April 2, 2020 Boomerang

April 2, 2020


Dear Parents,


Next week is Holy Week. Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday when we recall Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem with the blessing and processing of palms. At the conclusion of Holy Week the church celebrates its three holiest days known as the Triduum. Even though we are not together I hope you take the opportunity to be present at Mass on Wednesday as well as any other opportunities on Good Friday, the Easter Vigil. Visit the Holy Rosary Church Website: https://holyrosaryseattle.org/ for more information.


Zoom Meeting: Monday April 6th (10am – 10:30am) 5A More information will be emailed to you in the near future. I will also post the invite on my Homeroom Google Classroom.


Curriculum update for the week of April 6 – 10, 2020:


We will be focusing on one project. Students will be making a slideshow of the Stations of the Cross. This year I thought the students can make the slideshow and then on Good Friday (3/10) they can present the slideshow to their family. Usually, we end the half-day of school on Good Friday by going to the “Living Stations of the Cross” in the church acted out by the 8th Graders.

*I will be pushing out the directions as well as the slides for the Stations of the Cross slideshow on Monday. Please watch for it on Monday morning on the Matrix. It will direct you to my Religion Google Classroom for instructions.



Ms. Semandiris

Chapter 9, Add and Subtract Fractions

Monday 4/6,          p. 643 Check My Progress

Tuesday 4/7, Quiz on Ch. 9 Lessons 1-5

Wednesday 4/8, Ch. 9 Lesson 6, Hands On: Use Models to Subtract Unlike Fractions

Thursday 4/9, Ch. 9 Lesson 7, Subtract Unlike Fractions

Friday 4/10 (Good Friday) –No Math


Mr. Schreck

Chapter 9, Add & Subtract Fractions

Friday: ALEKS

Monday: Lesson 12, Subtract Mixed Numbers, Part 2

Tuesday: Lesson 13, Subtract with Renaming

Wednesday: Lesson 13, Subtract with Renaming, Part 2

Thursday: Review Ch. 9

Friday: Test Ch. 9



Mrs. Heuer

Monday: Lesson 7.2 and 7.3 (combined)

Tuesday: Lesson 7.4 and 7.5 (combined)

Wednesday: 9:30-10:15 AM – Zoom with Mrs. Heuer!  Review Ch. 7

(Day 1)

I will send out in Google classroom, too!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 282 678 845

Thursday: Weekly Quiz.  Due by Thursday evening.

Friday:  Good Friday.

Thank you for your careful work.  Also, some AWESOME progress on ALEKS!!  I’m almost ready to move some kids into Pre-Algebra.  Wow.  Keep it up!



Students will begin Lesson 2, What is Known About Stars?. Students will learn how the sun compares to other stars and the properties of stars. They will also learn what constellations and galaxies are.


Social Studies

This week I would like students to work on studying for the States and Capitals test that will be in early June. They can go to my Google Classroom and visit the assignment I pushed out earlier in the year. There they will find some sites to practice for the States and Capitals test.



5th graders have been doing an awesome job of tending to their academic responsibilities while working from home. I especially enjoyed meeting with my 5B reading groups on Wed. and look forward to more next week with 5A. It is such a nice way to see faces and talk about what we’re reading. We’ll definitely be doing more of that after Spring Break. Next week, during Holy Week, we will be turning our attention to reading Scripture passages from the Bible that help us recall the events of Holy Week. Parents, thank you for all you are doing to support your ‘At Home Learners’. We appreciate your feedback, your kind words and most of all your patience as we navigate this new way of teaching and learning. Mary Jo


Language Arts

Week 4 of “At Home Learning”, we will continue to learn about figurative language by exploring hyperboles and onomatopoeias! I am going to assign two assignments due at the end of next week. Students will have all week to complete 1) a hyperbole/onomatopoeia worksheet and then 2) a writing prompt showing these two types of figurative language. Both assignments should be submitted via Google Classroom by Friday April 10th at midnight. I will post both assignments on Monday so students can access materials all week and go at their own pace. A reminder, all Week 3 assignments are due by Friday April 3rd. Students did a great job completing all of their Week 2 assignments!





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