your student study by adding them to the Latin 1 (6th-8th grades) and Latin 2 (8th grade) Quizlet groups, as well as Literature (7th-8th grades).

Update: November 8, 2019

View the complete update here.

Calendar

CANCELED: Classical U

Wednesday November 20 | CDA

Monthly Late Start & Pizza Lunch

9:00 AM | Friday November 22 | CDA

We have not had anyone volunteer to provide before-school care, so we are unable to provide it until we get another volunteer. Please email Mrs. Ferreira if you would like to serve.

Thanksgiving Chapel

8:00 AM | Tuesday November 26 | CDA

We invite all parents to attend. Kindergarten parents in particular are urged to come watch their children’s performance. All students may all dress in Pilgrim and Native American attire. More information to follow!

Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

November 27-29 | CDA

Community

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered, contributed to, and attended the banquet. We hope you all enjoyed the evening!

Food & Supply Drive for Carmel Friends Church

November 7-22 | CDA

Remember, there’s a guild contest for this! The winning team will receive lunch from Chick-Fil-A. The items on the following list are the only items that will earn your guild points. The detergent and diapers are worth 2 points. Any extra-large package of an item may also earn you 2 points.

  1. Paper Towels
  2. Toilet paper
  3. Soap
  4. Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  5. Razors and Shave Cream
  6. Lotion
  7. Shampoo and Conditioner
  8. Deodorant
  9. Diapers and wipes
  10. Feminine supplies
  11. Dishwashing liquid
  12. Laundry Detergent
  13. Any household cleaners
  14. Canned meat (tuna, spam, canned chicken or beef)
  15. Canned Chili

Label Your Uniforms

Please make sure every article of your children’s’ clothing is labeled with their name, including hats, gloves, coats, jackets, sweaters, and shoes. Thank you!

Beware of Snow Days

We will no longer follow the Carmel Clay school weather delays and cancellations. Delays and cancellations will be announced via text and email. To ensure you receive these notices, please ensure your contact info in RenWeb is current.

Dress for the Cold

As it gets colder, please remember to dress your children warmly for outdoor recess. We will go outside if the wind chill is 25 degrees or above. Our students may play in the snow if they wear boots, snow pants, and waterproof gloves. Students are welcome to keep these items here during the week.  

Classroom

KINDERGARTEN
Notes from Mrs. Feeney

Our field trip is Tuesday, November 12. If you are chaperoning, please be here by 9:25 AM. We will try to leave right at 9:30 AM. We will be returning by 3:00 PM. We are moving right along in all our subjects.

 Bible – Battle of Jericho, Deborah, and Samson

 Phonics – We will continue to review all phonograms learned so far and especially work with “th” and “sh.” We will also learn how to figure out how many syllables are in a word. Our first spelling rule of the year is  “AEOU usually say their long sounds at the end of a syllable.”

 Math – We will continue to practice our doubles math facts and our +1 math facts. I will introduce +0 math facts this week. We will also be counting by 10’s and 5’s.

 History – We will be working on “The History of Me” and begin reading about Squanto.

Important Reminders

For Tuesday: Please leave a booster seat if you are not driving. Send a disposable lunch (no lunch boxes or nondisposable water bottles), as we will need to throw everything away after lunch.

FIRST GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Harvey

None!

SECOND GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Smith

I hope everyone enjoyed your Tuesday off. Second graders will still quite busy.

❖ Students learned about plot in reading. We continue to meet in small groups 4-5 times per week to review other reading skills.

❖ Abraham’s son Isaac’s birth and near-sacrifice was the Bible discussion this week. Students worked on learning the first 5 verses of John 1:1-18.  

❖ Students learned several new verbs in Latin. See if your child can tell you what pasco, purgo, coquo, and laboro mean. 

❖ Zoology and Writing continue with students learning how to research, find answers and take notes about their bird.

❖ Students learned about adding multiples, adding 3 single digits (and how to combine them easily) and to multiply by 7. 

❖ Lesson 5 spelling words with words containing the phonogram /ai/ and /ay/ were introduced. 

❖ In honor of Veteran’s Day, students wrote postcards to local veterans.

❖ Students enjoyed making their own corn craft today, traditionally called “Indian” corn, but referring to “Native American” corn. 

Homework Information

 Monday, November 11–Math 48B
 Tuesday, November 12–No homework due to Field Trip
 Wednesday, November 13–Math 49B
 Thursday, November 14–Math 50B (Test)
 Friday, November 15–Reading Log Due, Spelling Test Lesson 5 words

Remember, students should be working on knowing/reciting verses 1-8 of John 1 today.

Also remember to brush up this week on spelling words for our Friday test, (Nov. 15) 

Spelling List Lesson 5

2nd Grade Reading Log

John 1:1-18

Important Reminders

Field Trip Tuesday, November 12: Completely disposable lunch on Tuesday (NO water bottles unless disposable). Dress is red CDA polo and jeans.  Car or booster seat needs dropped off Tuesday morning.

THIRD GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Warman

Thank you for a successful field trip. Thank you to all the parents who made our day go well. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

We are all set for our “Cards and Cookies for Vets” event on Monday. Thank you.

Homework Information

 Spelling Words: curfew, few, dew, knew, hew, stew, pew, nephew, new, argue, avenue, barbecue, continue, cue, due, virtue, value, rescue, statue, sue
 Review Words: valley, journey, money
 Stella Words: energize, excitement, entertain

Memory Verse: (Due Monday, November 18) “Gathering Leaves” by Robert Frost 

See links below to assist with memorization and further enjoyment.
Video #1
Video #2
Video #3

Important Reminders

We are having our Greek Festival and Olympics on Tuesday, November 12. We are in need of 1-2 volunteers to help during the event and for cleanup after. It will be from 9:45 AM-11:15 AM. Please email or text me if you can help.

Here is a signup for food/supplies needed.

FOURTH GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Chasen

Thank you so much to all of our parents, for helping our first field trip of the year go so smoothly. We are so appreciative to have such a wonderful community. 

Please have students bring in an art smock for art. When they do painting or other messier projects, they are required to wear one. 

As the weather continues to get cooler, please have students bring a warm jacket to wear outside for snack and recess! We will continue to go outside unless the weather is rainy/wet/or a wind chill below 20 degrees. 

Homework Information

As we head it second semester, students should be writing down HW in their HW log every night. Please also continue to empty out black HW folders with graded papers. The more papers, the more likely students are to misplace something. 

Quiz/Test Schedule
✓ History– Wednesday 13th
✓ Math- Thursday 14th
✓ Bible- Friday 15th
✓ Spelling (homophones)- Friday 15th. Plain, plane, pray, prey, wait, weight, pail, pale, board, bored, wail, whale, heal, heel, he’ll

FIFTH/SIXTH GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Griffin

Questions from this week:
 Describe some events in Squanto’s life that show evidence of God’s providence.
 Why is water so important for our bodies?
 In the book, Voyage to Freedom, explain what happened to John Howland?  How did his actions affect everyone else?  

Homework Information

✓ Monday – None
✓ Tuesday – Spelling Test (List 9)
✓ Wednesday – None
✓ Thursday – History Quiz (Roger Williams)
✓ Friday – Verse Quiz (Prov. 4: 1-5), Science Test (Chapter 5)

Important Reminders

Remember Friday Folders need to be initialed, emptied and returned on Monday. Hopefully, I remembered to send them home this week.

Friday Folders need to be emptied, initialed, and returned on Monday.

Field Trip to ICM on Tuesday, November 19 from 9:15 AM until 3:00 PM.  Disposable lunch needed, and P.E. uniform attire is the uniform for the day. Thank you to all you have volunteered to drive.  

I will be sending home the paper you need to fill out and sign in your child’s homework folder this coming week. Please return quickly after receiving it.  We could still use a few more drivers if you can help, please email me. Thanks.

SEVENTH/EIGHTH GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Weirich

Students will no longer be given the opportunity to retest for verse or poetry memory quizzes. Encourage your student to study daily in preparation for these assessments.

Drivers are urgently needed for the field trip to Treasures of Ancient Greece at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum (ICM) on November 19. Please email Mrs. Weirich and include your ICM membership number (if applicable).
Departing: 9:15 AM / Returning: 3:00 PM. 
Cost to Chaperone/Driver: $10.75 without ICM Membership.

Topics for the Table

❖ Why is it important to evaluate every judicial issue with both a “hostile” and a “friendly” eye?
❖ How does the persuasive essay ANI compare to the judicial address PDI?

Homework Information

✓ Poetry/Letters Memory: “Destruction of Sennacherib” by George Gordon, Lord Byron
✓ Bible Memory: Philippians 2:1-4

Important Reminders

Help your student study by adding them to the Latin 1 (6th-8th grades) and Latin 2 (8th grade) Quizlet groups, as well as Literature (7th-8th grades).

Update: November 1, 2019

View the complete update here.

Calendar

CDA Banquet 2019

6:30 PM | Saturday November 2 | Renaissance Carmel Hotel

Bring friends, families and prospective financial partners to an evening of laughter and fun as we celebrate what God is doing at CDA and look ahead to the future. This banquet will also feature Comedy Sportz, an improv comedy club. Sign up to reserve your seat

We need your help to. Sign up to donate supplies to the banquet.

CDA Banquet Sponsorship
Do you know a business owner? We would love to share with them the CDA vision.
Do you own a business? We would love for you to sponsor the banquet this year.
Contact Ashley LaBar for more information or click here to register your business.
See our Level of Sponsorships:
Gold Sponsor $2,000 (no limit):
2 Tables (16 tickets), company name on table and in program, recognition from MC
Table Sponsor $1,000 (no limit):
1 Table (8 tickets), company name on table and in program

No School & Teacher In-Service

9:00 AM | Tuesday November 5 | CDA

Community

Join the CDA Chess Club

Who? Any CDA student who would like to participate in the after-school chess club. Parents are also invited to join when they can come. A CDA staff member will be supervising. There is no fee for this club.
When? Tuesdays starting October 29 through March 17 (from dismissal to 4:00 PM).
Where? In the gym.
What? Students play against each other in chess matches. Bigs can teach littles, and all can improve their skills.  
Why? So the CDA community can interact with each other. Plus, chess is the ultimate classic game of strategy and skill.  
How? Sign your student up by emailing Mrs. Griffin so we know how many chess sets to purchase.

Check Lost & Found

At the end of every grading term, we donate all items left in the lost and found to charity. Please take an opportunity to look through this bin by Monday November 4th. 

Label Your Uniforms

Please make sure every article of your children’s’ clothing is labeled with their name, including hats, gloves, coats, jackets, sweaters, and shoes. Thank you!

Beware of Snow Days

We will no longer follow the Carmel Clay school weather delays and cancellations. Delays and cancellations will be announced via text and email. To ensure you receive these notices, please ensure your contact info in RenWeb is current.

Dress for the Cold

As it gets colder, please remember to dress your children warmly for outdoor recess. We will go outside if the wind chill is 25 degrees or above. Our students may play in the snow if they wear boots, snow pants, and waterproof gloves. Students are welcome to keep these items here during the week.  

Classroom

KINDERGARTEN
Notes from Mrs. Feeney

We had a great week investigating our pumpkin. We measured and weighed it before we took the seed out. We also learned that it floated and counted the stripes and seeds. On Thursday, we made “Pumpcakes.” Fall is such a fun time of the year. 

I put a laminated handwriting letter chart in each folder today. You can have your child use a dry erase marker to trace over the letters they may have trouble forming. Remember we do not have any letters that start on the base-line. I am so proud of how far everyone has come with their handwriting. 

 Bible – We will be reading about the Ten Commandments, the twelve spies and Rahab.

 Phonics – I will introduce “sh” and “th”.  We will also work with determining how many syllables in words.

 Math – We will continue to review our doubles math facts and begin our +1 math facts. We will also weigh, measure and create a graph this week.

 Writing – We will finish our October Copy Journal and begin our November one.

 History – Leading up to Thanksgiving, we have been talking about the meaning of history. We made a toy timeline last week.

This week I need your help in making “The Timeline of Me.” What I need from you is one picture of your child from every year (so only 5 or 6). You can simply print them on your computer if you would like. Please, write their name, date, and how old they were on the back. We will make this on Friday, November 8th. Thank you for your help with this.

Important Reminders

Our field trip to the Children’s Museum is on November 12. We need 2-3 drivers and chaperones in order for us to go. We have 7 students and 1 teacher that will need a ride. If you can help us out, please email me as soon as possible with how many car seats/booster seats your vehicle can hold. Also, please let me know if you have a membership. The student cost is already paid with our school membership, but that will not cover the chaperones. Thank you for letting me know soon.

FIRST GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Harvey

We have enjoyed our extra celebrations this week, including our “meal inside a pumpkin” cooking adventure. A few students even showed enough courage to try some, but many remarked, “My mom would love this. You should send her the recipe.” So, per the student’s request, I will send a hard copy of the recipe we used. They each took turns measuring, stirring and chopping the ingredients and they had fun doing that at least.

 Math – We have been working on fractions and are continuing to work on counting coins, starting with dimes and pennies. 

 Phonics – We will be working on adding an -s to the end of words to make them plural, as well as familiarizing ourselves with the phonograms -kn and -es. 

 Latin – We are working on developing a vocabulary base through song. 

 Geography – We are well into our study of the 50 states, having completed both northern and southern border. We will focus on Pacific states and eastern seaboard states next, as well as the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and the Gulf of Mexico.

 Bible is often a highlight as we continue to have wonderful times of discussion about the life and ministry of Jesus.

Important Reminders

Spelling words for Friday, November 8: nests, bells, streets, doors, dresses, churches, buzzes, bushes, third, are

Show and tell for Friday, November 8: Have students bring something in that is related to our study of either the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans, or the Gulf of Mexico. Perhaps different wildlife that lives them or trips taken to one of them are some ideas. I am open the sharing about grandparents or great grandparents at this show and tell to anyone who didn’t get an opportunity to or forgot if they choose. For those who shared already, focus on the oceans. 

Look for November recitation and memory verse to be sent home on Monday in the red folder. 

SECOND GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Smith

We have begun quarter 2. You should have all received an email with your child’s quarter 1 report card attached.

 Thank you to all the grandparents and special people who were able to attend our Grandparent’s Day. The children look forward to showing off their school and classroom.

 Bible/History – We learned about two cities in which God could not find even ten righteous men, Sodom and Gomorrah. Students decorated a sarcophagus for their interactive notebooks.

 Reading – In a cross-curricular study, students completed reading their first class novel, Tut’s Mummy Lost…and Found. We learned many facts about ancient Egypt and took a comprehension test over what we learned.

 Science/Writing – In yet another cross-curricular study, students are learning about a particular bird. They are learning to take notes and will turn those notes into a written report.

 Math – We have reviewed a.m. and p.m., reading a thermometer to the nearest degree, freezing/boiling points and “normal” or average body temperature. We also learned about horizontal, vertical and oblique lines.

 Spelling/Grammar – Most students can now classify a pattern 1 sentence (subject noun and verb).  We know many more parts of speech with jingles and are learning what they mean and how to apply them.

 Our current read-aloud is Charlotte’s Web.

Homework Information

 Monday, Nov. 4, Math Lesson 44; homework 44B
 Tuesday, Nov. 5 NO SCHOOL (due to voting in the church)
 Thursday, Nov. 7, Math lesson 45B (test)

Please help your child begin learning his/her new Bible verse and spelling list, which was sent home on Friday.

Please read with your child 60 minutes weekly. Reading logs are due on Fridays.

Spelling List Lesson 5

2nd Grade Reading Log

John 1:1-18

Important Reminders

Our first field trip to the Children’s Museum is on November 12. We need 2-3 drivers and chaperones in order for us to go. We have 8 students and 1 teacher that will need a ride. If you can help us out, please email Mrs. Smith as soon as possible with how many car seats/booster seats your vehicle can hold. As of today, we do not have rides to the museum. Thank you for your help. As a reminder, students will need a completely disposable lunch that day. 

THIRD GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Warman

Our field trip to the Children’s Museum is on Thursday! Chaperones, please arrive at 8:45, and we will leave at 9 am. We will return near the end of the school day. Please remember to have your students wear their PE Uniforms and bring a completely disposable lunch.

We are going to make cards and cookies for Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11. If you can donate a cookie mix, eggs, or butter to our class, please email me with what you are bringing. I appreciate it! We usually make about 75-100 cookies. Also, if you have bowls, spoons, etc., that would be helpful, too!

We will be having a Greek Festival and the Olympics on Tuesday, November 12. Please email me if you are interested in planning or attending.

Homework Information

 Spelling Words: dirty, happy, slippery, valley, turkey, hockey, journey, monkey, honey
✓ Review Words: people, already, really
 Stella Words: laughter, belief, perform

Please review their communication logs with them, since this is an odd week.

There are just 10 spelling words this week due to the short week.

There will not be a memory verse this week due to the short week. However, if your child likes to get ahead, we will begin memorizing “Gathering Leaves” next week.

FOURTH GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Chasen

Parents, next week is our field trip to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, Thursday the 7th. We will depart school at 9 am and return at about 3 pm. Please have students wear their PE uniform and pack a sack lunch. 

Next Friday, I will not be here, Mrs. Taylor will be the substitute. I will still be available through email if you should need me. 

In literature, we will begin having worksheets after we finish reading a chapter. Students are to answer these questions in complete sentences, with detail/examples, and should use their book to complete. Although they may use their books, they should be writing the answers in their own words. We are working on full complete answers with detail and using our books as a tool. 

Homework Information

Quiz/Test Schedule
✓ NOV. Poem and Bible Recitations are due Tuesday the 26th prior to Thanksgiving Break. 
✓ Poem: Wind is a Cat! By Ethel Romig Fuller
✓ Bible: Isaiah 40:20-31 (ESV)
✓ Latin Ch. 8- Wednesday the 6th
✓ Bible Ch. 11- Friday the 8th
✓ Spelling Ch. 11 (homophones-only 15 words)- Friday the 8th: Berry, bury, passed, past, yoke, yolk, coarse, course, tacks, tax, altar, alter, their, there, they’re

FIFTH/SIXTH GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Griffin

Questions from this week:
 What were the two settlements beside Plymouth to become part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony?
 From what religious group were these settlers from?
 What did Justice and Prudence discover about the captain of the Speedwell and how did they discover this?  
 What is a compound-complex sentence?

Homework Information

✓ Monday – None
✓ Tuesday – No School (Election Day)
✓ Wednesday – Spelling Test (List 8),  “In Flanders Fields” Recitation
✓ Thursday – Grammar Test (Chapter 10)
✓ Friday – None

Important Reminders

Remember Friday Folders need to be initialed, emptied and returned on Monday. Hopefully, I remembered to send them home this week.

Field Trip to Indianapolis Children’s Museum on Tuesday, November 19. We will leave school at 9:15 and return at 3:00. We still need drivers. Please let me know if you will be able to attend. The students will be attending a class called The Odyssey Trail and will be given a tour of the Treasures of Ancient Greece. They will need to bring a disposable sack lunch. Attire is a P.E. uniform. Drivers and chaperones will be charged a small fee after the field trip. If you have a membership, please send me the name on the membership and the number.  

I will not be in the classroom on Thursday, November 7. Mrs. Taylor will be subbing for me.  

I have sent home some spelling worksheets the students can use to help them study over the course of the week. They are not required yet.

SEVENTH/EIGHTH GRADE
Notes from Mrs. Weirich

Please join your student as a chaperone/driver for our field trip to Treasures of Ancient Greece at Indianapolis Children’s Museum (ICM) on November 19, 2019. Students and chaperones/drivers will bring their sack lunches. If you want to chaperone/drive, please email Mrs. Weirich at dweirich@coramdeo-in.com and include your ICM membership number (if applicable).  
Departing: 9:15 AM / Returning: 3:00 PM. 
Cost to Chaperone/Driver: $10.75 without ICM Membership.
Dress for Students: PE Uniform

Topics for the Table

❖ What is character bias? Why is it important to recognize?
❖ What’s the relationship between a defendant and a victim?

Homework Information

✓ Poetry/Letters Memory: “Destruction of Sennacherib” by George Gordon, Lord Byron
✓ Bible Memory: Philippians 2:1-4

Important Reminders

Help your student study by adding them to the Latin 1 (6th-8th grades) and Latin 2 (8th grade) Quizlet groups, as well as Literature (7th-8th grades).

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