Art (Mrs. Boneo)

Welcome to the Art Program

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."

- Albert Camus

October 2018

Dear God, You are the greatest artist. Please, guide us today in our project and help us to behave and be nice to each other.
* Please check your child's ART BAG once a month to make sure their supplies are in good order. Supply lists can be found under the "Parents" tab above. Thank you! *

 

Classroom Rules for BE-havior

1. BE respectful ... of yourself, your environment, your fellow classmates, and your teacher (including substitutes)

2. BE fair ... Take turns, share with your classmates, and be open-minded toward your projects

3. BE kind ... Keep your hands and feet to yourself. Choose your words wisely. Everyone deserves a safe and peaceful environment to work in.

4. BE organized ... Keep your pencils sharpened and make sure your art supplies are in good condition

5. BE considerate ... Save all food (including breath mints) for snack and lunch.

6. BE tidy... Clean up your area when you are finished working.

and for middle school students:

7. BE responsible ... Make sure your work is turned in on time. If you are absent, check to see what you missed: look here for handouts and copy notes from a friend.

 

Grading Policy

Kindergarten ... based on following directions, class participation, and behavior.

M - Meets grade level standards

P - Progressing towards grade level standards

NI - Does not meet grade level standards

Grades 1-8 ... based on Projects (following directions, accomplishing tasks given, and effort) and Class participation (coming prepared and behavior during class).

3 - Meets grade level standards

2 - Progressing towards grade level standards

1 - Does not meet grade level standards

 

Art Class Schedule

Parent volunteers needed for each class. Click on the link below to sign up.

Art Volunteer Sign-up

Email questions to the Art Coordinator, Hillary Halili. ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

NOTE: Schedule for PreK through 5th grade are for all trimesters.

Class Day Time Class Day Time
PreKA W 10:00-10:20 PreKB W 9:40-10:00
KA M 10:35-11:15 KB F 10:55-11:35
1A Th 1:10-1:50 1B T 11:10-11:50
2A M 9:50-10:30 2B F 9:50-10:30
3A T 12:15-12:55 3B T 9:50-10:30
4A Th 1:50-2:30 4B M 8:15-8:55
5A M 12:05-12:45 5B F 12:05-12:45

 

Trimester 1
Class Day Time
6D M-W, F 1:35-2:20
8D M-W, F 2:20-3:05
Trimester 2
Class Day Time
7CE M-W, F 1:35-2:20
8CE M-W, F 2:20-3:05
Trimester 3
Class Day Time
6C M-W, F 1:35-2:20
7D M-W, F 2:20-3:05

 

Class Projects

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Preschool ... Dot Day (based on The Dot by Peter Reynolds)

Kindergarten ... Spiders

1st Grade ... Watercolor Fish (Book: Only One You by Linda Kranz)

2nd Grade ... Leaves and Ghosts!

3rd Grade ... Fishbowl Collage (based on art of Matisse)

4th Grade ... Cityscapes (based on art of Van Gogh)

5th Grade ... Tree of Life (based on Klimt)

6th Grade ... Ancient China Clay Army Printing

HOMEWORK - 1 written paragraph on the Ancint Chinese Clay Army

7th Grade ... (next trimester)

8th Grade ... Weaving Baskets

 

Upcoming Events

October 26th ... NO SCHOOL

October 31st ... Halloween

Computer (Mr. Snydstrup)

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Computer Lesson Plans Trimester 1
August 27 to November 1, 2018

K-2
Intro: Go over classroom rules, expectations. Talk about how to use/care for the computers. Talk about their knowledge of computers, who has computers at home and if they use them and how. Watch Magic School Bus http://www.gamequarium.org/cgi-bin/search/linfo.cgi?id=9664. Show them the parts of the computer they saw in the video on a real computer.

T.2.1.A.1 Identify the parts of the computer and their functions (Input, Output, Storage, Processing)
K, 1, 2 - Go over Computer Parts Power Point and talk about what each part does. Each has its own list. Talk about the parts of the computer and play computer parts “Simon Says” game. 2nd - Show “Parts of the Computer Video in Brainpop Jr. and related Brainpop activity.

T.2.1.B.2 Know the keyboard layout - Use age appropriate keyboard charts; identify and use special keys (such as backspace, shift, spacebar, control, and arrows) T.2.1.B.3 Develop good mouse, trackball, touchpad and/or touchscreen skills

K, 1st, and 2nd Grades- Dance Matt Typing website to practice typing/keyboard layout.
Procedure: Discuss how keyboard and mouse are input devises. Play game: color keyboard in paint. Play game: they name a key on the keyboard that is not a letter. Go to PBS Kids and practice mouse skills. Go to typing website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/
Show them how to hold a mouse using “How to Hold a Mouse” Power Point slide. Practice mouse skills at www.mouseprogram.com. Go to PBS Kids.org and practice using the mouse and keyboard to play games (Calliou keyboard, Bernstein Bears Paint)

T.2.1.A.2 Demonstrate the proper care of the computer hardware and software
K and 1st grade - Complete “1 and 2 Proper Care Power Point” by typing “do” or “do not” for each slide. Read Arthur’s computer disaster.
2nd Grade – Read Article on Computer Care. Students complete a PowerPoint slide to include three things that we do to care for our computers.

T.2.2.A Technology and Society: Explain how technology affects individuals and institutions (home, school, and community)
K-1 - Read Mickey Mouse Those Were The Days. Students use paint to create a picture from the book.
2nd Grade: Go over power point to show how technology changes. Students will complete the slides. Draw a picture in MS Paint of a future technology.

Any extra time will be used to continuation of lessons not completed, review of the above, and/ or educational internet game (Starfall, PBSkids.org).

3-5 Grade Lessons

Plans Q1
T.5.1.A. Demo knowledge of the nature of operation of technology systems
T.5.1.A.2 Demo proper care of HW and SW

Students will learn how to take proper care of technology.

3rd Teacher Lead PowerPoint, students create last slide of what they learned.
4th teacher reads info from a website, students use website to create 5 bullet slide on computer care.
5th Students use website to create a top ten list of computer care rules.

T.5.1.B.1, 2, 5 1. Access and navigate within app software and understand file management functions. 2. Use tools menus and dialog boxes, 5. Use appropriate application software.

Grades 3 to 5 will be doing this throughout the year (Q1-Q4) using MS Office programs for projects and classwork.

T.5.1.B.3 Develop Keyboarding Skills (identify and use nav, alphabet, special function, shift, caps lock, space, enter, ctrl, backspace, delete, arrows, and punctuation).

3rd grade – create a Keyboard Map in MS Word – Students label special keys on the keyboard using shapes (arrows and text boxes).

4th and 5th grades = Covered in grades k-2, 3

T.5.2 Technology and Society: Explain how technology affects individuals and institutions (home, school, and community)

Students will follow along in a power point presentation to see how technology has changed over the years. Students will be asked to complete slides showing these changes.

4th and 5th grade will list advantages and disadvantages of specific technologies.

T.5.1.B.3 Use correct keyboarding technique (home row, finger positions, posture)
Students complete a comprehensive unit in Keyboarding stressing keyboarding techniques (proper home row position and posture), accuracy and speed.

Show a few slides of the Keyboarding PP each day. Discuss proper position of fingers, which fingers push which keys. Do not look at keyboard. Talk about home row and why it’s important, talk about other things we do without looking: dribble soccer ball, dribble basketball, play video games, etc. Introduction to Mavis Beacon Typing Tutor software. They will all create accounts and practice in Mavis Beacon. Students will use paper to cover hands to practice without looking.

Pacing Note: 3rd grade will work in Mavis Beacon for 5 sessions then will work on keyboard map and proper care for 3 sessions. 4th and 5th will work on Mavis Beacon for 7 sessions and then will complete proper care for 1 session.

6th Grade

2018-19 Computer Lesson Plans
Trimester 1

Week One

1. Objective: T.8.1.B.2 Use proper keyboarding skills techniques to increase speed to a goal of (6th grade = 20, 7th grade = 25, 8th grade = 30 WPM) with 95% accuracy.

Typing Club, Typing Games

Week Two - – First Week of School Activities

1. Objective: Introduce class rules and procedures

Activity: Go over posted rules for class expectations, review class procedures, class discussion

2. Objective: Introduce and reflect on new class prayer (direction of intention)

Activity: Students will be provided with the new class prayer, direction of intention, they will work in groups of two or three, create a PowerPoint: slide one – title and names; slide two – three bullets on my thought on why we are praying this prayer; slide three – three bullets on Saint Francis De Sales teachings on the Direction of Intention prayer; slide four – three bullets to summarize the benefits of directing Our Intentions each day. See attached instructions.

Week 3 and 4 (Monday –Wednesday) – Fun in the Sun Google Earth Project

This unit will be covered Monday to Wednesday.
T.6.3.A.4 Collect and organize information using technology tools (such as word processor, graphics program, presentation tool, and spreadsheet)
T.6.3.B Create and use spreadsheets/databases to evaluate information
T.6.3.B.1 Enter and format data (define fields, enter data, format data, format headings, worksheet tabs, etc.)
T.6.3.B.2 Organize data (cut, copy, paste, sort data, inserting/deleting rows, etc.)
T.6.3.B.3 Print data tables and graphs (print preview, setup, gridlines, etc.)
T.6.3.B.4 Calculate information (formulas, functions, etc.)
T.6.3.B.5 Graph data effectively (create, format, modify charts, etc.)

Procedure: Fun in the Sun Project using Excel – Sorting, Filter
Students visit a vacation home rental website to gather details on 6 rentals. They will use excel to organize this information and data sort features to manipulate the data. Students will use Google Earth to see street views of their rentals and tools to calculate the number of feet to the beach.

Week 5 and 6 TBD

 

 

Weeks 2 – 12 (Fridays) Keyboarding Unit
This unit will be covered each Friday.
Objective: T.8.1.B.2 Use proper keyboarding skills techniques to increase speed to a goal of 6th grade = 20 with 95% accuracy.

Activity: Show Keyboarding Power Point regarding posture, finger position, home row, goals. Work on own with Mavis Beacon Typing Tutor software to increase speed. Reinforce proper techniques and emphasize that speed comes from memorizing each keys location on the board (without looking at keyboard).
Assess: Visual inspection of each student’s work and progress on the objective to determine effort grade.

 

7th Grade
2018-19 Computer Lesson Plans
Trimester 1

Week One

1. Objective: T.8.1.B.2 Use proper keyboarding skills techniques to increase speed to a goal of (6th grade = 20, 7th grade = 25, 8th grade = 30 WPM) with 95% accuracy.

Typing.com, Typing Club, Typing Games

Week Two - – First Week of School Activities

1. Objective: Introduce class rules and procedures

Activity: Go over posted rules for class expectations, review class procedures, class discussion

2. Objective: Introduce and reflect on new class prayer (direction of intention)

Activity: Students will be provided with the new class prayer, direction of intention, they will work in groups of two or three, create a PowerPoint: slide one – title and names; slide two – three bullets on my thought on why we are praying this prayer; slide three – three bullets on Saint Francis De Sales teachings on the Direction of Intention prayer; slide four – three bullets to summarize the benefits of directing Our Intentions each day. See attached instructions.

Assess: Review of complete PowerPoint’s based on instructions/rubric.

3. Objective: Student Animito video “About Me”

Activity: Students will create an All About Me Animito Video (see attached Instructions)

Week 3 and 4 (Monday –Wednesday) – Fast Food Fun 

This unit will be covered Monday to Wednesday.

T.7.3.A.4 Collect and organize information using technology tools (such as word processor, graphics program, presentation tool, and spreadsheet)

T.7.3.B Create and use spreadsheets/databases to evaluate information
T.7.3.B.1 Enter and format data (define fields, enter data, format data, format headings, worksheet tabs, etc.)
T.7.3.B.2 Organize data (cut, copy, paste, sort data, inserting/deleting rows, etc.)
T.7.3.B.3 Print data tables and graphs (print preview, setup, gridlines, etc.)
T.7.3.B.4 Calculate information (formulas, functions, etc.)
T.7.3.B.5 Graph data effectively (create, format, modify charts, etc.)

Procedure: Students will use excel to practice creating science fair project charts and graphs.
Students will follow the instructions on a video and website (GCF Learn Free) to learn how to insert a chart from data and use the features for chart layout, style and chart options. They will use this knowledge to create a chart and change its layout, style and other chart options to complete a Fast Food Fun Project. They will create a table and chart of the nutritional information of a meal at McDonalds. They will insert their chart in a letter to McDonalds along with their findings. The letters will not be sent.

Weeks 2 – 12 (Fridays) Keyboarding Unit

This unit will be covered each Friday.

Objective: T.8.1.B.2 Use proper keyboarding skills techniques to increase speed to a goal of 7th grade = 25 with 95% accuracy.

Activity: Show Keyboarding Power Point regarding posture, finger position, home row, goals. Work on own with Mavis Beacon Typing Tutor software to increase speed. Reinforce proper techniques and emphasize that speed comes from memorizing each keys location on the board (without looking at keyboard).

Week 5-6 TBD

 

 

 

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Programming/Robotics

In class we use Sphero to demo robotics and programming in the real world - http://www.sphero.com/sphero-sprk

 

Coding:

Please use the following links to engage your brain using technology! Parents please supervise your students while they are on-line. 

Try your hand at Java Script - https://www.khanacademy.org/hour-of-code/hour-of-code-tutorial/v/welcome-hour-of-code

Scratch - https://scratch.mit.edu/

Hour of Code - http://www.code.org

First grade coding- https://hourofcode.com/foos

Binary Game - http://forums.cisco.com/CertCom/game/binary_game_page.htm


Educational Internet Games:

ABCya

www.abcya.com

If you want to practice your mouse skills, try this website:

http://www.mouseprogram.com/

If you want to practice your letters and sounds, try these websites

http://www.starfall.com/
http://www.abcya.com/

If you want to practice your spelling words try this website:

http://www.spellingcity.com/

Drag and Drop US States correctly:

http://www.yourchildlearns.com/mappuzzle/us-puzzle.html

Educational Internet Games:

Typing (Free):

Power Typing http://www.powertyping.com

Dance Mat Typing http://www.dancemattypingguide.com/list-of-dance-mat-typing-stages/

Typing Games http://www.freetypinggame.net/

Typing.com www.typing.com

Typing Club www.typingclub.com

Logic Games

http://www.mathplayground.com

  

Library (Ms. Chastain)

Library - Mrs. Chastain  

2017-18

 

A Prayer by St. Jerome

O Lord, you have given us your word for a light to shine upon our path; grant us so to meditate on that word, and follow its teaching, that we may find in it the light that shines more and more until the perfect day.  Amen.

 

Library Schedule for classes 

Monday  No library classes

Tuesday  3A, 1B, 2B, 4B, 3B

Wednesday  5A

Thursday  5B, 6A/6B, KB

Friday  4A, 7A, 1A, KA, 2A, 7B

 

Library books are due the following week during library class, but can be renewed.

All students except Kindergarten can check-out up to 2 books a week.

Kindergarten students check-out 1 book a week.

 

Library learning during 3rd Quarter

 

Kindergarten:  Students learned the difference between fiction and nonfiction books and where these books are shelved.  Students were also introduced to the parts of a book, including the cover, title page and spine. 

Some books we read included Valentine Cat, 100 Days of School, Presidents’ Day, a biography of St. Patrick and How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? And How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends?  Students also enjoyed hearing some Caldecott Award winning books including Wolf in the Snow, Freight Train and Officer Buckle and Gloria.

 

1st Grade:  Students learned about the difference between fiction and nonfiction books and where they are shelved. Students also learned about the Call numbers on the spines of the books, where the book’s Call number comes from and how fiction books are shelved in alphabetical order by their Call number.  We shared some books about money, zoo stories, Earth Day fiction and nonfiction, and fairy tales and various versions of Little Red Riding Hood.

 

2nd Grade:  Students learned about the difference between fiction and nonfiction books and where they are shelved.  We shared fiction and nonfiction books about Canada, which the students are learning about in the classroom.  We read some books by Robert Munsch, a Canadian author.  Mrs. Kelley’s class researched an animal in the classroom and in the library.  When their research was finished, they worked with a partner to compare and contrast their animal and how it looks, where it lives, how it defends itself, etc.  Mrs. Roser’s class learned about Call numbers and how they come from the last name of the author of the book.  They practiced finding books by call number with a partner.  The students in both classes also learned how to find a “Just Right” book that they can read.

 

3rd Grade:  Students learned how to search for books in the Online Catalog by Keyword and Series.  Then the students learned how to use the dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia and atlas.  They were introduced to plagiarism, what it is and how to avoid it.  They practiced taking notes from an encyclopedia article without copying.  Then the 3rd graders researched a U.S. National Park in small groups.  Each group made a travel poster encouraging tourists to visit their National Park as a product of their research. 

 

4th Grade:  Students were busy in the library during 3rd Quarter learning how to use the print and online World Book Encyclopedia.  They researched a famous African-American during Black History month (February) and made a postage stamp to show what they learned about their famous person.  The 4th graders also practiced using reference resources including the dictionary, thesaurus, and atlas.  They will learn about the almanac during the 4th Quarter.

 

5th Grade:  Students learned about copyright and how to take notes without copying, a great way to avoid plagiarism.  The 5th graders then practiced their note-taking skills by doing in-depth research on countries within small groups.  The countries the students researched included Sudan, Brazil, France, India, Canada, Norway and Australia.

 

6th Grade:  Students learned how to take notes on an article without copying, as well as determining the main idea of the article and what is relevant and irrelevant based on questions they have about the topic of the article.  The 6th graders also learned a little bit about how to evaluate a website for accuracy and bias by looking for the author of the website, looking at the content of the website critically and looking for when the website was last updated.  Then the students began research on an Ancient Culture of their choice that they learned about in Social Studies.  They will compare a typical day in their life with a typical day in the life of a child their age in their Ancient Culture.

 

7th Grade:  Students practiced taking notes on an article on Genetics (a topic they were about to study in Science class) without copying.  The students needed to determine the main idea of the article and what is relevant and irrelevant based on questions they had about the topic of the article.  The 7th graders also learned about how to evaluate a website by looking for the author, who the author works for and when the author last updated the website.  They learned about Primary and Secondary sources, what they are and what the Library of Congress has on Primary Sources, especially relating to the Civil War. 

During the 4th Quarter, students will begin an inquiry research project on greatness and what makes someone great.  They will research a famous person and compare their own lives and the obstacles they face with the life of a great person and how that person overcame obstacles.  This research project will be taught in collaboration with Mrs. O’Connell, the Middle School Language Arts teacher.

 

 

St. Bernadette School library catalog can be searched at this link:  https://stbernadettelibrary.follettdestiny.com

 

World Book Web can be accessed at this link:  http://www.worldbookonline.com/?subacct=K8639

Students have been given the User Name and Password in the library.

Music K-5 (Mrs. Sacolick)

Welcome to Music!

Hello! My name is Jenna Sacolick and I will be teaching music PreK-5. I’m originally from Columbus, Ohio and I have my Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Ohio State. I taught K-8 for 6 years at a Catholic school in Ohio before moving to the DC area. I'm excited to be here at St. Bernadette!

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Students in PreK-5 will experience singing, dancing, playing classroom instruments, composing, listening to different styles of music, instruments of the orchestra, and much more! Click here for the full Diocese curriculum: Diocese of Arlington Music Curriculum

 

I will be using songs and games from the website www.musicplayonline.com.  Students can login to play with some of the available features from home.

Student login:

username: student

password: music18

 

Students grades 3-8 are invited to join the Cardinal Choir.  Practices are after school on Tuesdays and the music we prepare is sung in mass the following Thursday.  Students are welcome to join us at any point in the school year! See Mrs. Halick's page below for more information about Cardinal Choir!

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Music 6-8 (Mrs. Halick)

General Music 6-8

Music Class Schedule 2018-2019

Trimester 1

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Friday 

7CE     1:35 - 2:20 PM

8CE     2:20 - 3:05 PM

 

Annual Christmas Pageant

 

WHO: The St. Bernadette parish and school community

           All students in grades K through 8 will participate

WHAT: Christmas carols and the Nativity story acted out by the 3rd grade

WHERE: St. Bernadette Church

WHEN: Thursday Dec 13 at 6:30 PM

WHY: To celebrate the holiday season and grow in love for God and each other!

 

All students should attend.

Participation counts towards music grades.

 

If unable to attend the pageant please email as soon as possible

Mrs. Halick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mrs. Sacolick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Students should wear their Christmas Sunday best.

Report to church by 6:15 PM.

 

 

 Music Google Classroom 

All Assignments and homework are on Google Classroom!

 

Parents:  To see all of Google Classroom

- ask your student to login and show you the class stream and classwork.

 

7CE google classroom code : w5snona

8CE google classroom code: iy6dt4j

Share google documents to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

You are always welcome in the music room and I am happy to have volunteers.  

 Feel free to email me at anytime with questions This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Middle School Music Curriculum

The music curriculum for middle school will include opportunities to create, perform, respond, and connect music to other subjects.  Much of the work will be done by the students during class time in both group and individual projects.  Homework will be rare. 

For additional details on the music curriculum see https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/Catholic-Schools/Music-Curriculum.pdf

and  http://www.nationalartsstandards.org/

 

Grades

Music grades will be determined by participation, attitude, and effort.  A grade of 2 indicates an excellent level of participation.  A grade of 3 indicates a student who went well above and beyond expectations in attitude, effort, and/or higher level thinking skills.  A grade of 1 indicates a student in need of assistance to be successful in music class and will be addressed through conferencing with the student, other teachers, administration, and parents.

 

 Cardinal Choir

2018-2019

 

Link to Choir information and permission form: Cardinal Choir 2018-2019

 

The purpose of the Cardinal Choir is to provide music for the weekly school masses.  The group is open to all students grades 3-8, staff, and parents. No experience is necessary to join…..just a love of God and a desire to make music.

We will practice Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:15 PM in the school music room.  Mass is held on Thursday at 9 AM (with a few exceptions - see below).

Attendance at practice is required in order for you to join the group during Mass. If you can’t make a Tuesday practice - that is ok.  You are welcome to sing from the pew and join the group at practice the next week.

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Mass Schedule (subject to change)

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We will also sing for two special masses:

May 4  - First Communion 5:00pm (Saturday)

Cardinal Choir Combined with Parish Children’s Choir

June 7 - 8th grade Graduation Mass (Friday)

 

 

Music Programs Online/Apps

Chrome Music Lab

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/

Incredibox

http://www.incredibox.com/

Beepbox

https://www.beepbox.co

Groove Pizza

https://apps.musedlab.org/groovepizza/

 

Apps: (most are free and may contain ads)

 

Apple

GarageBand

Launchpad

Tones

SoundForest

Figure

 

Android

Remixlive

Soundcamp

 

PE (Mr. Medina)

 

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Prayer to St. Sebastian

 

Patron Saint of Athletes

 

 

O Lord, grant us the spirit of fortitude, so that guided by the example of St. Sebastian, we may learn to bear witness to the Christian Faith and patiently support the sufferings of life.

 

Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.