Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Spelling: r-controlled vowels (ar)

Reading:    What are satellites (moons)? What type of rocks are on Earth and the other planets?  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/catagorize

Math:   Adding to 100 without regrouping; Function Machines; Rocket Quiz Subtraction (-2)/Thursday

English:  When do you drop the y and add -ies, -ied, or -ier?  Remember to just add s, d, or r when the y has a vowel in front of it.  Ex:  keys    What are prefixes?  When do you use them?  Prefixes come at the beginning of words and change the meaning of the root/base word.  What are suffixes?  When do you use them?  Suffixes come at the end of words and change the root/base word.

Science:   Of what are planets made? What is a simple machine? How do I use simple machines in my daily life? How can simple machines help you design a tool to fix a problem when on a different planet?

Things to Remember:

*2/14/18  Valentine's Day Party @ 1:45 p.m.  (All parents are welcome.  Remember to bring your Valentine's Box)

*2/16-2/19  Winter Break/President's Day

Last modified on February 12, 2018
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

Spelling:  Diphthongs:  ou/ow 

Reading:   What are planets?  How can simple machines help you design a tool to fix a problem when on a different planet?  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/catagorize

Math:   Graphing...Don't forget to sign in to SeeSaw to help us with a question!  

English: What are possessive nouns? When do I use possessive nouns in my writing?

Science:  What are planets?  How can simple machines help you design a tool to fix a problem when on a different planet?

Things to Remember:

*2/14/18  Valentine's Day Party @ 1:45 p.m.  (All parents are welcome.)

*2/16-2/19  Winter Break/President's Day

Last modified on February 5, 2018
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

Steve Hancock - Advancing Our Mission

Welcome to the Crusader Cafe: Amidst the chicken sandwiches, chips, classical and classic rock music, and cheers, classroom lessons are stashed when no one’s looking.

Read The Gift of Music - Crusader Cafe, for a primer on Presbyterian Day School's Crusader Cafe:

The Gift of Music

Crusader Café is back for another year!
Crusader Café is held during lunchtime and is a time where a boy can showcase his musical talents to his peers and others. Again, we will be dining and entertaining everyone in the Fellowship Hall.

Dates for the Café

  • Thursday, October 19
  • Thursday, January 25
  • Thursday, April 19
  • Thursday, March 1 - NEW

There are 2 requirements your son must meet in order to play at Crusader Café.

  1. He must be taking lessons (If he is not taking lessons, he must audition for Mrs. Southerland)
  2. He must be practicing regularly

“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” Malcolm Gladwell Outliers

Please use the spreadsheets linked below to view available time slots (each date can have 5 boys maximum per grade signed up).  Please enter your child's first and last name and his homeroom teacher's name on the date you would like.

1st Grade2nd Grade 3rd Grade4th Grade5th Grade 6th Grade

Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Spelling:  R-Controlled Vowels: er, ir, ur

Reading:   What are planets?  How can simple machines help you design a tool to fix a problem when on a different planet?  Skills- real/fantasy, drawing conclusions, cause/effect, setting, claim/support, abc order, sequencing, main idea/details, classify/catagorize

Math:   Graphing; Rocket Quiz Review (Review of all addition facts))/Thursday

English:  What are pronouns?  When is a good time to use pronouns in our writing?

Science: What are the different states of matter? Of what are planets made?

Things to Remember:

*2/1/18 100th Day of School Celebration-

We would like for each boy to wear 100 of something to school on February 1st. Some ideas might include a necklace with a hundred beads, a shirt with a hundred safety pins attached, or a shirt adorned with 100 stickers. Get creative!

*2/2/18 Parent/Teacher Conferences/ Student Holiday

*2/4/18 PDS Sunday

*2/14/18  Valentine's Day Party @ 1:45 p.m.  (All parents are welcome.)

*2/16-2/19  Winter Break/President's Day

Last modified on January 29, 2018
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