The students in room 7 have been busy learning about maps in social studies and nouns in English. We decided to put these two concepts together and create a town map of our own Noun Town. The students were excited to create this town map.
We have also been talking about place value in math. To have more fun with this concept the students created their own Math Monsters out of hundreds, tens and ones blocks.
In third-grade social studies, we are learning about celebrating culture. Every country has its own culture, or way of life. The culture of the United States is special. It is made up of different customs and traditions brought by the many groups of people who have moved here over the years.
In this unit, third-graders have been learning all about culture, specifically the culture of the United States. Third-graders have also been comparing their culture to the culture of our neighboring countries. They have learneded what life is like in Canada; what life is like in Mexico; and are currently learning about what life is like in the Caribbean.
This week in class, students were asked to choose one Caribbean country they would most want to visit. After they chose a country, they were asked to write a sentence explaining why they chose that country and then draw a picture about what they wrote or what life would be like in that country.
In Computer classes, Our Lady of Angels students are finishing up their lessons on digital citizenship, including the importance of making positive digital footprints, understanding copyright and fair use, and overall internet safety. Students are also beginning to work on keyboarding and will soon be creating Halloween themed animations!
STEM classes are expanding their design skills through the use of various design sites to build digitally – from virtual Legos to 3D designs on Tinkercad. Seventh and eighth grade students have been working with the video equipment and green screen to pre-record morning announcements for the entire school! Homeroom 8 – 16 will be working on a special Halloween edition of the morning announcements to play next Friday, October 29.
The Athletic Association will be having a Fundraiser to defray the cost of fees for our sports programs. The Fundraiser will be November 7, 2021 at PJ McIntyre’s Irish Pub during the 1pm Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals game. The Fundraiser will be from 1:00–4:00pm and will cost $25. The Fundraiser will include food, draft beer, well drinks & wine from 1:00–4:00pm. There will also be Gift Baskets, football squares and 50/50 Raffle to win. Thanks in advance your OLA Athletic Association. Please contact John Ialacci, Athletic Association President, with any questions 216-952-2497.
Welcome to Music at OLA! This year we have been hard at work already singing and playing instruments! The work we have done so far will give us a good foundation for the rest of the year.
- Pre-school students have been working on learning to echo using their singing voice, keeping a steady beat, and playing instruments we shake.
- Kindergarten and first grade have been exploring using their singing voices, playing classroom percussion instruments, moving to the music, and identifying if music is fast or slow. We’ve learned many different songs and chants along the way.
- 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders have been working on reading simple rhythms and melodies and composing our own melodies using notes from the scale. We also learned more about instruments from China.
- In 5th through 8th grade, we set goals for the year and then have been hard at work reviewing how to read and write rhythms.
Welcome back to Room 20! Since you were last here, we celebrated Peace Day as a school on September 22nd. We also had virtual conferences with our parents and teacher, Miss Stary.
On October 7th, we took our first test in Math class. Miss Stary is pleased to announce that Caidence, Rylan, and Sam have all become Level 1 Math Wizards! A Math Wizard is a student who earns an A+ on their math test (98% or better). Each of them received a certificate, and their names were put on our Math Wizards’ Hall of Fame board in the classroom.
We’ve also started building a class ofrenda (altar) to remember our family, friends, and pets who have passed away. We are doing this as part of our preparation for the celebration of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) which we are learning about in Spanish class.