April 23, 2020 Boomerang

April 23, 2020


Dear Parents,


I hope you are all doing well! Next week we will be continuing with Week 6 of “At Home Learning”. Have a great week!


Please note if your child has late or missing work I would like them to complete the assignment and then notify me via email when they have completed it. Then it will take up to one week to update Powerschool.


Ms. Semandiris


Battle of the Books – Coming to you soon!

Yes, you heard that right!  Battle of the Books will still take place this May using Zoom as our online platform. At this time, I’d like to find out which teams would still like to participate so that I can organize our competition rounds and prizes.  If your team would still like to participate please choose a team captain to send one email to me, Mrs. Weythman, with your team name and group member names.  I know we left school before you could finish reading all of the books, but just know we are all in the same boat and it will still be a fun experience for everyone.  We still have fun prizes for each round and there will still be a remote district final where our top HRS team will compete against the other top teams around the Archdiocese of Seattle.  I can’t wait to see who is up for the challenge and let the battle begin! – Mrs. Weythman


Curriculum Update: Week of April 27 – May 1st, 2020



Ms. Semandiris

Zoom meetings M-Th, 9:00 am (see Matrix for Invite)

Ch. 9 Add and Subtract Fractions

4/27 – Ch. 9 Lesson 12

4/28 – Ch. 9 Lesson 13

4/29 – Ch. 9 Review pages 695-696

4/30 – Ch. 9 Test

5/1 – 30 – 40 minutes Aleks



Mr. Schreck

Zoom meetings M-Th, 9:00 am (see Matrix or Google classroom for invite)

Chapter 10, Multiply and Divide Fractions

Friday: ALEKS

Monday: Lesson 3, Model Fraction Multiplication

Tuesday: Lesson 4, Multiply Whole Numbers & Fractions

Wednesday: Lesson 4, Part 2

Thursday: Quiz, Lessons 1-4

Friday: ALEKS


Math (Mrs. Heuer):

Next week, we will complete our study of inequalities.  It is incredibly important that students are watching the daily YouTube tutorials and joining our Zooms when we have them.  Mastery of these concepts will help set the kids up for success next year in Pre-Algebra.  Thank you for your dedication.


A look ahead:  We will be starting up our geometry chapters where we study area, surface area, and volume.  In these chapters, the students will need a calculator.  If you do not have a calculator at home, please purchase one.  Ti30 calculators work great, and they are reasonably priced!


Monday: Lesson 8.7 Solve 1-Step Inequalities.  Watch the video and interact.  Complete the selected problems from your text.

Tuesday:  Join the Zoom at 8:45!  Invitation will be sent on Monday and Tuesday in Google classroom.  Remember, Zoom meetings are just like class.  Come prepared with materials.  Be on task.  Goal: review inequalities

Wednesday: Depending on the zoom check in, we will either do one more review day or start ch. 9.

Thursday: WEEKLY QUIZ!  It’ll be in Google classroom at 7AM.  Take your time and do your best work.  It must be completed independently but you can use notebook/book/videos.  This grade goes into PowerSchool!

Friday: Do 45 minutes+ of ALEKS.



Next week we will begin Chapter 19, Call to Serve. In this Chapter students will learn about the Sacraments of Holy Orders and Matrimony. Students will be working on a study guide that will be assigned on Monday and they will have until Friday April 1st to complete it.



Students were happy to see each other in this week’s Reading Zoom. We’ll plan on meeting for Reading Zooms every Tues: 5A at 11:00 and 5B at 10:00. The updated link to join will be found in next week’s homework matrix and in my Google Classroom on Monday. We reviewed our new Zoom Expectations this week, which can be found on the Stream page of my Google Classroom. We will move along to the end of Frindle next week. The students have enjoyed reading and talking about this light-hearted story with a thought provoking message. Depending on how quickly we move through the end of the story, there will be an end of the book quiz, most likely the week of May 4.



Students will explore Mosamack.com to explore relationships among the complex Sun-Earth System. They will learn how seasons differ across the globe because of the tilt of the earth and the angle at which the sun hits the earth at given times.


Social Studies

Next week we will have the Ch. 12 Quiz (Open Book) on Tuesday April 28th. On Wednesday (4/30) we will begin the Ch. 13 Revolutionary War Chapter with a vocabulary assignment which will be due on Friday (5/1). Then we will continue the Ch. 13 Revolutionary War chapter the following week with a teaching video, and Reading Notes. More information to come on that in next week’s Boomerang.



Week 6 of “At Home Learning”, we will be exploring tone and audience! I will be giving two assignments students will need to complete by the end of the week. Students will have to complete 1) Tone/Audience Worksheet and 2) Tone/Audience Writing Prompt. This topic will continue into next week as well. I will also be hosting Zoom meetings for each class on Tuesday 4/28.

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